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UFC Fight Roundup: Fabricio Camoes gets new opponent for UFC 179

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The UFC’s has a new bout set for its next fight card in Brazil as Tony Martin replaces injured Josh Shockley against jiu-jitsu specialist Fabricio Camoes at UFC 179.

Both Martin (8-2) and Camoes (14-8-1) enter the match-up on a losing skid. Martin is 0-2 in the Octagon following losses to Rashid Magomedov and Beneil Dariush, while "Morango" looks for his first win since 2012 after coming up short against Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller.

UFC 179 takes place at the Maracanazinho gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is headlined by a featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes.

The following fight card in Brazil, scheduled for Nov. 8 in Uberlandia, Minas Gerais, also has a new pair of fights set.

Riding a five-fight winning streak, Nina Ansaroff (6-3) makes her UFC debut against Juliana Lima (6-2), a fellow Invicta FC veteran who looks to rebound following a unanimous decision loss to Joanna Jędrzejczyk in her first UFC fight.

In the welterweight division, Colby Covington is set to take on TUF: Brazil 3 alum Wagner Silva. American Top Team’s Covington (6-0) finished Anying Wang in his UFC debut in August, while Silva looks for his first win in the Octagon after tapping to Ricardo Abreu in a middleweight bout in May.

With Mauricio Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa in the main event, UFC Fight Night 56 takes place at the Tancredo Neves Gymnasium in Uberlandia.

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