With Rafaello Oliveira injured, the UFC has called up another Brazilian lightweight to fill in against the debuting Reza Madadi at UFC on FX 1 in Nashville. Tatame reports that former UFC fighter, Fabricio Camoes, has been tapped to return to the Octagon and face Madadi on the January 20th card.
In an interview with tatame, Morango said that he only has to sign the contract for his return to the Ultimate is finished:
"I look forward to this agreement coming soon. It will be my chance to return to the Ultimate. I worked hard this year, I made some good fights, went to third, but my opponent was injured. I think I'm worthy of this opportunity."
Camoes is a BJJ black belt who made his UFC debut in late 2010, drawing with Caol Uno in a fight that Camoes would have won if not for a point deduction. In his next fight, he was choked out by Kurt Pellegrino, and that was apparently all the Zuffa brass needed to see before sending "Morango" packing. Since that time, Camoes has competed for Tachi Palace Fights, winning two fights over UFC veterans Steve Lopez (a TKO), and Efrain Escuero (a decision), who was also recently called back up to the UFC as a short-notice replacement.
Fabricio "Morango" Camoes (13-6)
W Efrain Escudero (unam. decision) - TPF 9
W Steve Lopez (TKO) - TPF 8
L Kurt Pellegrino (submission) - UFC 111