UFC 150 Fight Card Primer: Dustin Pague Vs. Chico Camus

Dustin Pague and Chico Camus square off during the UFC 150 weigh-ins at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. Photo Credit: Esther LIn of MMAFighting.

The FX broadcast of the UFC 150 preliminary card kicks off in the bantamweight division. Dustin Pague (11-6 MMA, 1-2 UFC) of TUF 14 fame takes on newcomer Chico Camus (11-3 MMA, UFC debut). Neither one is ranked in the SB Nation MMA Consensus Rankings.

Pague has been a workhorse this year, and this will mark his 3rd fight in 2 months. Camus is a product of Roufusport, home of fellow UFC fighters Anthony Pettis and Alan Belcher. Coverage of this fight begins at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT live on FX, and leads up to the PPV broadcast at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT.

How do these two stack up?

Pague: 25 years old | 5'9" | 74.5" reach
Camus: 27 years old | 5'6" | Unknown reach


What have these two done recently?

Pague: L - Ken Stone (SD) | W - Jared Papazian (SUB) | L - John Albert (TKO)
Camus: W - Alpetin Ozkilic (UD) | W - Dan Aguirre (UD) | W - Eugene Crisler (UD)

How did these two get here?

Pague debuted in professional MMA in 2008, losing via first round KO. His regional scene was exclusive to the Atlantic Seaboard, where he fought former WEC fighter Anthony Leone and UFC veteran Din Thomas (both losses). He rode a five-fight win streak afterwards all the way to the 14th season of The Ultimate Fighter. He won Fight of the Season with his submission of Louis Gaudinot, but his hopes of winning the show were dashed when TJ Dillashaw beat him in the semifinals. He lost to John Albert in the final in a quick KO in the season finale, but survived the chopping block. On June 8th of this year he submitted Jared Papazian and two weeks later took on Ken Stone as a last-minute replacement, losing by gutsy split decision.

Camus started out in amateur competition, winning all 3 of his fights before turning pro in 2009. He has fought mostly in the Midwest, primarily Wisconsin since Roufusport is based there. Perhaps his most notable opponent in regionals was ex-WEC featherweight Jameel Massouh, which Camus lost by decision. His last three fights have all been decision wins and now he's ready to make his UFC debut and possibly be another exciting fighter coming out of Duke Roufus' camp.

Why should you care?

I'm reaching here, but bantamweights generally bring excitement and the combination of Pague's entertaining fights on TUF and the UFC and Camus being a young Roufusport fighter should get you interested, even though they're both bottom-level BWs for the time being.

More coverage of UFC 150 from Bloody Elbow after the jump.

SBN coverage of UFC 150

UFC 150: Donald Cerrone Vs. Melvin Guillard Dissection - Dallas Winston

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UFC 150: The Last Stand For Jake Shields - Fraser Coffeen

Bad Boy Presents Bloody Elbow Radio - Episode 197: Mark Pavelich, Jared Rosholt, UFC 150 Preview - Matt Bishop

UFC 150 Pre-Fight Press Conference Video And Coverage - Tim Burke

UFC 150: Yushin Okami Vs. Buddy Roberts Dissection - Dallas Winston

UFC 150 Interview: Ed Herman 'It's Not About Who The Best Guy Is Anymore' - Steph Daniels

UFC 150 Fight Week: Dana White Video Blog Day 1 - Josh Nason

UFC 150: Why Ben Henderson Vs. Frankie Edgar II Is Destined To Disappoint - Fraser Coffeen

UFC 150: Henderson Vs. Edgar Betting Lines - Tim Burke

Video: UFC 150 Open Workout & Pre-Fight Interviews With Ben Henderson, Frankie Edgar - Nate Wilcox

UFC 150: Justin Lawrence Vs. Max Holloway Dissection - Dallas Winston

FREE $100 UFC 150 Kountermove Fantasy Cash Tourney - Steph Daniels

UFC 150 Judo Chop: Out-Striking Frankie Edgar Again - Jack Slack

Video: Complete Countdown To UFC 150 - Nate Wilcox

UFC 150: Preliminary Card Dissection - Dallas Winston

UFC 150 Interview: Buddy Roberts Talks Opportunity To Face Yushin Okami

Donald Cerrone Calls Out Anthony Pettis - Tim Burke

UFC 150 Fight Card: Henderson Vs. Edgar II - Tim Burke

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