Earlier today it was learned that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Constantinos Philippou had suffered a cut above his right eye in training and would no longer be eligible to compete against Ronaldo Souza at the promotion's upcoming UFC on FX 8 event at Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
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With "Costas" down and out, Chris Camozzi has been pulled from his fight against Rafael Natal -- also scheduled for the FX-televised broadcast -- to take Philippou's place, prompting the promotion to sign last-minute fill-in Joao Zeferino. "The Brazilian Samurai" is 12-1 since 2007 and is currently riding a seven-fight winning streak.
MMA Fighting brought word of the change earlier today.
UFC on FX 8 features a hard-hitting headliner between Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, Luke Rockhold, in the main event. Rafael dos Anjos and Evan Dunham have also agreed to tangle atop the international card.
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