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Weight class: Featherweight
Gym: Xtreme Couture/Nova Uniao
Camilo started training at the infamous Brazilian gym, Nova Uniao, under Andre Pederneiras and alongside former UFC Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo. However, in the last few years, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, and made Xtreme Couture his new home.
Eric Nicksick, head coach of Xtreme Couture, has very high praise for the Brazilian.
He’s one of the best prospects I’ve seen at XC in a long time. And a great kid, too!— Eric Nicksick (@Eric_XCMMA) May 7, 2023
The young fighter is riding a three-fight win streak since his last loss, finishing all three opponents. Besides his professional debut, he has finished all of his opponents within two rounds. Indeed, Camilo picked up his latest win this past weekend (Sat., May 6, 2023) at Lights Out Xtreme Fighting 9 (LXF 9), soiling Alberto Romo’s undefeated record via technical knockout.
Top prospect Matheus Camilo picked up another stoppage win last night at #LXF9 pic.twitter.com/N4TVUYt0hH— Alex Behunin (@AlexBehunin) May 7, 2023
Check out some highlights from Camilo’s last few fights:
Camilo vs. Malveaux
GOOD NIGHT!!!!!#FuryFC65 pic.twitter.com/vFoTatIiEi— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) June 26, 2022
Camilo vs. Heffernan
NASTY crank brings this one to an end#FuryFC74 pic.twitter.com/Jt2lxHpdlU— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) February 6, 2023
Camilo wants to get on season seven of Contender Series, which will take place this Fall. And with his incredibly fun style, Camilo might just get the call up to the big leagues to demonstrate his dynamic skillset.
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