UFC officials announced on Thursday that the Brazilian middleweight Bruno Santos will be forced out of UFC 175 due to an injury that he suffered during training camp. Trevor Smith (11-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has now agreed to step in and face Chris Camozzi (19-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC). UFC 175 is turning out to be a stacked card with a pair of Championship fights featuring Champion Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida for middleweight title and Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis for the women’s bantamweight title. UFC 175 will take place on July 5 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Trevor “Hot Sauce “Smith (11-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) made his debut into the UFC in July of 2013 at UFC on Fox 8, where he suffered a loss to Ed Herman by a spilt decision. He would then go on to face Brian Houston where the fight resulted in another split decision although, this time he managed to pull out the win. Smith’s last appearance in the UFC was against Thales Leites, where his hopes were quickly crushed losing quickly in the first round being knocked out only 45 seconds into the first round.
Chris Camozzi (19-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) joined the UFC after appearing on The Ultimate Fighter 11 back in 2010. Camozzi had a comfortable 4 fight win streak until May 2013, but he is now finding himself coming off back to back losses. His first loss was at UFC on Fox 8 where he met Ronaldo Souza losing in the first round by a Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke). Chris Camozzi then went on to UFC Fight Night, Fight for the Troops 3, he was handed another loss by decision to Lorenz Larkin.
UFC 175 is scheduled to be headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and challenger Lyoto Machida and Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis
With the addition, UFC 175 now includes:
Champ Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida – for middleweight title
Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis – for women’s bantamweight title
Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
Alex Caceres vs. Urijah Faber
Matt Mitrione vs. Stefan Struve
Uriah Hall vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
Chris Camozzi vs. Trevor Smith
Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. Luke Zachrich
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
By: Michelle LuLuce