Chris Camozzi will have a huge opportunity to boost his standing in the middleweight division when he meets former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza in the co-main event of UFC on FX 8.
Originally, Camozzi had been booked to fight Rafael Natal on Saturday. However, an injury to Souza's initially scheduled opponent—Costa Philippou—provided Camozzi the chance to step up and appear in an even bigger matchup.
Natal will now meet UFC newcomer Joao Zeferino.
A bout with Philippou was supposed to give Souza a chance to prove himself as an elite 185-pound fighter in his Octagon debut. Coming off of a win over Tim Boetsch, Philippou is the No. 6 contender in the official UFC middleweight rankings, so an impressive victory in that contest could have boosted Souza into title shot consideration.
Still, Souza will have to bring his best to the lower-ranked Camozzi at UFC on FX 8 in order to maintain his position as a top-10 middleweight. Let's break down the matchup and take a look at the areas Camozzi may have to focus on in order to upset Souza.