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Chad Laprise replaces Alan Jouban, meets Brian Camozzi at UFC 213

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This year’s International Fight Week festivities will have a little more Canadian flare with the addition of Chad Laprise to July’s UFC 213 event.

Laprise (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been added to the card in a welterweight bout with Brian Camozzi (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who needed a new opponent on short notice after Alan Jouban was forced to withdraw from their matchup due to a foot injury.

UFC officials today announced the bout following an initial report from Sportsnet.ca.

UFC 213 takes place July 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Laprise hasn’t competed since UFC on FOX 21 in August where he earned a TKO win over Thibault Gouti in just 96 seconds. Laprise, who won “The Ultimate Fighter: Nations” in 2014, missed the lightweight limit by three pounds against Gouti, forcing him to opt for a change in weight class.

The bout at UFC 213 will mark Laprise’s first fight at welterweight since he won his season of “TUF” more than three years ago.

Camozzi, meanwhile, has been thrown into challenging matchups from the outset of his UFC career, and that won’t change against Laprise. The younger brother of 19-fight octagon veteran Chris Camozzi made his promotional debut on short notice, losing to Randy Brown by second-round TKO at UFC Fight Night 102 in December.

For his second appearance Camozzi, 25, was paired against a dangerous foe in Jouban. That fell through, but Laprise still represents arguably the biggest challenge of his young career.

The latest UFC 213 card now includes:

  • Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker – for interim middleweight title
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis
  • Travis Browne vs. Aleksei Oleinik
  • Jordan Mein vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
  • Brian Camozzi vs. Chad Larprise

For more on UFC 213, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie

Alan Jouban fractures foot, out of UFC 213 fight vs. Brian Camozzi

Alan Jouban hopes you had a better Tuesday than he did.

The UFC welterweight posted an Instagram video to announce he has withdrawn from his scheduled UFC 213 fight with Brian Camozzi because of a fractured foot suffered in training.

On top of that, his car broke down.

Instagram Photo

“It turns out that I fractured my foot on Friday at sparring,” Jouban said. “I’ve been training on it for three days now with a broken foot. So that puts me out of my fight July 8th. A little bit disappointing. I’ve been healthy, training my butt off for two months. I finally get a fight, and I’m injured. So, I’m sorry to everyone, family, friends, everyone excited for it. I’m going to have to push it back a couple more weeks as soon as I can get another fight.”

The news is a bummer for both Jouban (15-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Camozzi (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) as the booking was just announced within the past two weeks.

Jouban was looking to rebound from having his three-fight winning streak snapped following a submission loss to Gunnar Nelson in March. The 35-year-old’s run included wins over the likes of Mike Perry and Belal Muhammad, the latter of which earned the former RFA title challenger and ex-model his third career “Fight of the Night” bonus.

Camozzi, meanwhile, recently made his UFC debut and suffered a TKO loss to Randy Brown in December. Before the setback, the 25-year-old RFA veteran, who’s the younger brother of UFC vet Chris Camozzi, was on a five-fight winning streak (with five stoppages), which ultimately earned him a UFC contract.

No word on a possible replacement for Camozzi.

UFC 213 takes place July 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

The latest UFC 213 card includes:

  • Champ Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker – for interim middleweight title
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
  • Jim Miller vs. Anthony Pettis
  • Travis Browne vs. Aleksei Oleinik
  • Jordan Mein vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos

For more on UFC 213, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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