Chico Camus hoping bantamweight title win at LFA 29 gets him return call from UFC

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The vacant bantamweight title is on the line tonight at LFA 29 in Minnesota, and both fighters hope a win means they’ll get a quick call from the UFC.

Former UFC flyweight Chico Camus (18-7) takes on fast-rising prospect Ricky Simon (10-1) in the LFA 29 main event at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn. The main card airs on AXS TV.

Camus had an eight-fight run in the UFC, but was bounced from the promotion in late 2015 after dropping three of four fights, all by decision. He went 3-4 with a no-contest while in the big show.

But since then, he has three straight wins for RFA and LFA, all in Prior Lake. Tonight, he’ll look to make it four straight to get a piece of hardware and then hope for the eventual call.

“He only has one loss on his record, so I’m looking forward to putting the second one on there,” Camus said. “He’s a good guy. I didn’t watch too many of his fights, but I’m just looking to go out there and showcase my abilities and hopefully I can get my job back at the UFC with this strap.

“Immediately, I’m taking that call. I think I never should have been dropped in the first place. I think I’m a top 15 fighter in the world, whether you put me at flyweight or you put me at bantamweight. Hopefully this stamps my name where I can get my job back and get back on that UFC roster.”

To hear more from Camus with AXS TV Fights’ Phoenix Carnevale, check out the video above. To hear from Simon ahead of the fight, check out the video below.

And for more on LFA 28, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie

LFA 29 set for Dec. 15 with bantamweight title fight

LFA 29 is set for next month in Minnesota, and a title fight tops the card.

LFA 29 takes place at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn., and the main card airs on AXS TV.

The vacant bantamweight title will on the line in the main event when former UFC fighter Chico Camus (18-7) takes on fast-rising prospect Ricky Simon (10-1).

Camus, who went 3-4 (with one no-contest) during a three-year UFC run, is 4-0 since then with a string of decision victories with RFA and LFA. The 32-year-old former flyweight, who’s fought at bantamweight in his past two bouts, now meets Simon, a 25-year-old Titan FC and KOTC vet who recently scored a split-decision victory over Donavon Frelow at DWCS 5 for his third straight win.

In the co-main event, former Bellator fighter and “The Ultimate Fighter 12” competitor Mike Richman (18-7) fights in his home state when he takes on lightweight Jeff Peterson (8-4), who’s won five straight.

The latest LFA 29 lineup includes:

For more on LFA 28, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie