A pair of gritty UFC lightweights will be looking to get back into the win column this June.
Fighterpath.com was the first to report that Matt Frevola will fight Frank Camacho at UFC 263 on June 12. UFC 263 is expected to be headlined by the rematch of Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno.
Both fighters would later confirm the bout on social media.
After not fighting in 2020, Frevola (8-2-1) had his two-fight win streak snapped in January at UFC 257 against top prospect Arman Tsarukyan. Frevola lost a unanimous decision. He was supposed to fight Ottman Azaitar at that same event; however, on the day of weigh-ins, Azaitar was pulled from the card due to breaking COVID-19 protocols, aka backpack gate. Befoe his loss at UFC 257, Frevola had great wins over Jalin Turner and Luis Pena.
Camacho (22-9) will most likely be fighting for his job come June. “The Crank” is coming off losses to Beneil Dariush and a 41-second TKO loss to Justin Jaynes. He was supposed to fight Brok Weaver last September, but a positive COVID-19 test put a halt to that.
UFC 263 takes place June 12, 2021. While no official location or venue have been announced for the PPV card, the following fights have been reported:
- Deiveson Figueiredo (c) vs. Brandon Moreno – for the UFC flyweight championship
- Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad
- Carlos Felipe vs. Jake Collier
- Luigi Vendramini vs. Fares Ziam
- Movsar Evloev vs. Hakeem Dawodu
- Lauren Murphy vs. Joanne Calderwood
- Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola