Fabricio Camoes, just days away from the fight, has a new opponent for Friday’s UFC on FX 1 event in Nashville.
UFC officials on Monday announced that Tommy Hayden will make his Octagon debut against Camoes at Bridgestone Arena.
Camoes (13-6-1) begins his second tour through the UFC with this bout. He went 0-1-1 the first time around, losing to Kurt Pellegrino and drawing with Caol Uno, then won back-to-back bouts at Tachi Palace Fights.
Camoes was actually a replacement for Raphael Oliveira, who was slated to face Reza Medadi. The UFC on Friday announced an injury to Medadi, so in comes Hayden.
Hayden holds a perfect 8-0 professional record, training under UFC and Strikeforce veteran Jorge Gurgel. He has been working his way up the ladder of the Midwest regional scene, finishing all but one of his opponents.
A lightweight tilt between Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller heads Friday’s UFC on FX 1 fight card, the promotion’s first FX branded event.