Drew Dober heads to welterweight, meets Frank Camacho at UFC on FOX 27

Drew Dober will head to welterweight for a UFC on FOX 27 bout with Frank Camacho.

Camacho (21-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) today posted news of the bout with Dober (18-8 MMA, 4-4 UFC), following an earlier report from charlotteobserver.com (via Instagram):

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UFC on FOX 27 takes place Jan. 27 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. The card airs on FOX following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Dober, who’s coming off a brutal first-round knockout win over Josh Burkman in July, cut a massive amount of weight for the fight, and the California State Athletic Commission subsequently said he would need to move up in weight for his next bout or getting medical clearance.

The 29-year-old now heads to 170 pounds on the strength of a 3-1 run that also includes a knockout win over Jason Gonzalez and a decision victory over Scott Holtzman.

He meets Camacho, a 28-year-old from the Saipan Northern Mariana Islands who frequently fought for the Guam-based Pacific Xtreme Combat before signing with the UFC. After a decision loss to Li Jingliang in his promotional debut, he rebounded in November with a split-decision victory over Damien Brown, though major media outlets unanimously scored it for Camacho, via MMADecisions.com. Camacho came in heavy for the lightweight bout and also now heads to welterweight.

The latest UFC on FOX 27 card includes:

  • Ronaldo Souza vs. Derek Brunson
  • Ilir Latifi vs. Ovince Saint Preux
  • Dennis Bermudez vs. Andre Fili
  • Gregor Gillespie vs. Jordan Rinaldi
  • Bobby Green vs. Erik Koch
  • Mirsad Bektic vs. Godofredo Pepey
  • Mara Romero Borella vs. Katlyn Chookagian
  • Juliana Lima vs. Randa Markos
  • Vinc Pichel vs. Joaquim Silva
  • Justine Kish vs. Ji Yeon Kim
  • Niko Price vs. George Sullivan
  • Frank Camacho vs. Drew Dober

For more on UFC on FOX 27, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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