Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola once again on deck for UFC 263 on June 12th Glendale, Arizona.
Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola once again on deck for UFC 263 on June 12th.
The UFC is going to make a second attempt to start the fight between Frank "The Crank" Camacho and Matt "The Steamrolla" Frevola. Both fighters were cataloged to face each other a year earlier, but Frevola was removed from the party after his cornerman, and also UFC fighter Billy Quarantillo tested positive for COVID-19. This time Camacho and Frevola will meet in the Lightweight division on June 12 at UFC 263.
This pair of gritty and resolute UFC lightweights will be looking to get back into the win column this June.
Fighter Path MMA 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 Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori for the UFC Middleweight Championship Belt.
Both the fighters have confirmed this bout on their respective social media accounts. Fans favorite, The Crank, shared these whimsy words on upcoming fight with Steamrolla, "He's (Frevola) a grinder and he doesn't quit. We are both the type of fighters that you have to put out to win these fights. It's going to be like an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object."
After not fighting in over a year, Frank ”The Crank” Camacho (22-9) will be looking to pick up his first victory at UFC 263. The Mariana Island native has lost four of his last five battles and will be making his first appearance inside the octagon since his June defeat to Justin Jaynes last year. He was supposed to fight Brok Weaver last September, but a positive COVID-19 test put a halt to that.
Camacho outwore COVID-19 and has since returned to Guam, where he recapitulates to train to prepare for any note from the UFC. “I am cranking it up again, doing cycling for my cardio and getting back into running. I am supposed to leave for California sometime this month for a training camp with Team Oyama, but have to push the trip back, probably late next month, to heal my foot injury,” the 31-year-old athlete said a couple of months ago.
While Matt "The Steamrolla" 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. Before his loss at UFC 257, Frevola had great wins over Jalin Turner and Luis Pena.
If we talk about individual statistics of both of the fighters then the 5'10" Camacho has an upper hand. He has fought 31 bouts so far, clutching 22 wins out of nowhere. While facing 9 unprecedented losses.
On the other side, the 5'9" USA international, Frevola, registered himself in 11 UFC's ultimate bouts, less than the Crank. He made 8 crucial winning escapes against the opponents, while 2 losses and a maiden draw also came his way.
UFC 263 will take place on June 12, 2021, at the Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, and it is also expected that the Gila River's Arena will be fully packed with the crowd.
The full UFC card has yet to be announced, but is expected to feature the following bouts:
Date:Sat, Jun 12, 7:00 PMVenue: Gila River Arena Glendale ArizonaWatch on: PPVMiddleweight· Main eventIsrael AdesanyaMarvin Vettori20 - 1 - 017 - 4 - 1Flyweight·Co-mainDeiveson FigueiredoBrandon Moreno20 - 1 - 118 - 5 - 2WelterweightLeon EdwardsNate Diaz18 - 3 - 0 , 1NC21 - 12 - 0WelterweightDemian MaiaBelal Muhammad28 - 10 - 018 - 3 - 0 , 1NCLight HeavyweightPaul CraigJamahal Hill14 - 4 - 17 - 0 - 0 , 2NCLightweightDrewDoberBradRiddell23 - 10 - 0 , 1NC9 - 1 - 0
Heavyweight: (c) Carlos Felipe vs Jake Collier
Lightweight: Luigi Vendramini vs Fares Ziam
Featherweight: Movsar Evloev vs Hakeem Dawodu
Light Heavyweight: Paul Craig vs Jamahal Hill
Women’s Bantamweight: Karol Rosa vs Sijara Eubanks
Lightweight: Matt Frevola vs Frank Camacho*
“Camacho is legit. He is on a two-fight losing streak, but has notable wins over Nick Hein, Damien Brown, and Keita Nakamura,” MMA Matchmaking said in its post.
Most notably, the Crank also got Fight of the Night honors in his first three UFC bouts. So, it's going to be a "hot knife through butter" bout!