Camacho Signs Two-Year Deal With EliteXC


Joe Camacho gets ready to throw a left hook against Akiyo Nishiura. Photo by Rick Estrada. Used with permission.

MMA on Tap has learned that longtime veteran Joe Camacho has signed a two-year contract with Elite Xtreme Combat. The deal includes the possibility of eight fights inside the confines of the promotion.

“I recently signed a two-year deal (eight fights) with EliteXC,” Camacho said when contacted for comment. “My first fight will be in a ShoXC show and the rest will be under the EliteXC banner. It’s some guaranteed airtime for me, provided that I keep winning of course.”

He will make his debut with the organization on April 5th against fellow lightweight Fabricio Camoes. A light heavyweight bout between prospects Jared Hamman and Poai Suganuma will serve as the card’s main event. UFC veteran Doug Evans will also make his EliteXC debut against Wilson Reis.

Camacho is currently riding a six-fight undefeated streak and hasn’t lost since the summer of 2006, defeating two of the world’s top-rated international fighters along the way. His last win was a knockout of Thomas Denny at a King of the Cage event in January, earning Camacho the organization’s lightweight title.

Just like his counterpart, Camoes has also found a good amount of success as of late, winning his last four fights. However he hasn’t fought since winning a lightweight tournament in October 2006. Camoes submitted Cage Rage veteran Jean Silva in the finals.

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