Nicolae Negumereanu returns from 27-month layoff, fights Aleksa Camur at UFC event on June 19

Nolan King and John Morgan
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Twenty-seven months removed from his UFC debut, Nicolae Negumereanu is set to make his second walk to the promotion’s cage.

On June 19, Negumereanu (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will square off with Aleksa Camur in a light heavyweight bout on a UFC “Fight Night” card. The event does not yet have an announced location or venue.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie on Friday, but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Romania’s Negumereanu, 26, made his promotional debut on short notice in March 2019. He lost a unanimous decision to Saparbeg Safarov. The fight marked the first time Negumereanu lost as a professional and the first time he went three full rounds.

Ohio’s Camur (6-1 MMA, 1-1) looks to reenter the win column after a unanimous decision loss to William Knight at UFC 253 this past September. The win came eight months after a successful UFC debut in which Camur beat Justin Ledet by unanimous decision at UFC 246.

With the addition, the June 19 UFC lineup now includes:

  • Matt Brown vs. Dhiego Lima

  • Virna Jandiroba vs. Kanako Murata

  • Roque Martinez vs. Josh Parisian

  • Bruno Silva vs. Wellington Turman

  • Julian Erosa vs. Seung Woo Choi

  • Casey O’Neill vs. Lara Procopio

  • Tyson Nam vs. Tagir Ulanbekov

  • Aleksa Camur vs. Nicolae Negumereanu


Fight booking wire (March 29-April 4): UFC's Michel Prazeres returns in June vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov