Aleksa Camur

USA

Set to fight Nicolae Negumereanu
Light HeavyweightUFC
April 2, 2021
Camur will face Nicolae Negumereanu at the UFC's event on June 19, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Camur will return to the Octagon for the first time since September of 2020, when he suffered his first professional loss versus William Knight. In June, he'll get a chance to improve his UFC record above .500.
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First professional loss
Light HeavyweightUFC
September 26, 2020
Camur lost to William Knight via unanimous decision (28-29, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC 253 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
That will do it for Camur's undefeated professional record. Entering Saturday's fight as roughly a -140 favorite, Camur had all sorts of difficulty with the physicality of Knight. The vast majority of this bout was spent grinding along the fence and on the mat, and the bigger, stronger Knight emerged victorious. Camur has legitimate power in his hands, but the rest of his all-around game needs some work. The good news is that the Ohio native turned 25 years of age just yesterday, and there is plenty of time to make the necessary improvements.
Preparing for UFC 253
Light HeavyweightUFC
September 5, 2020
Camur will fight William Knight in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 253 on Sept. 26, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Camur hasn't fought since his UFC debut when he defeated Justin Ledet via unanimous decision in January, and now he'll welcome William Knight, who won his first official UFC contract Tuesday, to the Octagon. Knight is 8-1-0 as an MMA fighter that primarily wins by KO/TKO. Both fighters earned their contracts through Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series.
Scores win in UFC debut
Light HeavyweightUFC
January 18, 2020
Camur defeated Justin Ledet via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 246 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was an easy victory for Camur in his first official UFC fight. A product of Dana White's Contender Series, Camur took care of a subpar opponent with little issue. He is known for his power, but Camur did a nice job of stringing together combinations against an opponent in Ledet who displays poor striking defense. The UFC's light heavyweight division can use all the legitimate prospects it can find and Camur -- who won't turn 25 years of age until September -- certainly qualifies.
Official debut booked
Light HeavyweightUFC
December 3, 2019
Camur will take on Justin Ledet in a light heavyweight matchup at UFC 246 on Jan. 18, Shawn Bitter of Cageside Press reports.
ANALYSIS
Camur is a 25-year-old prospect on a five-fight winning streak, with all of those victories coming by way of TKO within the first two rounds. The Ohio native got his opportunity following an appearance on Dana White's Contender Series, where he overcame early adversity and landed a flying knee in the second round to seal the victory. Camur is also a training partner of heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, who could play a role in helping him prepare for a matchup against Ledet, who has lost his last two matchups under the UFC banner.
Caps off DWTNCS with flying knee, contract
Light HeavyweightUFC
July 31, 2019
Camur defeated Fabio Cherant via TKO (flying knee and punches) at 0:48 of Round 2 at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. He was the last of four fighters to be awarded a UFC contract following the event.
ANALYSIS
Both combatants showed flashes of power in the first round, but neither was able to connect with anything consequential. Camur actually appeared to be on the ropes early in the second round when Cherant landed a hard left hand, but in the ensuing scramble he landed a flying left knee that sent Cherant stumbling to the canvas. Cherant was able to survive for a bit, but he was smothered with an onslaught of punches from Camur that ultimately ended the contest. The Ohio native is a training partner of former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, and Dana White revealed after the show that Miocic had called him to lobby on Camur's behalf. Both the call and that performance did the trick, resulting in the 23-year-old punching his ticket to the UFC. He'll enter his first matchup with an undefeated professional record.