The UFC is targeting a middleweight bout between Chris Camozzi and Buddy Roberts for its August return to the Mile High City.

Rumors of the bout were first reported by The Denver Post. The MMA Corner has confirmed the intended bout with sources close to the fight, but bout agreements have yet to be signed.

Both fighters are coming off recent wins.

Camozzi, who lives in nearby Lakewood, Colo., scored his second consecutive third-round finish by dispatching of Nick Catone via TKO at UFC on FX 4 on June 22. With the win, the Factory X Muay Thai/MMA product pushed his promotional record to 4-2 and his career record to 17-5. In his post-fight speech at the New Jersey event, Camozzi made it known that he wanted to fight in his own backyard and it appears the UFC is looking to grant his wish.

Roberts made a successful Octagon debut earlier in June, defeating Brazilian Caio Magalhaes at UFC on FX 3 by unanimous decision.  The New Mexico-based fighter trains out of Jackson’s MMA in Albuquerque and carries with him a record of 12-2.

UFC 150 takes place on Aug. 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver. The event is headlined by a lightweight title rematch between current champion Benson Henderson and former champ Frankie Edgar. The card also features a quartet of veteran middleweights, as former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields returns to the 185-pound division to take on TUF alum Ed Herman, while former title challenger Yushin Okami will take on Rousimar Palhares.

Photo: Chris Camozzi (Rob Tatum/The MMA Corner)

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