UFC Hamburg Update: WSOF, KSW Vet Abu Azaitar to Make Debut vs. Vitor Miranda on July 22
By: Tristen Critchfield May 15, 2018
Azaitar will make his Octagon debut against Vitor
Miranda in a middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 134 in
The promotion’s European branch announced the pairing via Instagram
on Tuesday. UFC Fight Night 134 takes place on July 22 at the
Barclaycard Arena and is headlined by a light heavyweight showdown
Oezdemir against Mauricio
Rua. The card airs on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on
UFC Fight Pass.
A veteran of the World Series of Fighting, Absolute Championship
Berkut and Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki promotions, Azaitar enters his
first promotional foray with a 13-1 career mark. The Cologne,
Germany-based fighter hasn’t competed since October 2016, when he
captured a decision win over Michael
Arrant at WSOF 33. He has finished seven of his career triumphs
by knockout or technical knockout.
The 39-year-old Miranda won three of his first four Octagon
appearances but is currently looking to halt a two-bout skid. In
his last outing, “Lex Luthor” suffered a decision defeat to
Vettori at UFC Fight Night 112 in June 2017.