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Hiromitsu Miura to return at WEC 38 vs. newcomer Edgar Garcia

Coming off the heels of his spirited title challenge against WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit at WEC 35 this past August, Hiromitsu Miura is finally set to return to action at WEC 38 on January 25 in San Diego, California against newcomer Edgar Garcia.

Garcia was signed to the WEC after accumulating a 6-0 record while competing on the Arizona MMA scene. His most recent victory took place at Total Combat 30 in August, where he recorded a first round TKO over Waylon Kennell. All but one of Garcia’s victories have been first round finishes.

Miura, 9-5, is a former middleweight competitor who is 2-2 in four career WEC fights. The Japan native made his debut for the promotion at WEC 27 in May of 2007, losing a unanimous decision to Jason “Mayhem” Miller. He then proceeded to record back-to-back victories against Fernando Gonzalez at WEC 29 and Blas Avena at WEC 33.

However, it was his loss to Condit which earned him his greatest acclaim in the U.S. Despite being TKO’d by Condit at 4:43 of round 4, Miura went toe-to-toe with the defending champion for most of the bout and provided his stiffest test to date while competing in the WEC.

WEC 38 is scheduled to be held at the San Diego Sports Arena with the event also being televised on VERSUS. Featured matchups on the show include WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner defending his title vs. Donald Cerrone and Urijah Faber rematching Jens Pulver.

  • JOe K. says:

    Miura will destroy him. This guy is going places.

  • CubanLinx says:

    typical WEC bolstering its roster with top prospects.

  • carlos says:

    Edgar garcia is new but this guy is an animal it should be a good fight

  • Joe says:

    good call on Miura destroying Edgar… the man is an absolute beast and will be champ one day! Incredible hand speed mixed with state champion wrestling equals BEAST! AZ Pride!

  • Nick says:

    what happened to the Miura fight? I didn’t see it televised. Was there an NC or an injury prior to the bout that prevented it from taking place?

    Was really looking forward to this after Miura’s spirited battle against Condit. Those judo throws were awesome!


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