One of Brazil’s top regional fighters has signed to fight on Season 4 of Dana White’s Contender Series this summer.
At Dana White’s Contender Series 29, Jose Augusto Azevedo will make his North American debut. The event will serve as the third episode of the season, currently scheduled for July 7 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. As with all Season 4 events, DWCS 29 streams on ESPN+.
A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the signing to MMA Junkie following a social media post from Azevedo (6-2) in early March.
No opponent has been announced or revealed for Azevedo at this time. Usually a heavyweight competitor, the 27-year-old will making the move down to 205 pounds for this fight.
A protege of Bellator’s “Pitbull” brothers, Patricio and Patricky Freire, Azevedo enters DWCS on a four-fight winning streak. A professional fighter since 2012, Azevedo started fighting on a more consistent basis after switching teams.
Since moving shop to Pitbull Brothers MMA in September 2018, Azevedo has yet to lose. He’s gone 4-0, fighting most recently for local promotion Centro Oeste.
Azevedo joins a handful of other fighters revealed for season 4 including LFA flyweight champ Brandon Royval, former UFC fighter Dustin Jacoby, and flashy rising bantamweight striker Mana Martinez.
Check out Azevedo’s DWCS announcement post below:
Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/03/dana-white-contender-series-adds-pitbull-brothers-protege-jose-augusto-azevedo/