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.