Sedriques Dumas To Make UFC Debut Against Abu Azaitar on March 11

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Sedriques Dumas, DWCS winner set to make UFC debut
SD Dumas, Dana White's Contender Series 52 weigh-in Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

Unbeaten Contender Series winner Sedriques Dumas has his UFC debut set.

Middleweight Dumas (7-0) has had a quick rise since turning pro in 2020, securing all seven of his wins since the onset of COVID-19. Having earned a UFC deal on DWCS this past August, he’ll now face Abu Azaitar (14-3-1) at a UFC event on March 11, 2023.

MMA Fighting was first to report the booking, with Dumas subsequently confirming the news on social media.

Prior to turning pro, Dumas had a lengthy amateur career including stops in Island Fights and CFFC. His Contender Series outing saw “The Reaper” submit Matěj Peňáz with a guillotine choke just 47 seconds into their fight.

Azaitar last competed in March of 2021, losing to Marc-Andre Barriault after succumbing to strikes in the third round at UFC 260.

Despite joining the promotion in 2018, Azaitar has fought for the UFC just twice. At least in part, his inactivity can be explained by a USADA suspension after “Captain Morocco” tested positive for banned substances (mainly tamoxifen) in a total of four drug tests starting in August of 2020. After providing evidence that the drug had been prescribed by a doctor, Azaitar saw his suspension reduced to just seven months.

The UFC’s March 11, 2022 event does not yet have a venue, location, or broadcast plan announced. The following match-ups have been reported for the Fight Night card:

  • Anthony Smith vs. Jamahal Hill
  • Tyson Nam vs. Bruno Gustavo da Silva
  • Abu Azaitar vs. Sedriques Dumas

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