In the second fight on this weekend's main card, unranked Lightweights Ottoman Azaitar and Francisco Prado go head-to-head in an exciting match-up. These two flashy finishers are coming off the first losses of their professional careers in their most recent fights and are both hoping to get back into their winning ways.
Francisco Prado recently made his UFC debut against Jamie Mullarkey at UFC 284, where he suffered his first career loss after racking up 11 finishes in a row. Prado has a perfect split of finishing methods, with 5 KO/TKOs and 6 submissions, 8 of 11 finishes being in the first round. Prado made his professional debut in 2019 and has averaged a fight every 3 months since. Despite the recent defeat, Francisco showed promise as a newcomer and is now determined to return to the win column in the Octagon.
Ottoman Azaitar has been a professional since 2014 and amassed a record of 13-1 with 10 KO/TKOs, 2 submissions, and 1 decision; 10 of Azaitar's finishes being in the first round. Azaitar is coming off his first career loss at UFC 281 when Matt Frevola knocked him out in the first round. Azaitar is 2-1 in the UFC and has never seen a second round in the promotion.
With this pair's history of quick finishes, this fight is sure to provide for the viewers and could be a significant opportunity for both men involved.
Ottoman Azaitar KO/TKO