BILLINGS — Hunter Azure's third Ultimate Fighting Championship bout will take place on Sept. 5 in Las Vegas.

Azure, a Poplar native, will take on fellow bantamweight Cole Smith in an undercard fight at UFC Vegas 9, according to MMASucka.com. Azure also announced the news Friday on Instagram.

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Azure, 28, is 8-1 in his mixed martial arts career and 1-1 in the UFC. Smith has the same UFC record and has won all six of his other MMA fights.

The main card of UFC Vegas 9 pits Alistair Overeem against Augusto Sakai. One of the undercard fights features Brian Kelleher, who knocked Azure out at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira on May 13. UFC Vegas 9 will be streamed on ESPN+.

Azure, who stands 5-foot-8 and weighed 135 pounds in May, defeated Brad Katona in his UFC debut on Sept. 14, 2019. Azure won four individual Class B state wrestling titles in his career at Poplar High.

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