Cole Miller has had to pull out of his headline fight with Conor McGregor at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin, Ireland in June after tearing ligaments in his thumb.
The two had been engaging in a war of words prior to their clash, but a fight between then will now have to wait for another time and former TUF winner Diego Brandao now steps in to fight McGregor instead.
The dangerous Brazilian is coming off a KO loss to Dustin Poirier back in December, but prior to that he’d won four of his last five fights in the Octagon and is currently ranked No.15 in the featherweight division, two places below McGregor.
As for McGregor, he’s so far notched up just two victories in the UFC, but has already become one of the most talked about fighters on the UFC’s roster thanks to his charismatic and outspoken antics.
The former Cage Warriors champion has genuine talent though, but it remains to be whether he can live up to the hype, and going up against Brandao is no easy fight for him, particularly as he’s coming off a long lay-off after recovering from ACL surgery.
The UFC’s return to Dublin is expected to air on the UFC Fight Pass subscription service and will also feature a flyweight encounter between Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett and Ian ‘Uncle Creepy’ McCall.