Anthony Pettis will head back to the lightweight division to fight Jim Miller at UFC 213 on July 8th in Las Vegas.
The former lightweight champion had a brief stint at featherweight last year after suffering a three-fight losing streak at 155lbs, but it didn’t quite give him the new lease of life he was hoping for.
Pettis did initially rack up a submission over Charles Oliveira, but then failed to make weight for an interim title fight with Max Holloway and suffered a TKO loss.
So, with just one win in his last five fights, the 30-year-old Pettis will now try to rebuild his career in the weight class he once ruled, starting with a fight with one of the division’s most experienced campaigners.
The 33-year-old Miller lost out by majority decision to Dustin Poirier last time out, but prior to that he’d been on a three-fight winning stretch that had seen him get the better of Takanori Gomi, Joe Lauzon and Thiago Alves.
Pettis Vs Miller joins a UFC 213 fight card that’s also set to feature a bantamweight title fight between TUF 25 coaches Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw, plus Donald Cerrone Vs Robbie Lawler and Alistair Overeem Vs Fabricio Werdum.