Anthony Pettis Vs Jim Miller Targeted For UFC 213

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.

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