After having two fights in a row with Joe Lauzon fall through at the last minute in recent weeks, Donald Cerrone will now step in to fight Jim Miller instead at next weekend’s UFC 276 event in Las Vegas.
‘Cowboy’ will be taking the place of Bobby Green, who has pulled out of the fight with Miller for undisclosed reasons, setting the stage for a rematch between these two veteran UFC campaigners, who last met in 2014, with Cerrone emerging victorious via a second round head kick knockout.
Both fighters have had their ups and downs in the years since, but in recent times the 39-year-old Cerrone has faired worse, having gone six fights without a win, including no less than four TKO losses.
Meanwhile, the 38-year-old Miller is actually enjoying a nice run of form leading into this fight, having won two bouts in a row against Erick Gonzalez and Nikolas Motta via KO and TKO respectively.
Cerrone vs. Miller will take place at welterweight and joins a UFC 276 card that will be headlined by a middleweight title fight between current champion Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier, while featherweight kingpin Alex Volkanovski heads into a trilogy fight against Max Holloway in the co-main event.