Jim Miller Now Fights Alexander Hernandez At UFC Fight Night 219

Jim Miller has a new opponent for next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 219 event in Las Vegas after Gabriel Benitez pulled out for undisclosed reasons.

The 39-year-old veteran will now be fighting Alexander Hernandez, who steps in on just over a week’s notice at a time when he’s in real need of a win, having suffered back-to-back defeats in 2022.

The 30-year-old Hernandez has experienced mixed results right the way through his 5-5 UFC run over the past five years, but a submission loss to Renato Moicano followed by a TKO defeat against Billy Quarantillo have put even more pressure on him to get back in the win column in the year ahead.

As for Miller, after a UFC career spanning well over 14 years and a company record 40 fights in the Octagon he continues to be a force to be reckoned with, having won his last three fights.

That started with a KO win over Erik Gonzalez in 2021, while last year Miller TKO’d Nikolas Motta and then sent fellow veteran Donald Cerrone into retirement after submitting him.

Miller vs. Hernandez appears on a UFC Fight Night 219 card that is now headlined by Taila Santos vs. Erin Blanchfield and also includes Ovince Saint Preux vs. Philipe Lins.

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