Jim Miller has his second fight for 2013 booked, as the veteran, lightweight contender will take on Fabricio Camoes at UFC 168 on December 28th. If you’re keeping tabs, that means eight bouts have been confirmed for the upcoming card, which will feature Weidman-Silva II and Rousey-Tate II as well.
Although technically, Miller is coming off a no contest versus Pat Healy in April, most will remember that the latter won the bout (but tested positive for marijuana). So, Miller will be looking to get back on track, as a couple of wins could very well return him to the title shot mix.
Prior to facing Healy, Miller (22-4, 1 NC) scored a unanimous decision win over Joe Lauzon last December, after he was tapped out by Nate Diaz in May, 2012. Miller, who at one point had won 7 straight fights in the Octagon, has never gone winless in back-to-back outings yet.
Camoes (14-7-1) hasn’t fought since last July when he dropped a UD loss to Melvin Guillard at UFC 148. Prior to that, the Brazilian tapped out Tommy Hayden at a UFC on FX card in January, 2012. Camoes has gone 1-2-1 in the UFC to date.
So, it will be interesting to see how Miller looks on December 28th, and whether Camoes can pull off the upset. Some of the other bouts set for the night include Travis Browne-Josh Barnett, Diego Brando-Dustin Poirier, and Uriah Hall-Chris Leben. Sound interesting?
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