UFC Fight Night 30 has its 12th fight booked, as the promotion has announced that Cole Miller will head across the pond to battle featherweight Andy Ogle at the event, which will go down in Manchester, England. The October 26th card will be hosted by the city’s Phones 4U Arena. Yes, if you’re not aware, Mr. Ogle is from Sunderland, so Miller probably isn’t going to be the crowd favourite.
Miller (19-8) will be looking to rebound from the tightly contested, unanimous decision loss he suffered versus Manny Gamburyan at UFC FN 26 last month. You may recall the fight also featured some controversy, due to the fact Gamburyan was given extra time to recover from elbows Miller delivered at the end of round one (despite the fact the referee didn’t say the strikes were illegal). At any rate, the defeat followed a first round, submission win Miller scored over Bart Palaszewski in April. The 29 year-old, former TUF 5 competitor has gone 2-3 in his last 5 bouts.
Ogle (9-2), however, is coming off a UD win, as the British fighter defeated Josh Grispi at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in February. Before that, in Ogle’s first official Octagon fight, he dropped a split decision loss to Akira Corassani at UFC on FUEL TV 5 last September. The 24 year-old, TUF 15 vet has gone 4-1 in his last 5 scraps.
So that’s an interesting bout no question, as Miller could be in a must win situation, while Ogle will be looking to secure a win over a well established vet. UFC FN 30 will be headlined by a pretty sweet middleweight bout, as Michael Bisping will take on fellow contender Mark Munoz. In the co-main-event, Ross Pearson will throw down with lightweight Melvin Guillard, which should also be great.
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