Dan Miller Welcomes Jordan Mein to the Octagon at UFC 158’s Welterweight Fest

January 4, 2013
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Dan Miller at UFC 118The UFC is going to be prepared come hell or high water if someone falls out of the UFC 158 welterweight title bout between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz.

The promotion on Friday added its fifth welterweight bout to the card, bringing Strikeforce transfer Jordan Mein in to face UFC veteran Dan Miller.

Mein (26-8) enters the Octagon off back-to-back wins over Forrest Petz and Tyler Stinson. His only loss in his last nine trips to the cage was of the split decision variety against Strikeforce title contender Tyron Woodley.

He faces no easy task in his UFC debut, stepping in the Miller, who has spent the past four and a half years fighting in the Octagon.

Miller has been one of the UFC’s go-to guys for short notice fights, and it has cost him. After losing consecutive bouts to Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares, however, Miller dropped from middleweight down to welterweight, righting the ship with a third-round submission win over Ricardo Funch at UFC on FX 4 last summer.

The two will be part of at least 10 welterweights on the UFC 158 fight card on March 16 in Montreal. Georges St-Pierre puts his UFC welterweight championship on the line against Nick Diaz in the night’s main event.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all the latest UFC 158 news and fight coverage.

  • Solidmemory

    Jordan Mein also fought Rory MacDonald in 2006 but he lost by submission RNC. It was his first fight and Rory’s third fight. He lost to Mike Ricci by decision in 2009. Despite that he’s got a good record and is a finisher. Should be a good addition to the UFC

  • Kristyahn

    Better to be safe than sorry, Diaz can be a No show, but well still get to see GSP fight. The UFC should do this more often with title fights on the line. Would solve a lot of head aches and bad PR from injuries/change of opponents.