by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A change has been made for the upcoming Feb 7 UFC Fight Night card in Tampa, Fla as MMAWeekly.com confirmed late on Wednesday night that Dan Miller has stepped in to replace Alessio Sakara in a middleweight match-up with former WEC fighter, Jake Rosholt.
The news was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight, and while it was reported that Sakara has been pulled from the bout, it is unknown at this time the extent or nature of his injury.
Dan Miller, much like his brother Jim, has never been one to turn down a challenge on short notice. He first debuted in the UFC defeating veteran fighter Rob Kimmons, only to return just over a month later to fight and get a win over Matt Horwich in an exciting fight at UFC 90 in Chicago.
Now Miller steps up once again to face another tough opponent in Jake Rosholt, who will making his UFC debut.
The former Oklahoma State wrestler is still currently undefeated in his MMA career and made his WEC debut in November winning by TKO over Nissen Osterneck.
The bout between Miller and Rosholt is likely to remain on the undercard of the show featuring a main event between Joe Lauzon and Hermes Franca in a lightweight battle.