Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller to Headline UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City

May 2, 2014
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Donald Cowboy CerroneThere’s a main event headed to Atlantic City.

Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller are scheduled to fight at UFC Fight Night 45 in New Jersey, a company official confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday evening.

The Cerrone-Miller lightweight affair will headline the Atlantic City card, which takes place on July 16 at the Revel Casino-Hotel, the official said.

Cerrone (23-6, 1 NC) is a winner of three straight fights in the Octagon, most recently dispatching Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 11 last month. All three of Cerrone’s wins during his recent run have come has finishes.

Miller (24-4, 1 NC) is on a win streak of his own, picking up two straight after a no-contest with Pat Healy. In his last fight, Miller put Yancy Medeiros to sleep with a guillotine choke at UFC 172.

The Cerrone-Miller headliner will be a five-round fight, and is expected to broadcast on FOX Sports 1.

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  • Fokkerdude

    Great fight!

  • great match

    Good to hear. They shouldve fought each other earlier though.

  • Dragon Kid

    Miller via 3rd round TKO.

  • Stefano ‘Zwonimir’ Sega Nogaro

    Miller hasn’t a great record in his homestate

  • brad king

    miller by nasty nasty submission

  • Kenny Powers

    Oh man, love this fight! FOTN easy.

  • snapdad

    I like this fight. im still curious what is next for nurmagomedov.

    • shakejunt

      #1 contender match with nate is my guess, not that he deserves it.

      • AXE MURDERER

        I hope not nate, rather see kabib vs thompson

        • shakejunt

          yeah, i agree, i was just speculating. thompson may very well get someone coming off a win, but i’m not sure that someone will be khabib. would depend how long josh will be out since khabib won’t be available until early fall.

  • Baller31

    Great fight, but main event? UFC has really gone downhill, and the cards (even pay per view) are not at the level they were a few years ago

    • shakejunt

      this notion is so tired

  • shakejunt

    idk how everyone is picking miller, cowboy is better pretty much everywhere. donald’s not some one-dimensional fighter like jim has been facing lately.

    • Lucas Freire

      Agreed. Miller is very entertaining but hardly a #10 fighter.

  • drkdisciple

    Was hoping one of those two guys would fight Khabib Nurmagomedov next.

    • AXE MURDERER

      Nurmy vs Thompson maybe??

      • drkdisciple

        Either that or Nate Diaz if he decides that he still wants to be a fighter. Could be interesting, but I would put my money on Khabib either way.

  • Baller31

    Lol yeah sure, and also completely valid. Matt brown vs Erick silva headlining a card?? When silva has lost three of last 6? UFC used to stack it’s cards, but apparently they’re taking lessons from boxing promoters.