by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com (Reporting by Damon Martin)
It’s been only a week since he defeated Duane “Bang” Ludwig at UFC 108, but Jim Miller already has his next fight laid out. Miller will step back in the Octagon at UFC 111 in his home state of New Jersey to face Mark Bocek, according to MMAWeekly.com sources.
The bout has yet to be signed, but has been agreed to.
Miller (16-2) is 5-1 in the Octagon, his only loss being to Gray Maynard at UFC 96. He has since bounced back with three straight victories. Miller was born and raised in New Jersey, where he wrestled at Sparta High School.
Hailing from Toronto, a city the UFC is working feverishly to bring an event to, Bocek (8-2) has won three-straight fights as well. He is 4-2 in the Octagon, losing to Frankie Edgar and Mac Danzig. He enters UFC 111 having defeated Joe Brammer at The Ultimate Fighter: The Heavyweights season finale on Dec. 5.
UFC 111 features two title fights. The Prudential Center in Newark hosts welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s title defense against Dan Hardy, as well as a heavyweight interim championship bout between former champion Frank Mir and top contender Shane Carwin.