UFC president Dana White took to Twitter on Tuesday and said the first bout for the upcoming card will feature Jim Miller against Nate Diaz.
It’s unknown at this time what placement the fight between Miller and Diaz will have, but obviously it will be a televised bout, it’s just unclear if it could be the main event.
Jim Miller gets another fight less than a week after his last win over Melvin Guillard at UFC on FX 1 in Nashville. Miller submitted Guillard in the first round to pick up the victory, bouncing back from a loss to Benson Henderson in his previous contest.
Since returning to the lightweight division, Nate Diaz has been on point taking out both Takanori Gomi and most recently Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
Diaz’s boxing has continued to improve and he may be on par with his brother Nick, who is widely considered one of the best pugilists in the sport.
Diaz will face Miller in his backyard of New Jersey, where the AMA Fight Club fighter resides.
More fights are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.