by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
A battle of lightweights has been added to UFC 100 as New Jersey native, Jim Miller, looks to bounce back from his first loss in the Octagon against former “Ultimate Fighter” winner, Mac Danzig, at the Las Vegas show poised to be one of the biggest events in MMA history.
The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight on Thursday.
Since winning the 6th season of the “Ultimate Fighter”, Mac Danzig has had a tough road leading to success in the Octagon. After defeating Mark Bocek at UFC 83 in April 2008, Danzig ran into some very stiff competition dropping back to back fights to Clay Guida and Josh Neer.
Now the former Pittsburgh native will look to get back on the winning side of things by fighting in his new adopted home of Las Vegas, when the Xtreme Couture trained fighter faces Jim Miller.
A highly prized free agent from the IFL, Jim Miller has always been seen as an exciting and show stealing fighter, proving time and time again he belongs with the best lightweights in the world.
After starting 2-0 in the UFC, Miller faced a tough test in his most recent fight against Gray Maynard, dropping a unanimous decision, only the 2nd loss of his career.
It’s not known at this time if the bout between Miller and Danzig will end up on the pay-per-view or untelevised portion of the card.