by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
A rumored bout between Tyson Griffin and Jim Miller is a
step away from finalization. MMAWeekly.com sources indicate the fight has been
verbally agreed to and bout agreements are awaiting signatures.
The fight, first reported by
will grace the undercard at UFC 108 on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas. The UFC is trying
to put a headline title bout together between current middleweight champion
Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort for the event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena,
as well as a light heavyweight bout between Top 10 fighters Rashad Evans and
Griffin (14-2) has steadily worked his way towards a UFC lightweight
title shot amassing a record of 7-2 in the Octagon. His most recent slip was an
arguable unanimous decision loss to Sean Sherk at UFC 90 in October 2008. He
has since put together back-to-back wins over Rafael dos Anjos and Hermes
Franca this year.
Miller (15-2) is 4-1 since joining the UFC lightweight
ranks, losing only to an undefeated Gray Maynard at UFC 96 in March. He also
won his next two bouts, defeating Ultimate Fighter Season Six winner Mac Danzig
at UFC 100 and Steve Lopez at UFC 103.