Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller have both been fighting at the top end of the lightweight division for several years, constantly knocking on the door to title contention, although neither has been able to cross the threshold in the UFC. Each man has won his last three bouts, although Miller has a no-contest result mixed in his streak, and is again making a case for title talk.
The winner of Wednesday night’s main event takes a tremendous leap forward, while the other likely faces a difficult road back into contention.
Cerrone, Miller, and the rest of the UFC Fight Night 45 roster first had to make weight, stepping on the scale Tuesday afternoon in Atlantic City.
None of the fighters on the card had any issues making weight, including flyweight John Lineker, who has struggled with hitting the mark in most of his UFC bouts.
Main Card (on Fox Sports 1)
Donald Cerrone (155) vs. Jim Miller (154.5)
Edson Barboza (155) vs. Evan Dunham (155.5)
Rick Story (170.5) vs. Leonardo Mafra (165.5)
Justin Salas (155) vs. Joe Proctor (155)
John Lineker (125.5) vs. Alptekin Ozkilic (125.5)
Lucas Martins (145) vs. Alex White (146)
Preliminary Card (on Fox Sports 1)
Gleison Tibau (155.5) vs. Pat Healy (155)
Jessamyn Duke (135.5) vs. Leslie Smith (135)
Hugo Viana (136) vs. Aljamain Sterling (136)
Yosdenis Cedeno (156) vs. Jerrod Sanders (155)
Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass)
Claudia Gadelha (116) vs. Tina Lahdemaki (115)
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