The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Monday that Jim Miller (24-6, 1 NC) would face Danny Castillo (17-8) at the United Center in Chicago on July 25 after visa issues forced Rustam Khabilov (17-3) off the fight card.
Castillo and Khabilov were originally scheduled to meet at UFC 182 in January, but the Russian had to withdraw after visa issues. The match-up was rescheduled to take place at UFC on Fox 16, but Castillo will face Miller instead.
The news comes on the heels of the UFC being unable to secure entry into the country for 12 of its athletes slated to compete at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero on June 27.
UFC on Fox 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 is headlined by a bantamweight title fight between champion T.J. Dillashaw and former titleholder Renan Barao. The co-main event features a women’s bantamweight championship title eliminator bout between Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye.