By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
A lightweight scrap between former division title holder Anthony Pettis and perennial contender Jim Miller has been added to July’s UFC 213 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) May 3, 2017
Jim Miller was last seen in action at February’s UFC 208 event in Brooklyn where he suffered a decision loss to Dustin Poirier.
Prior to the setback, Miller had reeled off three-straight victories over Takanori Gomi, Joe Lauzon and most recently Thiago Alves.
The lightweight veteran, Miller, holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 28-9.
Meanwhile, Anthony Pettis was most recently seen in action at UFC 206 this past December, where he suffered the first TKO loss of his career at the hands of Max Holloway.
“Showtime” failed to make weight for his interim featherweight title fight against “Blessed” at UFC 206, and has now opted to return to the promotions lightweight division which he once ruled.
Anthony has gone 1-4 over his past five fights, with his lone victory in that time coming via submission over Charles Oliveira this past August.
Who do you think will emerge victorious in this exciting lightweight scrap between Miller and Pettis?