The middleweight carousel continues to spin for several upcoming bouts.
MMAmania.com has learned that Dan Miller (11-2) will now take on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 runner-up CB Dollaway -- not Aaron Simpson as previously reported -- at UFC Fight Night 19: "Diaz vs. Guillard" from the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Sept. 16.
Miller agreed to take on Simpson when Ed Herman was called upon to replace an injured James Irvin opposite Wilson Gouveia at UFC 102 in Portland, Ore., later this month. However, Gouveia was injured shortly thereafter, leaving Herman in the lurch.
Therefore, Simpson is once again booked to battle Herman, this time at UFC 102, and Miller and Dolloway are penciled in to collide at UFC Fight Night 19.
Miller, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt, recently had his red-hot three-fight UFC win streak snapped when he faced off against Chael Sonnen at UFC 98 back in May. He was supposed to tangle with Yushin Okami, which would have likely vaulted him to the top of the division with a win.
However, "Thunder" got hurt and Miller accepted the bout against the Team Quest product on short notice. It didn’t go his way. Now Miller will look to get back on track against the Arizona Combat Sports product.
Prior to the Sonnen bout, the former International Fight League Champion (IFL) filled in again as a replacement to school blue chip prospect, Jake Rosholt, via submission (guillotine choke) at UFC Fight Night 17. He also holds wins over Rob Kimmons and Matt Horwich inside the Octagon.
Dollaway will look to rebound from a lightning fast submission loss to TUF 8 contestant Tom Lawlor at UFC 100 on July 11. The defeat snapped a two fight win streak -- he finished Mike Massenzio via first round technical knockout at UFC 92 and submitted Jesse "Yellow Submarine" Taylor at UFC Fight Night 14 with a rare "Peruvian necktie."
"The Doberman" was unsuccessful in his bid to win it all at the TUF 7 Finale on in June 2008, losing to eventual tournament winner Amir Sadollah via first round submission (armbar).
"Diaz vs. Guillard" will serve as the lead-in to the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) and will feature a main event between hungry lightweight up-and-comers and former TUF grads Nate Diaz and Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard.
In addition, Roger "El Matador" Huerta will throwdown for perhaps the last time inside the Octagon as he tries to leave on a high note against the stifling super-wrestler Gray "The Bully" Maynard. Nate Quarry, Carlos Condit and Chris Lytle are also scheduled to compete.
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