Fresh off his submission win over Duane Ludwig at UFC 108: "Evans vs. Silva" just last week, surging lightweight Jim Miller (16-2) has verbally agreed to a March 27 throwdown with streaking 155-pound prospect Mark Bocek (8-2) at UFC 111 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Prior to his impressive victory over "Bang," Miller scored a technical knockout win over Steve Lopez at UFC 103 back in Sept., during which Lopez and his shoulder decided to part ways early into the second round, effectively halting the bout.
The New Jersey product now has five wins in six attempts inside the Octagon.
In fact, a unanimous decision loss to the seemingly unstoppable Gray Maynard at UFC 96 back on March 7 of 2009 is the only blip during that span. His other victims include Matt Wiman and David Baron.
Like Miller, Bocek has been enjoying a three fight winning streak -- though his dates back to 2008, where he quickly rebounded from a submission loss to Mac Danzig at UFC 83: "Serra vs. St. Pierre II" to choke out Alvin Robinson at UFC 91: "Couture vs. Lesnar."
Bocek would do likewise against David Bielkheden at UFC 97: "Redemption" back on April 18 of 2009, giving him three rear-naked choke finishes in as many attempts.
Note to Jim Miller: Don't give up your back.
UFC 111 will feature a 170-pound title defense by promotion superstar Georges St. Pierre as "Rush" answers the call of British striker Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy. Heavyweights Frank Mir and Shane Carwin are also set to collide in an interim title match while Brock Lesnar recovers from recent surgery.
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