UFC 128: Dan Miller vs Nick Catone booked for March 19 in New Jersey


It's homecoming for a couple of boys from "The Shore."

New Jersey natives Dan Miller and Nick Catone will do battle at the Prudential Center in Newark on March 19 for UFC 128.

AMA Fight Club leader Mike Constantino confirmed the bout through his Twitter account.

After suffering three straight losses to Chael Sonnen, Demian Maia and Michael Bisping, Miller knew his job with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in jeopardy. With his back against the wall, the persistent middleweight pulled off a submission victory over John Salter at UFC 118. 

He followed that up with a successful campaign against Joe Doerksen at UFC 124.

Can Miller make it three wins in a row when he meets "The Jersey Devil?"

Despite having a successful Octagon debut over Derek Downey back in Feb. of 2009, Catone struggled in his next two bouts. He was submitted by Tim Credeur, then came up short in his bout against Mark Munoz at UFC 102.

With a split decision win over Jesse Forbes, the Gracie trained fighter got back into the win column but suffered a few injuries that have kept him out of action for over a year.

Initially rumored to be dropping down to welterweight, Catone will remain (for now) at 185-pounds for his battle against Millerr.

UFC 128 is now official and will feature UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua defending his title against Rashad Evans. Submission ace Jim Miller will return to his home state when he battles former WEC lightweight Kamal Shalorus.

Unique lightweight strikers Edson Barboza and Anthony Njokuani are slated to go to war while Jersey boy Kurt Pellegrino is also scheduled for the "Garden State," as he takes on Gleison Tibau.

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