Both men were battling it out for the number one lightweight contender position in 2011; however, setbacks late in the year to Ben Henderson and Joe Lauzon, respectively, momentarily delayed their ascent.
Nonetheless, the "Young Assassin" feels that this fight will determine the next 155-pound title challenger, even though the winner of the showdown is still a win or two more away from earning that distinction.
It's the classic wrestler vs. striker match up that doesn't scare Miller one bit:
"I don't want to get hit by him, but I'm not afraid to get hit by him."
"I will do my best to take him out -- I'm going for the knockout."