Strikeforce import Pat Healy gets a pretty stiff test in his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut, going head-to-head against Jim Miller at the upcoming UFC 159 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which goes down in Miller's backyard of Newark, New Jersey, on April 27, 2013.
Watch out, "Bam Bam."
The lightweight veteran is looking to make a statement this weekend in "The Garden State," in an attempt to not just get himself back into the championship title picture, but to "beat guys up" and "put 'em away" in the process, according to his conversation with Darce Side Radio.
"Hopefully, in this upcoming fight on Saturday, I can find my opportunities and find some of the things that are gonna make people go 'ooh' and 'ah' and make a statement. I'm looking to fight the best and destroy the best. I'm more motivated than ever to beat these guys up and put 'em away."
Miller (22-4) rebounded from his UFC on FOX 3 shellacking against Nate Diaz -- one that knocked him out of the division title hunt -- by putting on a sensational "Fight of the Night" performance against Joe Lauzon at UFC 155 last December in Las Vegas.
Plenty of "oohs" and "ahs" in that fight.
Healy (29-16) tied a ribbon around his Strikeforce career by turning away the previously unbeaten Kurt Holobaugh at the "Marquardt vs. Saffeidine" event earlier this year in Oklahoma. The WEC veteran has more than half his wins coming by way of submission.
This will come down to who wants it more.