It's battle of the The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alumni as season 5 contestant Cole "Magrino" Miller (13-3) will battle Jorge Gurgel (12-3) from Season 2 at UFC 86 in the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 5.
Miller last appeared at UFC Fight Night 12 where he suffered a second round technical knockout loss against Jeremy Stephens. After dropping a controversial fight to Joe Lauzon via technical knockout during his TUF stint, Miller went on to defeat Andy Wang at the TUF 5 Finale and Leonard Garcia at UFC Fight Night 11.
He now stands 2-1 inside the Octagon.
Gurgel defeated John Halverson by unanimous decision at UFC 82: "Pride of a Champion" back in March and posts a record of 3-2 with the UFC. He was booted from season two after dropping a decision to late replacement Jason Von Flue.
Interesting to note that Gurgel's first 10 fights all ended by submission whereas the following five were all unanimous decisions.
In addition to this announcement, UFC.com also confirmed several other rumored bout slated for UFC 86, including Josh Koscheck vs. Chris Lytle and Patrick Cote vs. Ricardo Almeida.
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