UFC 132 is quickly turning into one of this summer's hottest tickets and includes the recently announced Octagon return of Jason "Mayhem" Miller as he jumps into deep water against venerable wrestling stud Aaron Simpson.
"Cruz vs. Faber 2" takes place on July 2, 2011, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Simpson is fresh off a unanimous decision beatdown of Mario Miranda at UFC Fight Night 24: "Nogueira vs. Davis" back on March 26 in Seattle.
Good thing, too, considering he had dropped consecutive fights to Chris Leben and Mark Munoz, respectively. "A-Train" is just 8-2 in his professional career that dates back to 2007 but the NCAA Division I wrestler, 36, is no push over.
In fact, he tells Sherdog.com fans are "excited" to see him "throw hands" on fight night:
"I already know the game plan. I already know what I’m going to do and how it’s going to be done, how I’m getting my hand raised. He’ll take your back and he’ll choke you out. You can’t give him an inch there. He’ll catch you in side chokes, whatever. At the same time, his stand-up’s not too bad either. He’s got some pretty good kicks. He comes at you. It’s not like he’s just out tiptoeing around. He’s a well-rounded mixed martial artist if there ever was one. We’ll scrap the entire 15 minutes. Fans are going to have to be excited about that. Anytime ‘Mayhem’ Miller fights, people get excited. I feel the same way about me. That’s the type of fighter I am. Fans know that I throw my hands and I don’t just try to lay there on somebody. It’s going to be a good one."
Miller hasn't competed stateside since pounding out Tim Stout in Nashville over a year ago at the same event that saw him brawl with the Cesar Gracie Academy on live television.
After being forced to wait out his Strikeforce contract, the leader of the "Monkeys" was quickly snatched up by the UFC and paired off against Simpson for July 2.
But will the downtime leave him riding in the caboose? Or can he derail the "A-Train" and make his former employers rue the day they banned him from competing?
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