Jason "Mayhem" Miller To Face Aaron Simpson In UFC 132 ReturnOne day after announcing his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, former Strikeforce title challenger Jason “Mayhem” Miller has an opponent for UFC 132 on July 2nd. The charismatic Miller will face Aaron “A-Train” Simpson in a featured middleweight bout on the Las Vegas card.

Miller’s return fight was officially confirmed by the UFC today. It will be his first appearance inside the Octagon since dropping a Unanimous Decision to current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges “Rush” St. Pierre at UFC 52 over six years ago. Miller has tasted defeat just three times since then.

Miller (24-7-0, 1 NC) has fought for nearly every major worldwide promotion over the past decade and will now receive an opportunity to complete among the middleweight elite in the UFC. The fight with Simpson will be Miller’s first 185-pound bout in the promotion, as he cut down to 170 to face St. Pierre in the pair’s April 16, 2005 fight. Known for his crafty submission game and ability to scramble out of danger on the ground, Miller should also hold an edge in technical striking over Simpson, but he will need to contend with his opponent’s punching power and takedowns.

Simpson (8-2-0) picked up three stoppage victories before making his WEC debut in November 2008. In his lone appearance for the promotion, Simpson knocked out David Avellan with a single punch in 18 seconds. The win propelled Simpson into the UFC, where he has posted a 4-2 record since. The fight with Miller does mark a big step up in competition for Simpson, however, as he has thus far competed primarily against mid-level contenders in the division. Simpson brings a significant advantage in the wrestling department into the bout with Miller and will look to spoil his opponent’s Octagon return.

UFC 132: “Cruz vs Bowles 2” takes place on July 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a UFC Bantamweight Championship rematch between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber.

 

UFC 132: “Cruz vs Faber 2” Fight Card (subject to change):

– Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz vs “The California Kid” Urijah Faber [Bantamweight Championship]
– Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva vs Chris “The Crippler” Leben
– “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit vs Dong Hyun “Stun Gun” Kim
– Ryan “Darth” Bader vs “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz
– Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard vs Shane Roller
– Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs Aaron “A-Train” Simpson
– Evan Dunham vs George Sotiropoulos
– Brian Bowles vs Takeya Mizugaki
– Anthony “The Assassin” Njokuani vs Andre Winner
– Erik “New Breed” Koch vs Cub Swanson
– Dennis Siver vs “Handsome” Matt Wiman

 

 

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