Donald Cerrone Will Now Face Jim Miller At UFC 276
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is getting another shot.
Cerrone replaced Bobby Green to face Jim Miller at UFC 276 on July 2. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Green withdrew for undisclosed reasons. This will be a short-notice rematch.
Cerrone and Miller first met at UFC Fight Night 45 in the main event in 2014. Cerrone had won the back-and-forth battle by knockout.
Bobby Green is out of next week’s fight against Jim Miller for undisclosed reasons. Cowboy Cerrone will fill his spot against Jim Miller at UFC 276 at 170 pounds, per UFC. Miller’s 40th UFC fight, Cowboy’s 38th (and 48th UFC/WEC appearance combined). pic.twitter.com/qm738luENS
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 23, 2022
But Cerrone has been struggling getting into the winning column as of late.
He has lost in four of his last five fights and had one no contest against Niko Price. The last time he succeeded was in May 2019 against Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision.
Miller, meanwhile, is on a two-fight winning streak. Before that, he struggled through two losses against Vinc Pinchel and Joe Solecki.
Miller will be the first fighter to appear in the UFC 40 times. Cerrone will be heading into his 38th one.
UFC 276 will headline middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and knockout artist Jared Cannonier.