Dan Miller will get the chance to fight near home when he fights at UFC on FX 4 in Atlantic City, and he’ll have a new weight class as well.

The long time middleweight has decided to move down to the welterweight division. He will make his debut at 170 pounds on June 22 when he faces Ricardo Funch.

UFC officials announced the bout on Wednesday.

After 10 fights in the UFC and a record of 5-5 overall, New Jersey’s own Dan Miller will try his hand at a lower weight class. Miller has dropped his last two in a row to Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares, but will now try to revitalize his career at the lower weight.

Still searching for his first win in the UFC will be Miller’s opponent in New Jersey, Ricardo Funch.

The Team Link fighter, who trains alongside UFC heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga, has gone 0-3 thus far in UFC fights, but hopes to change that trend when he fights in June against Miller in his welterweight debut.

While no formal announcements have been made regarding the placement of the fight on the UFC on FX 4 card, it’s like Miller vs. Funch will be a preliminary bout on the show.

For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Charlie Alexander Ready for Pro Debut at Valor Fights 38 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 8 views

Charlie Alexander's extensive amateur experience has him confident heading into his pro debut against Damir Ferhatbegovic at Valor Fights 38 on Saturday. read news >>

Ricardo Lamas Overcomes Over-Weight Charles Oliveira (UFC Mexico City Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Ricardo Lamas, tired of having fights canceled, wouldn’t allow that to happen at UFC Fight Night 98, and it paid off. read news >>

After UFC Fight Night 98 win, Sam Alvey holding out hope for fifth fight in 2016

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

With four fights since June, Sam Alvey just wants to fight. And if he can fight one more time before the end of 2016, his trademark smile will shine a little brighter.Filed under: Featured Videos, Ne read news >>

UFC Fight Night 103 in Arizona adds three fights, including Court McGee vs. Ben Saunders

  • 26 days ago
  • 15 views

While the card still needs a main event, the UFC’s return to Arizona is quickly taking shape with three new matchups at UFC Fight Night 103.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 205: Which Fights Are Being Overlooked Due to McGregorMania?

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

Conor McGregor knows how to maximize his time in the spotlight. From his ability to mastermind the most lucrative fights to his gift of gab, no fighter has been able to catch fans' eyes and retain th read news >>

UFC 205 staff picks: With 3 title fights in New York, how many belts do we think will change hands?

  • 23 days ago
  • 33 views

Who are we picking on the main card for the historic UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York? Find out inside. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor Reduced to Five-Fight Main Card | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 30 views

After two fights fall off the UFC 205 lineup, the event will proceed on Saturday at Madison Square Garden with 11 fights featuring five main card bouts. read news >>

UFC 205's Yoel Romero says it's not up to Michael Bisping whether he fights for title

  • 22 days ago
  • 24 views

NEW YORK – UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero said he hasn’t heard what champ Michael Bisping has to say about him, but he doesn’t put too much stock in it, anyway.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Alvarez vs. McGregor: Odds, Tickets, Predictions After Weigh-In

  • 22 days ago
  • 10 views

Any time Conor McGregor fights, it's huge news for the UFC. The Irish fighter is aware of his notoriety and plays it up every time he has a big fight. He will be stepping into the cage Saturday night read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov Decimates Michael Johnson (UFC 205 Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 19 views

Second-ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov extended his unbeaten streak to 24 fights on Saturday when he decimated sixth-ranked Michael Johnson at UFC 205. read news >>