Jim Miller to Face Strikeforce Import Pat Healy in Lightweight Duel at UFC 159
will be the latest Strikeforce competitor to step into
Octagon, as UFC officials recently announced that “Bam Bam” will
square off with Jim Miller
Healy and Miller join the April 27 bill alongside headliners
Jones and Chael
Sonnen, who will do battle over the UFC light heavyweight title
at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The evening’s main card airs
live on pay-per-view, while the prelims will be broadcast on FX and
Healy has won six straight fights heading into his UFC return,
having last fought in the Octagon in 2006, when he was submitted by
Torres. Healy would go on to sign with the International Fight
League before winning the Maximum Fighting Championship
welterweight title in 2008. The 29-year-old then dropped to
lightweight and signed with Strikeforce, where he topped the likes
Fodor and Mizuto
Hirota to earn a title shot, only to see his booking against
Melendez evaporate twice after the champion pulled out due to
Miller has proven himself as one of the UFC’s stoutest lightweight
talents, earning 11 wins in 14 Octagon appearances, with his only
losses coming to current champion Benson
Henderson and former title challengers Nate Diaz and
Maynard. Miller last competed on Dec. 29, taking a bloody
unanimous decision over Joe Lauzon at
UFC 155. Though the New Jersey native is just 2-2 in his last four
outings, he won seven straight UFC bouts from July 2009 to March
2011 before running into Henderson at UFC Live 5.
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