lineup continues to grow, as promotion officials recently
announced three new additions to the March 16 card.
Miller welcomes Strikeforce
import Jordan Mein
to the Octagon in a welterweight bout, Daron
Cruickshank and John
Makdessi square off at lightweight and Chris
Camozzi locks horns with Nick Ring at
185 pounds at the Bell Centre in Montreal. UFC 158 is headlined by
a welterweight title clash between reigning champion Georges St.
Pierre and former Strikeforce king Nick Diaz. The
event also features two more pivotal 170-pound bouts, as Carlos
Condit battles Rory
MacDonald, and Johny
Hendricks tussles with Jake
A 31-year-old representative of the AMA Fight Club, Miller appeared
just once in 2012, choking out Ricardo
Funch at UFC on FX 4 in June. The New Jersey native is 6-5 in a
UFC career that began in September 2008. Miller owns nine of
his 14 professional victories by way of submission.
Though only 23 years old, Mein already has 34 professional bouts on
his resume. The Canadian Martial Arts Centre representative fought
three times last year, dropping a unanimous verdict to Tyron
Woodley at Strikeforce “Rockhold vs. Jardine” before besting
Stinson and Forrest Petz
in his next two outings. Mein also owns notable victories over
Zaromskis and Evangelista
Cruickshank earned his second Octagon win in emphatic fashion,
knocking out Henry
Martinez with a head kick at UFC on Fox 5 on Dec. 8. “The
Ultimate Fighter 15” alumnus debuted in the promotion with a
unanimous decision victory over Chris
Tickle in June.
Makdessi ended a two-fight skid at UFC 154 with a unanimous verdict
over fellow Canadian Sam Stout. The
Tristar Gym export began his UFC tenure with wins over Pat
Audinwood and Kyle Watson
before falling to Dennis
Hallman and Kyle Watson
in his next two promotional appearances.
Camozzi recently completed a productive year in Octagon, as the
26-year-old Coloradoan defeated Dustin
Jacoby, Nick Catone
Cane in succession in 2012. The “TUF 11” cast veteran is 5-2 in
the UFC overall.
Ring was expected to face Constantinos
Philippou at UFC 154 but was forced to withdraw from the bout
when he became ill after weigh-ins. Ring was victorious in his most
recent appearance on Canadian soil, taking a unanimous decision
from Court McGee
at UFC 149 in Calgary.
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