The UFC 158 lineup continues to grow, as promotion officials recently announced three new additions to the March 16 card.

Dan 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 Ellenberger.

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 Tyler Stinson and Forrest Petz in his next two outings. Mein also owns notable victories over Joe Riggs, Josh Burkman, Marius Zaromskis and Evangelista Santos.

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 and Luiz 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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