Source: Dan Miller in for ‘Cacareco,’ Faces ‘Toquinho’ in Rio
Middleweight Dan Miller
has agreed to square off against Rousimar
in Rio de Janeiro, taking the place of Palhares’ original
Sherdog.com learned of the switch Wednesday from a source close to
the fight; the reason for Ferreira’s withdrawal from the bout was
not immediately clear.
Miller (Pictured, file photo) also served as a replacement in his
most recent bout, a March decision loss to Nate
Marquardt in which the 30-year-old New Jersey native took the
place of Yoshihiro
Akiyama on days’ notice. That defeat halted Miller’s momentum
from back-to-back wins over Joe Doerksen
Salter, the latter of which saw Miller fill in for Phil Baroni. A
former International Fight League middleweight titleholder,
Miller’s 13-5 record includes victories over Matt
Rosholt and John
Leglock specialist Palhares, 31, has also competed once in 2011,
submitting Dave Branch
via second-round heel hook in March. The win put “Toquinho” back on
track after his own loss to Marquardt, a September stoppage in
which the Brazilian was punched out after complaining mid-fight
that Marquardt’s leg was slippery. Palhares has notched nine of his
12 career wins via submission, including finishes of Daniel
Acacio and Ivan
Headlined by a UFC middleweight title bout between champion
Silva and top contender Yushin
Okami, UFC 134 takes place Aug. 27 at Rio’s HSBC Arena.
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