The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is bringing the Octagon® back to Atlantic City on Wednesday, July 16 at Revel Casino Hotel. In the evening’s main event, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone takes on New Jersey’s own Jim Miller in a five-round bout featuring two of the sport’s most exciting lightweights.
Currently riding a three-fight win streak, fifth-ranked lightweight contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (23-6, 1 NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) returns to action for the fourth time in eight months to take on tough veteran Jim Miller. After stopping Evan Dunham (Submission of the Night), Adriano Martins (Knockout of the Night), and Edson Barboza (Performance of the Night), Cerrone is as dangerous and hungry as ever with plans to add Miller’s name to his list of accomplishments. After besting Joe Lauzon, Fabricio Camoes, and Yancy Madeiros, seventh-ranked Jim Miller (24-4, 1 NC, fighting out of Whippany, N.J.) knows that a win in his home state over fan-favorite Cerrone could stamp his ticket to title contention.
Other bouts include:
Veteran welterweight Rick Story (16-8) vs. hard-hitting Bostonian John Howard (22-9).
Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Gleison Tibau (37-10) vs. durable grappler Pat Healy (31-18, 1 NC) at lightweight.
Dynamic striker and twelfth-ranked lightweight Edson Barboza (13-2) vs. submission specialist Evan Dunham (14-5).
No. 7 Brazilian flyweight John Lineker (23-7) vs. Istanbul’s Alptekin Ozkilic (9-2).
Undefeated Long Islander, Aljamain Sterling (9-0) vs. Brazilian bantamweight Hugo Viana (8-2).
Well-rounded finisher Lucas Martins (14-1) vs. New York’s Jim Alers (13-1) at featherweight.
Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE vs. MILLER, go on sale Friday, May 30 at 10 a.m. ET and are priced at $402, $282, $182 and $62. Tickets are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges. Tickets are also available at the Revel Casino box office.
A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, May 29 starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE vs. MILLER will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Wednesday, July 16, with the prelims kicking off the evening on FOX Sports 2 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
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