Middleweight Jason Miller has been given a shot at redemption after falling flat on his face in his return to the Octagon this past December, as it was announced this weekend that the colorful competitor will face C.B. Dollaway at the UFC’s annual Memorial Day Weekend event. Miller lost to Michael Bisping after the two faced off as coaches for TUF 14 in what UFC President Dana White labeled as one of the “most lopsided” fights he’d ever seen.
News of the May 26 match-up was confirmed by the UFC, as well as Miller who went on Twitter to write, “Gonna show the naysayers and more importantly, us monkeys what I’m capable of.”
Prior to his loss to Bisping the 31-year old Miller had won two in a row. However, he has not beaten a relevant adversary in more than four years, taking out Tim Kennedy in December 2007 before making a 4-3 run with victories over Katsuyori Shibata, Kala Hose, Tim Stout, and Kazushi Sakuraba, so “Mayhem” will have a lot to prove come showtime at UFC 146. He is 23-8 overall with nineteen stoppages including submissions of Denis Kang and Robbie Lawler.
Dollaway will also be out to show fans (and his employers) he still belongs in the UFC after being finished in a pair of consecutive clashes. The 11-4 Ultimate Fighter finalist has gone 5-4 since his time on the show.
No other fights have been revealed for the card though it is believed heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will defend his title against Alistair Overeem in headlining action. More bouts are expected to be announced on this week’s episode of UFC Tonight.
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