Featherweight Cole Miller has called the UFC his professional home for more than five years. Though he went 7-3 in his first ten tilts under the organization’s banner, the 28-year old has come up short two straight times since dropping down from the lightweight division and now finds himself in a very difficult position.
With a bout tonight against Bart Palaszewski and the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, “Magrinho” fully understands he’s at risk of being released without exiting the effort victorious and is approaching this evening’s action along those lines.
“I don’t have any momentum to build off of, so I’ve pretty much got nothing to lose. Yeah, my job is on the line, but I don’t have much else I’m protecting. It’s just gonna be make it or break it,” admitted Miller in an interview with Sherdog. “Coming off two losses, I haven’t really done much in the past year-and-a-half or so. I’ve lost my last two fights and this would be three in a row, so loser goes home most likely.”
Palaszewski is in a similar position to Miller’s after being outpointed in three of his last four fights.
Fans can catch the clash on Facebook after prelims begin at 5:30 PM EST. Miller will enter the bout with an 18-7 record including sixteen stoppages, while Palaszewski is 36-16 including 17 TKOs and 11 submissions.
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