Alex Caceres Replaces B.J. Penn, Meets Cole Miller at UFC 199 on June 4

By Tristen Critchfield May 25, 2016


Alex Caceres will step in for B.J. Penn and face Cole Miller at UFC 199, the promotion announced on Wednesday evening.

Penn was removed from the June 4 event due to an anti-doping policy violation, as he admitted to using an IV in excess of 50 mL in a six-hour period, a method which is prohibited both in- and out-of-competition. Penn was originally scheduled to face Dennis Siver at UFC 199, but Miller replaced Siver when the German fighter suffered an injury.

Caceres recently halted a three-bout skid at UFC on Fox 18, capturing a unanimous decision triumph over Masio Fullen on Jan. 30. “Bruce Leeroy” is 6-6 with one no contest over the course of a promotional tenure that began in 2011.

Miller is a veteran of 18 Octagon appearances. His most recent bout against Jim Alers at UFC on Fox 17 ended in a no contest due to an accidental eye poke by Alers in the second round.

UFC 199 takes place at The Forum in Los Angeles and is headlined by a middleweight championship clash between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping. In the co-main event, Dominick Cruz defends the bantamweight crown against Urijah Faber.

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