Cole Miller Steps in to Face B.J. Penn at UFC 199 in Los Angeles

By Tristen Critchfield May 11, 2016


Cole Miller will replace the injured Dennis Siver and face B.J. Penn at UFC 199.

The new matchup was reveled during Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight. UFC 199 takes place at the Forum in Los Angeles on June 4 and is headlined by a middleweight title rematch between Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman.

A veteran of 18 Octagon appearances, Miller’s last 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. Miller’s only other appearance of 2015 resulted in a unanimous decision loss to Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. Thatch” in February.

Penn recently announced his decision to come out of retirement and has been training at Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, N.M., in preparation for his return. The former two-division champion last competed at “The Ultimate Fighter 19” finale in July 2014, when he suffered a third-round technical knockout loss to Frankie Edgar.

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