A lightweight matchup pitting Jim Miller against Erick Gonzalez has been targeted for UFC Fight Night 195 on Oct. 16.
MMAjunkie.com was first to report that the bout was in the works. UFC Fight Night 195 takes place at the UFC Apex and is headlined by a featherweight duel between Holly Holm and Norma Dumont.
Miller is coming off back-to-back decision losses to Vinc Pichel and Joe Soleck in his last two Octagon appearances. The New Jersey native will be competing for the 38th time within the Las Vegas-based promotion when he faces Gonzalez. His last victory came at UFC on ESPN 11, a first-round submission of Roosevelt Roberts in June 2020.
Gonzalez enters his UFC debut having won four of his last five promotional outings. The 29-year-old known as “The Ghost Pepper” notably has an 8-4 mark while competing under the Combate Americas banner and is 14-5 as a professional overall.
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