The Ultimate Fighting Championship was all about UFC 159 bout announcements on Tuesday night. Less than an hour after confirming a heavyweight scrap between Roy Nelson and Cheick Kongo and a light heavyweight matchup with Vinny Magalhaes and Phil Davis to the lineup, the promotion added a lightweight tango between Jim Miller (Pictured) and Pat Healy to the April 27th roster.
Miller has alternated between wins and losses over his past five outings. The 29-year-old battered and bloodied Joe Lauzon in his last foray for a unanimous decision victory.
Healy makes his big league debut riding a six-fight winning streaking. The former Strikeforce top contender beat Kurt Holobaugh earlier this month in the promotion’s finale.
Prudential Center in Newark hosts the festivities.
Here are the athletes slated to perform in New Jersey:
Jim Miller vs. Pat Healy
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Phil Davis
Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo
Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)