Pat Miletich (pictured) will become the 10th person to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Miletich enters the exclusive club on July 6 during International Fight Week in Las Vegas, which features “UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida” and “The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.”
According to the UFC’s Fight Week schedule, Miletich’s ceremony will take place at 11:30AM PT during the UFC Fan Expo. However, UFC officials have yet to officially announce impending Miletich’s HOF status.
Miletich became the UFC’s inaugural welterweight champion in 1998. He successfully defended his crown four times before losing it to Carlos Newton in 2001.
Miletich holds a 29-7-2 professional record, going 8-2 in the UFC.
The now-48-year-old’s last fight came in a knockout win over Thomas Denny in a IFL event in December 2008.
In addition to his accomplishments inside the cage, Miletich is the founder of Miletich Fighting Systems, one of the most feared fight teams in the early 2000s.
Former UFC welterweight champion and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes, prior UFC heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia, former UFC lightweight title holder Jens Pulver and Robbie Lawler were among the squad’s most notable stars.
Miletich will be joining the likes of Ken Shamrock, Royce Gracie, Dan Severn, Randy Couture, Mark Coleman, Chuck Liddell, Charles Lewis Jr., Matt Hughes and Tito Ortiz as members of the UFC’s Hall of Fame.
Ortiz was inducted in June 2012, but has been removed from UFC.com’s Hall of Fame page due to his ongoing beef with UFC president Dana White.