BJ Penn Now Fights Cole Miller At UFC 199

Written by Tom Ngo
May 11th, 2016

UFC Cole Miller

After an undisclosed injury forced Dennis Siver out of his UFC 199 scrap against recently un-retired (again x 3) BJ Penn, Cole Miller (pictured) has agreed to serve as substitute in the June 4 event.

The announcement was made on this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight.”

Miller hasn’t won a fight since submitting Sam Sicilia in January 2014. After dropping a unanimous decision to Max Holloway, “Magrinho” took an accidental eye poke from Jim Alers which resulted in the December bout being ruled a no contest.

Penn came out of retirement for the third time hoping a move to featherweight would rejuvenate his illustrious career. “The Prodigy” hasn’t beaten anyone since knocking out Matt Hughes in November 2010.

The 37-year-old was most recently seen getting dominated by Frankie Edgar in July 2014.

No word on how long Siver will be forced to ride the pine.

The Forum in Inglewood, California hosts the festivities. A middleweight rematch between champion Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman headlines the pay-per-view broadcast.

Here is the show’s updated lineup:

John Makdessi vs. Mehdi Baghdad

Tom Breese vs. Sean Strickland

“Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Polo Reyes

Luiz Henrique da Silva vs. Jonathan Wilson

Kevin Casey vs. Elvis Mutapcic

Jessica Andrade vs. Jessica Penne

Clay Guida vs. Brian Ortega

Evan Dunham vs. Leonardo Santos

Dustin Poirier vs. Bobby Green

Max Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas

Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard

BJ Penn vs. Cole Miller

Urijah Faber vs. Dominick Cruz (UFC bantamweight champion)

Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold (UFC middleweight champion)

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