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)