On Wednesday evening, the world’s largest MMA promotion announced middleweight Dan Miller will face Rousimar Palhares at “UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami.”
Miller holds a 13-5 professional record, with eight of his wins coming by way of submission.
Speaking of crying uncle, Palhares owns a 12-3 record and has ended nine of his victims by way of tapout.
Palhares was originally slated to face Alexandre Ferreira in the August 27th fiesta, but “Cacareco” was forced to withdraw with an undisclosed injury.
The show takes place inside the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. A middleweight title scrap between champion Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami will headline the Octagon’s long-awaited return to Brazil.
Here are the athletes expected to appear in the event:
Dan Miller vs. Rousimar Palhares
Antonio Carvalho vs. Yuri Alcantara
Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell
(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Mike Swick vs. Erick Silva
Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares
(Pay-Per-View 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Stanislav Nedkov vs. Luiz Cane
Brendan Schaub vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Ross Pearson vs. Edson Barboza
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
Yushin Okami vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Champion)