Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dan Miller Dropping To Welterweight, Faces Ricardo Funch At UFC on FX 4

A move to the 170-lbs division is in store for UFC veteran Dan Miller (13-6, 1NC) who drops down from middleweight after a record of 5-5 in the Octagon.
Miller will make his debut at welterweight in June against Brazilian Ricardo ‘Golden Boy’ Funch (8-3) as part of the UFC on FX 4 show.
The official announcement was made Wednesday night at
UFC on FX 4 is expected to take place on June 22, 2012 at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event will be headlined by a five-round non-title bout between lightweights Gray Maynard and Clay Guida.
Miller lost his last two bouts and is 2-5 in his last seven, which is probably a strong factor in his decision to move down a weight division. Miller had his last fight in August of last year at UFC 134 where he replaced an injured Alexandre Ferreira and losing a unanimous decision to opponent Rousimar Palhares. The other loss was to Nate Marquardt at UFC 128, which was also by decision.
Funch is 0-3 in the Octagon so far, having returned last January at UFC 142 in his native Brazil, replacing an injured Paulo Thiago. Funch would lose by first round TKO to Mike Pyle at the Rio show. Before that, the ‘Golden Boy’ earned a decision win at a Premier FC show in December erasing two previous losses in the Octagon. Those defeats came at the hands of Claude Patrick and Johny Hendricks.