Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel Joins UFC 252 Prelims

The full card for pay-per-view event UFC 252 was announced on Wednesday, including a lightweight bout between Jim Miller and Vinc Pichel. The 10-fight card, which is set to happen at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, was unveiled on the ESPN MMA Youtube channel.

Pichel has long been a part of the UFC, with his run starting on a 2012 season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” although he has only fought seven times since then. His last fight was a win in 2019, defeating then-undefeated Roosevelt Roberts.

Miller’s last fight was in June, playing a similar role to Pichel as he gave Roberts the second loss in his career. He fought previously in 2020, losing via decision to Scott Holtzman in February.

UFC 252 is currently set to have UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic in the main event against Daniel Cormier. The trilogy bout sits atop a five-fight main card that includes rising UFC names like Sean O’Malley, Jairzinho Rozenstruick and Merab Dvalishvili. Here’s how the entire card looks currently.

Main Card (10:00PM EDT / 7:00PM PDT) (PPV)

Bout 10: Stipe Miocic (19-3) vs. Daniel Cormier (22-2) (UFC Heavyweight Championship)

Bout 9: Sean O’Malley (12-0) vs. Marlon Vera (17-6-1) (Bantamweight)

Bout 8: Junior dos Santos (21-7) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruick (10-1) (Heavyweight)

Bout 7: John Dodson (21-11) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (11-4) (Bantamweight)

Bout 6: Magomed Ankalaev (13-1) vs. Ion Cutelaba (15-5) (Light Heavyweight)

Preliminary Card (6:00PM EDT / 3:00PM PDT) (ESPN)

Bout 5: Jim Miller (32-14) vs. Vinc Pichel (12-2) (Lightweight)

Bout 4: Livinha Souza (13-2) vs. Ashley Yoder (7-5) (Strawweight)

Bout 3: Felice Herrig (14-8) vs. Virna Jandiroba (15-1) (Strawweight)

Bout 2: Herbert Burns (11-2) vs. Daniel Pineda (26-13) (Featherweight)

Bout 1: TJ Brown (14-7) vs. Danny Chavez (10-3) (Featherweight)


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