Veteran Donald Cerrone is already back on the UFC schedule.
Cerrone has been scheduled to face Jim Miller at the promotion’s July 2nd pay-per-view event, stepping in to replace Bobby Green.
The new lightweight pairing for UFC 276 was first reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN. The matchup is joining a card that is expected to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Cerrone received the matchup after not being able to compete earlier this year. He was booked to face Joe Lauzon in two instances earlier this year, although both times saw the fight get canceled the day of the event.
Their most recent pairing was just earlier this month at UFC’s June 18th show. That time, an injury to Lauzon forced the fight off the card.
The matchup between Cerrone and Miller sees two of UFC’s most experienced active fighters collide.
Miller currently holds the record for most UFC appearances, having fought 39 times for the promotion. Just two spots down the rankings is Cerrone, who has fought a total of 37 times for them.
Cerrone will be fighting for his first win since 2019. His last six fights have resulted in five losses and one no contest.
Miller, on the other hand, is riding a two-fight winning streak. He scored a finish win earlier this year, spoiling the debut of Nikolas Motta.
Cerrone and Miller have fought before. They first met in 2014, when Cerrone scored a second-round finish win.
UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya is scheduled to face Jared Cannonier in the main event of UFC 276. Here’s an updated look at the show:
Bout 11: Israel Adesanya (22-1) vs. Jared Cannonier (15-5) (UFC Middleweight Championship)
Bout 10: Alexander Volkanovski (24-1) vs. Max Holloway (23-6) (UFC Featherweight Championship)
Bout 9: Miesha Tate (19-8) vs. Lauren Murphy (15-5) (Flyweight)
Bout 8: Brad Tavares (19-6) vs. Dricus Du Plessis (16-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 7: Jessica Eye (15-10) vs. Maycee Barber (10-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 6: Robbie Lawler (29-15) vs. Bryan Barberena (17-8) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Sean Strickland (25-3) Vs. Alex Pereira (5-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Pedro Munhoz (19-7) vs. Sean O’Malley (15-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 3: Brad Riddell (10-2) vs. Jalin Turner (12-5) (Lightweight)
Bout 2: Ian Garry (9-0) vs. Gabe Green (11-3) (Welterweight)
Bout 1: Jim Miller (34-16) vs. Donald Cerrone (36-16) (Lightweight)