Jim Miller will extend his record for most UFC appearances in a singular career next year when he faces Gabriel Benitez.
The lightweight fight is scheduled to take place on February 18th, as reported first by Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes. The location of the event is not known at the moment.
Miller currently holds the UFC record for most appearances in the promotion, having fought for them 40 times in his lengthy MMA career. That record will advance the second his fight begins in February.
Miller is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, with all of those bouts coming via finish. His last bout saw him submit fellow veteran Donald Cerrone at UFC 276 in July.
Another successful performance for Miller in February would also move his UFC record for most wins while with the promotion to 25 in total.
Benitez is taking this booking after recently returning to the win column. He snapped a two-fight skid in August, earning a first-round finish against Charlie Ontiveros.
UFC’s February 18th show is currently without a main event. Here is how the lineup looks so far:
Bout 6: Jim Miller (35-16) vs. Gabriel Benitez (23-10) (Lightweight)
Bout 5: Themba Gorimbo (10-3) vs. Billy Goff (8-2) (Welterweight)
Bout 4: Nazim Sadykhov (7-1) vs. Evan Elder (7-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 3: Joe Solecki (12-3) vs. Benoit Saint-Denis (10-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 2: Juancamilo Ronderos (4-1) vs. Clayton Carpenter (6-0) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Gerald Meerschaert (35-15) vs. Abus Magomedov (25-4-1) (Middleweight)