A battle of lightweights both looking to rebound from recent
losses has been added to UFC
168 when Jim Miller meets Fabricio Camoes on Dec. 28 in Las
UFC officials confirmed the fight to FOX Sports on
Miller will look to return to the winning path after bouncing
back and forth between wins and losses over his last six fights in
the Octagon. Always battling for a top spot in the division, Miller
has struggled to find consistency lately with losses to Benson
Henderson and Nate Diaz, while also falling to submission in a
fight against Pat Healy that was eventually overturned after his
opponent tested positive for marijuana.
Miller is known as one of the toughest matchups in the entire
division, and he will undoubtedly look to vent his recent
frustrations against his next opponent come December.
Brazilian Fabricio Camoes will try to curb Miller’s enthusiasm
for victory when he tries to erase the memory of a tough loss in
his last fight as well.
Camoes dropped a decision to Melvin Guillard at UFC 148 in July
2012, and hasn’t fought against since that time. With nearly a year
and a half off from action, Camoes won’t find his next bout any
easier when he faces a very stiff test in Miller.
With a packed lineup already headed to UFC 168 in Las Vegas
including two title fights, it’s likely that Miller vs. Camoes will
end up as a featured preliminary fight on the card.
The show is headlined by the rematch between middleweight
champion Chris Weidman as he faces Anderson Silva, while women’s
bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey takes on fellow Ultimate
Fighter 18 coach Miesha Tate.