Alex Caceres replaces BJ Penn, faces Cole Miller at UFC 199
Former "Ultimate Fighter" stand out Alex Caceres has stepped in to replace BJ Penn at UFC 199 and he will now face Cole Miller on the card on June 4 from Inglewood, Calif.
UFC officials confirmed the fight to FOX Sports on Wednesday.
Caceres accepts the fight after Penn was pulled from the card just days ago following a potential anti-doping infraction where the UFC Hall of Famer admitted to using an IV ahead of a drug test back in March.
Caceres now faces Miller in just over one week as he looks to get his second win in a row inside the Octagon.
Most recently, Caceres defeated Masio Fullen at FOX UFC Fight Night in New Jersey, which moved his Octagon record to 6-6 with one no contest overall.
Miller was also a late replacement to the card after he stepped to fill a spot vacated by Dennis Siver following an injury to the German born fighter.
Miller vs. Caceres joins a stacked line up at UFC 199 headlined by middleweight champion Luke Rockhold against Michael Bisping in the main event.