UFC 252 Adds Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel

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Jim Miller will look to continue his recent resurgence at UFC 252 in less than two week’s time. He’s been booked into a fight with Vinc Pichel, part of the preliminary portion of the event.

The PPV card takes place August August 15, and is headlined by the rubber match in the trilogy between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. UFC officials announced the Miller vs. Pichel news in a press release Wednesday.

Miller (32-14, 1NC) has won three of his last four bouts, most recently taking a submission win against Roosevelt Roberts. All of his last three wins have via submission, in fact. The lone loss in that stretch was a decision, against Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman.

The New Jersey native holds the record for the most UFC bouts, most submissions in lightweight history, and other accolades.

Pichel (12-2) coincidentally had his last fight against Roberts as well, a unanimous decision win for “From Hell.” Overall, he’s 5-2 in the UFC, dating back to 2012. Pichel has lost long periods of activity to injury, however. The Miller fight will be his first of 2020.

The UFC 252 card currently breaks down as follows:

Main Card (PPV)

Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Daniel Cormier – for the UFC heavyweight championship
Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera
Junior dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
John Dodson vs. Merab Dvalishvili
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cuțelaba

Preliminary Card (ESPN/TSN)

Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel
Ashley Yoder vs. Livia Renata Souza
Chris Daukaus vs. Parker Porter
Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba

Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Herbert Burns vs. Daniel Pineda
T.J Brown vs. Daniel Chavez
Isaac Villanueva vs. Jorge Gonzalez