Middleweights Dan Miller and Aaron Simpson are likely to fight at UFC Fight Night 19 on September 16 in Oklahoma City, according to Simpson, who recently announced the matchup on Facebook (but later said nothing was official yet).
The former IFL middleweight champ Miller (11-2) won three-straight bouts over Rob Kimmons, Matt Horwich, and Jake Rosholt to begin his UFC career, extending his unbeaten streak to ten-straight, but suffered a unanimous decision loss to Chael Sonnen at UFC 98 in May, his first loss in over three years.
Aaron Simpson, who trains at Arizona Combat Systems, made his WEC debut late last year with an 18-second knockout of David Avellan. After the promotion’s middleweight division was shut down following his win, Simpson made the jump to the UFC, defeating Tim McKenzie via first-round TKO in April.
Simpson and ACS teammate Steve Steinbeiss were rumored to be fighting at UFC 103 when it was tentatively scheduled for September 26th in either the UK or Phoenix, Arizona, but Simpson will now fight at UFN 19 in the Midwest and Steinbeiss could follow suit.
UFC Fight Night 19 is also set to feature Gray Maynard vs. Roger Huerta, with tickets for the Spike-televised event set to go on sale on July 9.
[Pictured: Dan Miller]