Pat Miletich will again exit “retirement” and return to active MMA competition for the first time in over two years when he takes on Thomas Denny in the headlining bout of Adrenaline MMA’s second event on December 11th at the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois.
The matchup was first reported on the latest edition of HDNet’s Inside MMA.
Miletich, the founder of Miletich Fight Systems which has trained the likes of Matt Hughes, Tim Sylvia, Jens Pulver, and Robbie Lawler, is a former UFC lightweight tournament champion and welterweight title-holder. After initially retiring following a loss to Matt Lindland at UFC 36 in 2002 Miletich returned in 2006 for an IFL super fight against Renzo Gracie, losing via first-round submission and temporarily re-entering retirement.
He’ll return to action to face Denny, a former King of the Cage champ who most-recently competed in EliteXC, notably losing to Nick Diaz via second-round TKO at the promotion’s nationally televise June event.
Ben Rothwell and Ryan McGivern are also slated to be in action at the event, with the status of other Adrenaline MMA notables Tim Sylvia and Edie Alvarez unknown at this time.