Frankie Edgar has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming UFC Fight Night 16 “UFC Fight for the Troops” card with an undisclosed injury. Replacing Edgar on short notice will be Jim Miller (12-1), who will now meet fellow 155-pounder Matt Wiman on the Spike TV-broadcast main card.
UFC Fight Night 16 takes place on December 10th at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina and will serve as a fundraiser for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Miller, a former Reality Fighting and Cage Fury Fighting Championship lightweight title-holder, suffered his lone career loss to Edgar in late-2006. Since the defeat, Miller has won seven-straight fights, including an IFL victory over Bart Palaszewski and a win over David Baron in his UFC debut at UFC 89 in October.
After losing his UFC debut to Spencer Fisher at UFC 60, his third loss in four bouts, Wiman appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 5. Despite losing in the quarterfinals of the lightweight tournament to eventual runner-up Manny Gamburyan, Wiman has racked off four-straight UFC victories, including his most-recent win over Thiago Tavares in June.
“UFC Fight for the Troops” is headlined by Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida and also features Mike Swick vs. Jonathan Goulet.