Jim Miller vs. Pat Healy set for UFC 159 in New Jersey

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Coming off a memorable FOTN war with Joe Lauzon at UFC 155, New Jersey's own Jim Miller will be fighting in his home state yet again, this time welcoming Pat Healy back into the UFC.

The UFC has held 3 shows in New Jersey since 2010, and Miller has fought on all of them. He defeated Mark Bocek, TKOed Kamal Shalarous, and lastly in 2012 was submitted by Nate Diaz in a #1 contender matchup. Miller sports an impressive 11-3 UFC record and has never lost consecutive fights in his MMA career.

Healy is actually returning to the UFC after a 7 year absence. He fought Anthony Torres on a UFC Fight Night back in 2006, losing by rear-naked choke. "Bam Bam" has competed under the Strikeforce banner since 2010, compiling a 7-1 record along the way. Before Strikeforce ceased operations, Healy was scheduled to fight Gilbert Melendez for the LW title both in September and in January, but Melendez pulled out due to injury both times.

UFC 159 is April 27th in Newark, New Jersey, where Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen will fight in the main event for Jones' light-heavyweight belt.

For more news pertaining to the UFC roster, check out our brand-new UFC roster table,where you'll find all the info you need on fighter signings, releases, and new fight bookings.


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