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Report: Anthony Pettis takes on Jim Miller at UFC 213

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis returns to 155 to take on veteran Jim Miller on July 8th.

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Former lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis is returning to the lightweight division to take on a seasoned veteran in Jim Miller. Combate reported the pair will meet in July, at UFC 213.

After missing weight and losing an interim featherweight title fight to Max Holloway in his last outing, Anthony Pettis (19-6) goes back to the lightweight division with a 1-1 record at 145, beating Charles Oliveira by submission. The last time “Showtime” won a match at lightweight was in December 2014, when he submitted Gilbert Melendez.

Before dropping a majority decision to Dustin Poirier in his last fight, Jim Miller (28-9, 1 NC) was on a three-fight winning streak, with a couple of decision wins over Thiago Alves and Joe Lauzon and a TKO over Takanori Gomi.

Combatet also reported a middleweight fight between Thiago Santos and Gerald Meerschaert will take place on the same night.

UFC 213 goes down on July 8, in Las Vegas, Nevada and will feature a bantamweight title fight between champion Cody Garbrandt and former champion T.J. Dillashaw. No main event has been officially announced for the pay-per-view card, which will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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