One New Yorker is out of UFC 118 in Boston, while a New Jersey native steps in! The NYBA Phil Baroni is out of his match on August 28 against 5-1 John Salter due to a collarbone injury. Replacing him is Dan Miller of New Jersey, or “Joisey” as the locals call it, out of the AMA Fight Club.
Dan Miller has lost his past three fights, but not without facing some of the top middleweight fighters in Chael Sonnen, Demian Maia and Michael Bisping. Miller battled them all to a decision when they met, and now the AMA fighter seeks redemption and a way back into the good graces of the UFC.
Both of the Miller brothers have picked up short notice fights in the past so this is familiar territory to Dan, and this could be his last chance to save his contract before the UFC looks at that record and terminates him. The match will be part of the untelevised undercard for UFC 118, which is headlined by Randy Couture VS James Toney.