Although Phil Baroni was inked to fight John Salter at UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2, he was forced to withdraw due to collarbone injury. Taking his place will be Dan Miller. Not only is he a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie protégé Jamie Cruz, Miller also has an extensive wrestling background. The event will take place on August 28th at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The first in MA and the day after the thirds UFC Fan event.
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He holds a record of 11-4, with 7 of his wins coming by way of submission. However, Miller is on a losing streak, having lost his last three bouts to Michael Bisping, Demian Maia and Chael Sonnen. Miller is obviously in danger of being cut from the UFC unless he walks away with a win on August 28th. [span class=”inset-right”]Attention grapplers: EliteMMA.com is offering 15% off Atama gis
A collegiate level wrestler, Salter also has a bit of jiu jitsu experience having won various tournaments including the 2007 NAGA Nationals no-gi middleweight expert division. He holds a record of 5-1with 3 knockouts and 2 submissions. Salter’s last fight was a victory over Jason MacDonald at UFC 113.
UFC 118 is a stacked card. B.J. Penn will get a chance to earn his belt back when he faces Frankie Edgar once again, although this title
bout has been a bit overshadowed by the hype for the heavyweight battle set to take place between Randy Couture and James Toney. Demian Maia faces Mario Miranda, Kenny Florian takes on Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz is fighting Marcus Davis.
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