Miller (14-2) is 3-1 in the UFC since making his Octagon debut in 2008, opening with back-to-back wins over David Baron and Matt Wiman before dropping a decision to Gray Maynard in March. The one-time IFL fighter bounced back last month with a unanimous decision win over Mac Danzig at UFC 100.
Tavares (14-3), who was forced to withdraw from a June bout against Melvin Guillard due to an elbow injury, most-recently fought in January, defeating Manny Gamburyan via unanimous decision. He had previously lost 3 of his last 4 fights, defeating Michihiro Omigawa while suffering defeats to Tyson Griffin, Matt Wiman, and Kurt Pellegrino.
UFC 103 is headlined by Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort and also includes Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Junior dos Santos.
Pictured: Jim Miller