A middleweight matchup between Dan Miller and Aaron Simpson, which was first reported early last month, is now back on for UFC Fight Night 19 after a fight between Simpson and Ed Herman was scratched from the card when Herman was tapped to replace an injured Jame Irvin at UFC 102 earlier this week.
The former IFL middleweight champ Miller (11-2) won three-straight bouts over Rob Kimmons, Matt Horwich, and Jake Rosholt to begin his UFC career, extending his unbeaten streak to ten-straight, but suffered a unanimous decision loss to Chael Sonnen at UFC 98 in May, his first loss in over three years.
Simpson, who trains at Arizona Combat Systems, made his WEC debut late last year with an 18-second knockout of David Avellan. After the promotion’s middleweight division was shut down following his win, Simpson made the jump to the UFC, defeating Tim McKenzie via first-round TKO in April.
UFC Fight Night 19, which takes place on September 16 in Oklahoma City, is co-headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard and Roger Huerta vs. Gray Maynard. Click here to check out the latest fight card for the Spike-televised event.
Pictured: Dan Miller