Lightweight “Ultimate Fighter” cast members Junie Browning and Cole Miller are likely to fight at UFC Fight Night 18 on April 1st in Nashville, Tennessee, MMAFrenzy.com has confirmed.
The controversial Browning (3-0) appeared on the recent eighth season of the reality series, nearly being kicked off the show multiple times before ultimately advancing to the 155-pound semis, where he lost to eventual season champion Efrain Escudero. “The Lunatic” made his official UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale, submitting Dave Kaplan early in the second round.
Miller (13-3) was defeated by Joe Lauzon in the quarterfinals of the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter, but was invited to participate on the season finale, where he defeated Andy Wang via first-round TKO. He next earned a unanimous decision victory over Leonard Garcia, but dropped a second-round TKO to Jeremy Stephens n his next bout. He rebounded from his first loss since mid-2006 with a late third-round submission of Jorge Gurgel last July.
Efrain Escudero vs. Jeremy Stephens and Matt Horwich vs. Ricardo Almeida are also slated for UFC Fight Night 18, which is expected to serve as the lead-in for the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter.