Just one day after officially announcing UFC 98: Lesnar vs. Mir 2, the UFC today confirmed the majority of the event’s lineup, adding Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra, Dan Miller vs. Yushin Okami, and Sean Sherk vs. Frankie Edgar to the UFC 98 main card.
James Irvin vs. Drew McFedries, Houston Alexander vs. Andre Gusmao, Patrick Barry vs. Tim Hague, Phillipe Nover vs. Kyle Bradley, Dave Kaplan vs. George Roop, and Yoshiyuki Yoshida vs. Brandon Wolff were all officially confirmed for the event’s preliminary card.
Though the Hughes-Serra and Sherk-Edgar bouts have been known for some time, the middleweight matchup featuring contenders Dan Miller and Yushin Okami had not been reported until this evening and the winner of the 185-pound matchup has a serious claim to a shot at Anderson Silva down the road.
Miller (11-1), the former IFL middleweight champ, has not been defeated since a 2006 loss to Mike Massenzio, the first and only of his 13 bout career. Undefeated in his last 10 bouts, Miller holds three-straight UFC victories over Rob Kimmons, Matt Horwich, and Jake Rosholt.
Okami (23-4) has lost just once in eight bouts inside the octagon, falling to former title-holder Rich Franklin in mid-2007 before winning three-straight bouts over Jason MacDonald, Evan Tanner, and Dean Lister.
UFC 98 takes place on May 23rd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined the a rematch between heavyweight title-holders Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir.