A pair of UFC lightweight veterans are now set to clash in June.
The event will take place at the UFC Apex, and is headlined by a flyweight bout between Amir Albazi and former interim title challenger Kai Kara-France. MMA Junkie confirmed the news following a first report from MMA Underground’s John Morgan.
Miller (35-17 MMA, 24-16 UFC) was originally set to face the first Slovokia-born UFC fighter Ludovit Klein at the event, however, a change in opponent has led to the new matchup against Gordon (19-6 MMA, 7-5 UFC).
In his second fight of 2023, Miller, 39, will make his 42nd walk to the UFC’s octagon. He will be looking to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Alexander Hernandez in February, which snapped a three-fight winning streak. Miller picked up consecutive wins over Erick Gonzalez, Nikolas Motta and Donald Cerrone – all by second-round stoppage.
Gordon, 34, will be looking to get back on track after an accidental clash of heads lead to a no contest result against Bobby Green in April. It was his second-straight controversial result, after a highly-debated unanimous decision loss to Paddy Pimblett at UFC 282.
With the addition, the UFC Fight Night event on June 3 includes:
Amir Albazi vs. Kai Kara-France
Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Miesha Tate
Alex Caceres vs. Daniel Pineda
Jared Gordon vs. Jim Miller
Andrei Arlovski vs. Don’Tale Mayes
Victor Altamirano vs. Tim Elliott
Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
Maxim Grishin vs. Philipe Lins
Jinh Yu Frey vs. Elise Reed
Guram Kutateladze vs. Jamie Mullarkey
Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Luan Lacerda
Karine Silva vs. Ketlen Souza
John Castaneda vs. Mateus Mendonca