For the primary time in his profession, he stated, Jim Miller has to drag out of a battle.
Miller (32-16 MMA, 21-15 UFC) was set to tackle Nikolas Motta (12-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a light-weight bout on the primary card at UFC Fight Night 192 subsequent week. Instead, Miller posted in an Instagram video, he has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and is out of the battle.
UFC Fight Night 192 takes place Sept. 18 on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams on ESPN+. It just isn’t but identified if Motta will stay on the cardboard in opposition to a short-notice substitute or if he’ll be moved to a unique card, probably nonetheless in opposition to Miller.
Miller was set to step into the cage for a file thirty eighth UFC look. Motta was set for his UFC debut.
Miller is coming off back-to-back unanimous determination losses to Vinc Pichel and Joe Solecki. He has gone 3-3 because the begin of 2019 with submission wins over Roosevelt Roberts, Clay Guida and Jason Gonzalez.
Motta was scheduled to make his promotional debut in May in opposition to Damir Hadzovic, however suffered an harm and withdrew from the battle. A former CFFC light-weight champion, Motta signed with the UFC after a dominant determination win on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2020.
MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
- Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann
- Devin Clark vs. Ion Cutelaba
- Nikolas Motta vs. TBA
- Mandy Bohm vs. Ariane Lipski
- Christos Giagos vs. Arman Tsarukyan
- Antonio Arroyo vs. Joaquin Buckley
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET)
- Tafon Nchukwi vs. Mike Rodriguez
- Pannie Kianzad vs. Raquel Pennington
- Tony Gravely vs. Nate Maness
- Dakota Bush vs. Rong Zhu
- JP Buys vs. Montel Jackson
- Sarah Alpar vs. Erin Blanchfield
- Carlston Harris vs. Impa Kasanganay
- Heili Alateng vs. Gustavo Lopez
- Hannah Goldy vs. Emily Whitmire