Jason "Mayhem" Miller vs. Aaron Simpson set for UFC 132 in JulyPosted on April 23, 2011, 02:02 PM by Joey Santosus
Less than 24-hours after his announced signing, the UFC has revealed that Jason "Mayhem" Miller will meet Aaron Simpson at UFC 132 in July.
UFC officials confirmed the match-up on Saturday.
Miller (24-7) will return to the octagon for the first time in six years following a single outing at UFC 52, where he dropped a lop-sided unanimous decision against current Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre. In the time since, he has competed in various promotions, most notably Strikeforce and DREAM, compiling a record of 12-3 (1 NC), including eight first-round stoppage victories. "Mayhem's" latest effort came this past September, when he submitted Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba in the opening round of their DREAM 16 match-up.
Simpson (8-2), meanwhile, recently bounced back from a two-fight losing streak, defeating Mario Miranda via unanimous decision at last month's UFC Fight Night 24. The Arizona State wrestling stand-out had went unbeaten in seven straight bouts, including three UFC victories, before suffering back-to-back losses against Mark Munoz and Chris Leben in 2010. Simpson will look to regain momentum when he meets the former Strikeforce title contender this Summer.
UFC 132 is set to take place July 2nd from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be headlined by a Bantamweight title clash between division Champion Dominick Cruz and challenger Urijah Faber, while Light Heavyweights Tito Ortiz and Ryan Bader go head to head in the co-main event.