An intriguing matchup between popular Lightweights Jim Miller and Alexander Hernandez has been announced for UFC Vegas 69: Santos vs. Blanchfield on February 18th at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, per Alex Behunin.
Jim Miller was initially scheduled to face Gabriel Benitez on the same date, but Benitez was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury.
This fight takes place in the Lightweight (155 lbs) division.
Jim Miller holds a professional record of 35-16-1NC (24-15-1NC UFC) and has notable wins over Donald Cerrone, Clay Guida, and Charles Oliveira.
Alexander Hernandez carries a record of 13-6 (5-5 UFC) and has significant wins over Beniel Dariush, Francisco Trinaldo, and Olivier Aubin-Mercier.
Official odds have yet to be released.
Jim Miller is a genuine veteran of the UFC, holding numerous accolades inside the promotion, including the most wins and bouts, the most finishes at Lightweight, and a massive thirteen performance bonuses across his forty fights. Miller is currently on a three-fight win streak and will be looking to use his elite submission game and newfound KO power to finish the fight.
Alexander Hernandez is at an essential stage in his career, needing to rebound from a two-fight skid against contenders Renato Moicano and Billy Quarantillo. He has a very well-rounded game with a specialty for striking, and he showed his potential when he KOed top-5 Lightweight Beniel Dariush. Hernandez will look to use his dangerous striking to pick Miller to secure a much-needed victory in this bout.
This bout is guaranteed excitement against two big finishers and a great late addition to the card. So who do you have winning this matchup? Let us know your prediction in the comments below.