Report: Miller-Gurgel Likely for UFC 86

Jorge Gurgel weighs-in for UFC 73: Stacked. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Former “Ultimate Fighter” cast members Cole Miller and Jorge Gurgel will likely face off in a lightweight bout that will take place at UFC 86 on July 5th.

The news comes from our friends at MMA Junkie, who have learned from sources close to both fighters that while bout agreements have not yet been finalized and signed, both lightweights have verbally agreed to meet.

After winning his first two fights inside the confines of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Miller, who currently trains at American Top Team in Florida, was stopped by Iowa native Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 12 in January.

Gurgel, a longtime training partner and jiu-jitsu coach of former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin, last won a unanimous decision over Extreme Challenge veteran John Halverson at UFC 82: Pride of a Champion last month.

UFC 86 will be headlined by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s first light heavyweight title defense in nearly a year as he will take on Forrest Griffin, who is currently serving as one of the coaches alongside Jackson on the current seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”


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