Dan Miller. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.
The UFC has reportedly inked a pair of brothers who were previously under contract with the International Fight League - Reigning IFL middleweight champion Dan Miller and his younger brother Jim Miller, who is a rising lightweight prospect with only one loss under his belt.
The news comes from our friends at MMA Junkie, who have confirmed the signings with Mike Constantino, the current manager and trainer for both of the brothers. While financial terms of the deals were not disclosed, Constantino revealed that they have each signed four-fight contracts.
Dan most recently submitted Miletich Fighting Systems product Ryan McGivern to win the IFL middleweight title at the promotion’s likely last-ever show in May. Jim was also victorious in his IFL debut in April, winning a hard-fought unanimous decision over one-timelightweight contender Bart Palaszewski.
The signings mark yet another former IFL-contracted fighter jumping ship to the UFC. Brad Blackburn, Reese Andy, and Rory Markham all made their debuts for the organization this past weekend. While there has been no indication that talks between the UFC and the IFL have progressed any further (other than this Fighters.com report), the IFL was mentioned multiple times throughout last Saturday’s Spike TV broadcast as well as IFL footage being used to promote Andy.
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