Yesterday Jason “Mayhem” Miller signed with the UFC after being basically left out in the cold by his former masters at Strikeforce, his last fight there was more than a year ago. He already has a date and opponent… fancy that. He is set to take on Aaron Simpson at UFC 132 on July 2nd. Good fight to see if Miller can handle a wrestler without pitting him against anybody really good. Simpson is 1-2 in his last 3 fights including a knockout to Chris Leben. Plus he is 36 years old. Mayhem seems to fail against high level grapplers like Jake Shields or Jacare but Simpson is not one of those guys. Millers last fight was against Zombie Sakuraba in basically a can match. It’s been a few years and a few pounds since he stepped into the Octagon against GSP so a nice proving fight is in order.
UFC 132 features Dominic Cruz vs Urijah Faber for the Bantamweight Belt, Tito Ortiz vs Ryan Bader is the nights “wrestlers trying to box” fight, Carlos Condit vs Dong Hyun Kim, and George Sotiropoulos vs Evan Dunham in a fight to get the Aussie back in the running. Another fight rumored for the event is Wanderlei Silva vs Chris Leben which is going to be the ultimate slobber knocker.