Jim Miller Draws Returning Vinc Pichel in UFC 252 Lightweight Showcase on Aug. 15

By: Brian Knapp
Aug 6, 2020

One of the most prolific competitors in Ultimate Fighting Championship history will saunter back into the Octagon when Jim Miller faces Vinc Pichel at UFC 252 on Aug. 15 in Las Vegas. MMAFighting.com on Wednesday was first to report the match, which serves as one of the appetizers for the Stipe Miocic-Daniel Cormier headliner.

Miller ranks first on the UFC’s all-time list in appearances (35) and submission attempts (43), third in wins (21) and submissions (10) and fourth in finishes (13). The 36-old New Jersey native last fought at UFC on ESPN 11, where he submitted Roosevelt Roberts with a first-round armbar on June 20. Victories over Takanori Gomi, Charles Oliveira, Thiago Alves and Joe Lauzon (twice) anchor the Miller resume, which includes title reigns in the Cage Fury Fighting Championships and Reality Fighting organizations.

Pichel, meanwhile, was a semifinalist on Season 15 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series. Though a serious arm injury in 2014 sidelined the Lancaster, California, native for more than three years, he has compiled a 5-2 record since joining the UFC roster, losing only to Rustam Khabilov and Gregor Gillespie. Pichel, 37, has not fought since he took a unanimous decision from the aforementioned Roberts at UFC on ESPN 3 in June 2019.
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