Orlando’s own Jim Alers will have a distinct home-Octagon advantage when he meets Cole Miller this December at UFC on FOX 17.
Set for December 19 from the Amway Center in Orlando, the FOX main event features Donald Cerrone challenging Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight title.
Alers (13-2) has split his two UFC appearances, including a February loss to Chas Skelly. Along with living in Orlando, he is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. Miller (21-9) has fought 17 times for the promotion, going 10-7.
The bout was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Lightweight Championship
Rafael dos Anjos (c) vs. Donald Cerrone
Heavyweight: Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem
Lightweight: Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson
Middleweight: Tamdan McCrory vs. Josh Samman
Middleweight: C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt
Welterweight: Hayder Hassan vs. Vicente Luque
Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman
Featherweight: Cole Miller vs. Jim Alers