Diego Sanchez is going back up to 155lb at UFC 197 to take on Jim Miller in the feature bout of the preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass. The UFC announced the fight on Wednesday afternoon.
— UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) January 20, 2016
UFC 197: dos Anjos vs. McGregor will be held on March 5, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by a lightweight title fight as Rafael dos Anjos looks to defend his strap against featherweight champion Conor McGregor
Sanchez (25-8 MMA ) dropped down to featherweight in his last bout, however he dropped a unanimous decision to former title contender Ricardo Lamas. Sanchez’ last win came in a highly controversial split deicison win over Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 42.
Miller (25-7-1 MMA) is coming off a ‘Fight of the Night’ submission loss to Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night 80 in December. Miller’s last win also came via split decision, against Danny Castillo at UFC on FOX 16.
With this fight addition, UFC 197 now looks like this:
Rafael dos Anjos (c) vs. Conor McGregor
Holly Holm (c) vs. Miesha Tate
Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor
Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb
Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly
Diego Sanchez vs. Jim Miller