Dan Miller dropping to welterweight for June fight against Ricardo Funch

Hard-nosed middleweight Dan Miller (13-6) will follow the lead of countless peers by making a move down divisionally in hopes of finding consistent success inside the Octagon. Were that news not enough, it looks like fans will find out exactly how he fares in his endeavor this summer at UFC on FX 4 against Ricardo Funch (8-3).

The bout and its placement on the June 22 card were both confirmed by the UFC.

Miller will be looking to bounce back from consecutive losses when he faces Funch, falling to Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares respectively. While only 5-5 in the UFC, Miller is known as one of the sport’s toughest draws, possessing a well-rounded attack and rare tenacity resulting in the 30-year old never having been finished in his career.

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Funch will be fighting for his continued employment when he meets Miller after going 0-for-3 in his three UFC appearances. He last fought in January at UFC 142 where Mike Pyle knocked him out in the opening round.

UFC on FX 4 will take place in Atlantic City, Miller’s proverbial backyard, and feature lightweights Clay Guida-Gray Maynard mixing it up in a five-round main event.