It appears Demian Maia won’t be the only notable middleweight dropping down to 170 pounds for a fight this summer, as the UFC has announced Dan Miller will follow the Brazilian’s lead and give welterweight a go in a few months.

Miller’s first fight at 170 will take place on June 22 at UFC on FX 4 with Ricardo Funch serving as the opponent. Funch is 8-3 overall but has come up short in each of his three UFC bouts.

The 30-year old Miller holds a record of 13-6. He has never been finished in his career, consistently providing a challenge to any adversary he faces, but has struggled to find success on a regular basis, racking up a 5-5 mark during his run inside the Octagon. Among his wins are those over Joe Doersken, Jake Rosholt, and Matt Horwich.

UFC on FX 4 will be headlined by a five-round battle between lightweights Clay Guida-Gray Maynard.


MMATraining Take: It will be interesting to see how Miller fares at 170 pounds since he was never a particularly big/shredded 185er. Also, it should be mentioned that the UFC is clearly trying to give Miller an easy win in Funch, and that type of treatment rubs me the wrong way no matter how nice a guy Miller may be.