A matchup between lightweight submission specialists is set to take place next month.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Jim Miller and Joe Solecki will square off at the UFC’s event on April 10, which currently does not have a venue or location. MMA Junkie was first to report the booking.
Miller will make his first appearance of 2021 after Bobby Green was a late scratch for their scheduled bout at UFC 258 this past month. “A-10” competed three times in 2020 which included a first-round submission win over Roosevelt Roberts, as well as a pair of decision losses to Scott Holtzman and Vinc Pichel. When he steps into the octagon, Miller will take over sole possession of the record for most UFC appearances with 37, surpassing Donald Cerrone.
Solecki is looking to build upon his current five-fight winning streak against his most recognized opponent of his career. The 27-year-old, who like Miller, competed on the Tri-state regional scene prior to the UFC, earned his contract on Dana White’s Contender Series in July 2019 with a first-round submission win over James Wallace. In his octagon debut, the Gym-O standout earned a lopsided decision win over Matt Wiman and followed that up with a standing rear naked choke submission win over Austin Hubbard at UFC on ESPN 15 in August.
The UFC’s April 10 event will be headlined by a middleweight bout between Darren Till and Marvin Vettori.