Jim Miller vs. Nikolas Motta rebooked for February after 2021 cancellation

For the 4th time, Nikolas Motta has his main UFC launching reserved. He’s no doubt hoping this time it sticks.

Motta (12-3 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 0-0 UFC) has actually been rebooked for a light-weight battle versus Jim Miller (33-16 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS, 22-15 UFC) at the UFC’s Feb. 19 occasion. An individual with understanding of the reserving verified the match to mixed martial arts Addict following a preliminary statement from Motta’s management group at Iridium Sports Firm.

The UFC’s Feb. 19 occasion occurs at the UFC Peak in Las Vegas. Broadcast information have yet to be revealed, however the card will air and stream on a mix of ESPN and ESPN+.

Motta and Miller were reserved to combat this previous September, however Miller needed to take out of the battle when he evaluated favorable for COVID-19. Motta got a replacement challenger for the card in Cameron VanCamp, however the day prior to the battle that bout broke down due to an injury.

Motta was arranged to make his advertising launching in Might 2021 versus Damir Hadzovic, however suffered an injury and withdrew from the battle. A previous CFFC light-weight champ, Motta signed with the UFC after a dominant choice win on Dana White’s Competitor Series in 2020.

Miller had back-to-back consentaneous choice losses to Vinc Pichel and Joe Solecki when he was reserved to combat Motta. After he recuperated from COVID-19, he was reserved for a battle a month later on versus Erick Gonzalez, which he won by knockout 14 seconds into the 2nd round. Although he’s simply 5-4 his previous 9 battles, all 5 wins have actually been by blockage. The knockout was his first in more than 5 years.

With the addition, the UFC’s Feb. 19 lineup now consists of:

  • Kyle Daukaus vs. Julian Marquez

  • Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Stephanie Egger

  • Chad Anheliger vs. Jesse Strader

  • Jim Miller vs. Nikolas Motta

  • Austin Terminology vs. Jonathan Pearce

  • Mario Bautista vs. Khalid Taha

  • Chas Skelly vs. Mark Striegl

  • Nasrat Haqparast vs. TBA

  • Ilir Latifi vs. Alexandr Romanov

  • Diana Belbita vs. Gloria de Paula

  • Jamahal Hill vs. Johnny Walker

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.