Micah Miller vs. Michihiro Omigawa Added to Yoshida Retirement Card



Micah Miller, the younger brother of UFC lightweight Cole Miller, will face Sengoku veteran Michihiro Omigawa at ASTRA, the farewell card for Hidehiko Yoshida (9-7-1) on April 25 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.

ASTRA promoters announced the fight Monday at the J-ROCK workout studio along with one other featherweight fight, Yoshida Dojo prospect Tatsunao Nagakura taking on Akihiko Mouri. The one previously announced fight was a welterweight bout between Yuya Shirai and Che Mills.

Omigawa (9-8-1), a finalist last August in the Sengoku Featherweight Grand Prix, was arguably the most improved fighter of 2009. Entering Sengoku in March 2009 with a record of 4-7-1, he went on to win five of his next six against solid competition in LC Davis, Nam Phan, Marlon Sandro, Hatsu Hioki and Hiroyuki Takaya.

Miller (13-3) out of the American Top Team is on a three-fight winning streak. The 23-year-old has fought four times for the WEC, compiling a .500 record in the promotion. Miller visited Japan a year ago, losing to Yoshiro Maeda by unanimous decision at DREAM.7.

The ASTRA event is through Yoshida's management company, J-ROCK, who was also responsible for helping kick start the Sengoku promotion. Yoshida, Denis Kang, Makoto Takimoto and Kazuhiko Nakamura will all compete on the card against opponents to be announced.

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