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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