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Dan Miller out of UFC Fight Night 58, Daniel Sarafian now meets UFC newcomer Antonio dos Santos

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Dan Miller won’t be making his return to the Octagon this year.

Expected to face Daniel Sarafian at UFC Fight Night 58 in Barueri, Brazil, on Dec. 20, Miller was removed from the card due to an undisclosed reason. Sarafian now meets UFC newcomer Antonio dos Santos. confirmed the change with sources close to the situation following a report from Combate.

dos Santos (6-1) signed a deal with the UFC fresh off a 66-second knockout over Douglas Bertazini, claiming  the Jungle Fight light heavyweight championship on Nov. 29. "Junior Alpha", who scored finishes in five of his six MMA wins, will drop to 185 pounds for his UFC debut.

Sarafian (8-5) returns to the middleweight division following a submission loss to 170-pounder Kiichi Kunimoto at UFC 174. The TUF: Brazil veteran is 1-3 inside the Octagon with a couple split decision losses to Cezar Ferreira and C.B. Dollaway and a first-round win over Eddie Mendez.

UFC Fight Night 58 takes place at Barueri’s Jose Correa Gymnasium on Dec. 20, and is headlined by Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway. In the co-main event, former champion Renan Barao meets Mitch Gagnon.

Main card:
Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway
Renan Barao vs. Mitch Gagnon
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Patrick Cummins
Elias Silverio vs. Rashid Magomedov
Erick Silva vs. Mike Rhodes
Rony Jason vs. Tom Niinimaki

Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Igor Pokrajac
Daniel Sarafian vs. Antonio dos Santos
Darren Elkins vs. Hacran Dias
Leandro Issa vs. Yuta Sasaki
Marcio Alexandre Jr. vs. Tim Means
Vitor Miranda vs. Jake Collier

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