A pair of intriguing match-ups have joined the UFC's upcoming summer schedule, as former heavyweight Nikita Krylov (16-3) will drop weight classes to take on Ovince St. Preux (14-5) at UFC 171, and top-15 lightweights Jim Miller (23-4, 1 NC) and Bobby Green (22-5) have verbally agreed to collide one month later at UFC 172.
UFC officials announced the bouts via Twitter late Friday night.
St. Preux, 30, was initially slated to fight Thiago Silva at the March event. However following a Thursday night incident in Oakland Park, FL which led to the Brazilian's arrest, Silva was cut from the UFC.
A longtime heavyweight fighting out of the Ukraine, Krylov now cuts down to light heavyweight on the heels of a thunderous 25-second head kick victory over Walt Harris in January.
Meanwhile, Green, the UFC's No. 12 ranked lightweight, rides a seven-fight win streak into his contest against Miller, including three straight wins under the UFC banner.