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Dan Miller Drops to Welterweight, Meets Ricardo Funch at UFC on FX 4

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Dan Miller is the latest UFC fighter to change weight classes.

The New Jersey-native has decided to drop down to 170 pounds and will face Ricardo Funch at UFC on FX 4 in Atlantic City, N.J., the promotion announced on Wednesday night.

UFC on FX 4, headlined by Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida, is scheduled for June 22 at Revel Atlantic City. It will mark the organization's first event in Atlantic City in seven years.

Miller (13-6, 1 NC) hasn't fought since losing to Rousimar Palhares at UFC 134 last August. Since then, he took some time off from the sport to take care of his son, who has been battling a genetic kidney disorder. The 30-year-old Miller is 2-5 in his last seven fights, losing to top contenders Chael Sonnen, Demian Maia, Michael Bisping, Nate Marquardt and Palhares. His two wins during that stretch came against Joe Doerksen and John Salter.

Funch (8-3) was unsuccessful in his return to the UFC in January, losing to Mike Pyle via first-round TKO at UFC 142.

The UFC also announced these fights for UFC on FX 4: Brian Ebersole vs. TJ Waldburger, Matt Riddle vs. Luis Ramos, Rich Attonito vs. Rick Story, Nick Catone vs. Chris Camozzi.