Jim Miller hails from New Jersey, but he’ll make New York fight history in 2017.
The lightweight will become the first man to twice compete in New York since the state’s mixed martial arts ban was lifted earlier this year when he faces Dustin Poirier at UFC 208 in Brooklyn on Feb. 11, 2017 at Barclays Center.
Miller (28-8, 1 NC) competed in New York City’s first UFC event since legalization, defeating Thiago Alves via unanimous decision at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12.
He is on a three-fight win streak dating to UFC 200 in July with wins over veterans Alves, Joe Lauzon and Takanori Gomi.
Poirier (20-5) will come to Brooklyn after a first-round knockout loss to Michael Johnson in September, his first loss since returning to lightweight in early 2015.