Alex Caceres replaces B.J. Penn against Cole Miller at UFC 199 “Rockhold vs. Bisping”

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Cole Miller stepped up to fight on next weekend’s UFC 199 event when B.J. Penn’s originally scheduled opponent, Dennis Siver, was forced out due to injury. With Penn pulled this week due to a USADA violation regarding IV use before an out of competition drug test, Miller now has a new opponent in Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres.

The UFC announced the new booking, which will air on the Fox Sports 1 prelims for the event, on Wednesday.

Caceres halted a three-fight losing skid in his most recent performance, defeating Masio Fullen at UFC on Fox 18 in January. The Ultimate Fighter 12 competitor has put together a 6-6 record with one no contest in 13 appearances over five years and two weight classes.

Miller, who entered the UFC out of the fifth season of TUF in 2007, has also competed in two weight classes throughout his run, compiling a 10-7 record with one no contest. That latter result came in his most recent fight, as eye pokes from Jim Alers rendered a halt to their bout in the second round at UFC on Fox 17 in December.

UFC 199 airs live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., next Saturday, June 4, headlined by the UFC Middleweight Championship bout between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping.

[Photo (c) Brad Penner via USA Today Sports]

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