Conor McGregor vs Cole Miller confirmed for UFC Fight Night Dublin

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The main event for UFC Fight Night in Dublin is set. The UFC confirmed moments ago that McGregor will face Cole Miller on 19th July 2014 in Dublin’s O2 Arena in a potential 5 round bout.

After months of speculation, the fight was made official on the UFC’s official UK twitter page

“It’s official! Conor McGregor vs. Cole Miller at #UFCDublin on July 19th!! This is going to be epic!” – @UFC_UK

“I saw my doctor and received full clearance to return to fighting with no restrictions on training,” McGregor commented, “it has been a long road to recovery but I am back and I am more ready than ever to bring the UFC back to Dublin on July 19th.

“I want to thank Dr. ElAttrache, my surgeon, and Heather Milligan, my physical therapist, for all the time and effort they dedicated to my recovery. Also want to thank my coach John Kavanagh and strength coach John Connor for all the work they put in with me in Ireland.”

Miller, who will be stepping into enemy territory on July 19th commented “My point of making the initial call out was to stir up some actual reasonable thought amongst people in the mixed martial arts community. After beating two guys in the UFC, Conor is not ready for Jose Aldo’s title. He could be the second coming for all I care; he’s got to earn his way up the ladder like everyone else. Especially when the people ranked in that top ten, which is where I should be, have worked hard for a long time.”

McGregor will be on the UFC’s magazine show ‘UFC Tonight’ tonight to talk more about the bout.

We caught up with McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh who said he was “excited about this match up as Cole is a very well known and an exciting fighter. But he’s in way over his head and out of his depth with Conor, I dont think he’ll get out of the first round.”

After yesterday’s announcement on BT Sport’s Beyond the Octagon, there are now six match ups announced for the UFC’s return to Ireland

Conor McGregor vs Cole Miller

Gunnar Nelson vs Ryan LaFlare

Brad Pickett vs Ian McCall

Neil Seery vs Phil Harris

Tom Lawlor vs Ilir Latifi

Cody Donovan vs Nikita Krylov

Tickets will be available through Fight Club pre-sale on June 4th, Newsletter pre-sale June 5th, on general release (through the o2 website and Ticketmaster) June 6th and will be priced from €50.

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