Alex Caceres steps up on short notice to meet Cole Miller at UFC 199

With B.J. Penn out of next week’s UFC 199 due to a potential anti-doping violation, Cole Miller will now meet Alex Caceres on the televised preliminary card on FS1.

The new fight booking was announced by the UFC on Wednesday evening.

UFC 199 will come from The Forum in Inglewood, California on June 4 and will be headlined by a title fight rematch as Luke Rockhold defends the UFC middleweight title against former UFC champion Chris Weidman.

Caceres (11-8, 1NC) returned to featherweight at the beginning of the year and defeated Masio Fullen by decision at UFC on FOX 18. Miller (21–9, 1NC) is coming off a no-contest against Jim Alers at UFC on FOX 17 in December and he is 2-1, 1NC in his last four fights.

The current UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping II fight card is below.

Main Card: (PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Luke Rockhold (15-2) vs. Michael Bisping (28-7)
Dominick Cruz (21-1) vs. Urijah Faber (33-8)
Max Holloway (15-3) vs. Ricardo Lamas (16-4)
Dan Henderson (31-14) vs. Hector Lombard (34-5-1, 2NC)
Dustin Poirier (19-4) vs. Bobby Green (23-6)

Preliminary Card: (FS1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Cole Miller (21-9, 1NC) vs. Alex Caceres (11-8, 1NC)
Brian Ortega (10-0, 1NC) vs. Clay Guida (32-16)
Beneil Dariush (12-2) vs. James Vick (9-0)
Jessica Penne (12-3) vs. Jessica Andrade (13-5)

Preliminary Card: (UFC Fight Pass – 6:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m PT)
Sean Strickland (17-1) vs. Tom Breese (10-0)
Jonathan Wilson (7-0) vs. Luiz Henrique da Silva (10-0)
Kevin Casey (9-4, 2NC) vs. Elvis Mutapcic (15-4)
Dong Hyun Kim (13-7-3) vs. Marco Polo Reyes (5-2)