UFC Vegas 74 is just one big mess.

Jim Miller (35-17, 1 no contest) is being faced with his second Lightweight opponent change for this weekend’s event (Sat., June 3, 2023). Miller, who was originally matched with Ludovit Klein, lost out on that pairing after Klein fell ill, leading Jared Gordon (19-6, 1 no contest) to fill in. Unfortunately for both parties, Gordon is now out for undisclosed reasons, according to David Van Auken. Marcel Dorff has since confirmed the report and added that Miller will now welcome Featherweight prospect, Jesse Butler (12-4), to the Octagon.

Butler currently rides a five-fight winning streak, competing as recently as Feb. 2023 in what was his third Fury Fighting Championship appearance. Butler also scored an early career victory in top regional promotion, Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA)

UFC Vegas 74 has already seen numerous shufflings as earlier in the week, another Lightweight bout saw a change after Guram Kutateladze was replaced by Muhammad Naimov against Jamie Mullarkey. Shortly after the event’s original headliner between Middleweight contenders, Jack Hermansson and Brendan Allen, was announced, Hermansson was injured, paving the way for top Flyweights, Kai Kara-France and Amir Albazi.

The full UFC Vegas 74 line up can be seen below:

  • 125 lbs.: Kai Kara-France vs. Amir Albazi
  • 145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Daniel Pineda
  • 155 lbs.: Jim Miller vs. Jesse Butler
  • 125 lbs.: Tim Elliott vs. Victor Altamirano
  • 125 lbs.: Karine Silva vs. Ketlen Souza
  • 155lbs.: Jamie Mullarkey vs. Muhammad Naimov
  • 170 lbs.: Elizeu Zaleski vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov
  • 135 lbs.: John Castaneda vs. Mateus Mendonca
  • 265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski vs. Don’Tale Mayes
  • 135 lbs.: Johnny Munoz vs. Daniel Santos
  • 115 lbs.: Jinh Yu Frey vs. Elise Reed
  • 135 lbs.: Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Luan Lacerda
  • 205 lbs.: Maxim Grishin vs. Philipe Lins

Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 74 fight card right here, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” matches, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining main card balance (also on ESPN+) at 9 p.m. ET.

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