Tachi Palace Fights featherweight champion Georgi Karakhanyan will defend his newly-minted strap against "The Ultimate Fighter 14" alum Micah Miller at TPF 12: Second Coming, according to promotion officials.
A 26-year-old former soccer star out of California, Karakhanyan (17-3-1) racked up a 2-2 racked while reaching the semifinals in two of Bellator's 145-pound tournaments. Following a release from the promotion in mid-2011, "Insane" cruised to a three-fight win streak capped by a first-round triangle choke of Isaac DeJesus to claim the vacant Tachi Palace title.
Meanwhile, Miller (17-4, 1 NC), brother of UFC fighter Cole Miller, officially returns to action for the first time since late-2010, when he submitted DeJesus to capture his sixth victory in seven fights. Since then, the 24-year-old was infamously stunned by Steven Siler in the opening round of TUF 14.
TPF 12: Second Coming takes place March 9 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California. The main card is expected to stream live online.