There are many intangibles in play in this fight, none more important than the state of mind that Miller has had leading up to this fight. It is no secret that he lives with challenges in his personal life with the fragile health of his young son.
Danny Jr. underwent a successful kidney transplant in September, so Miller has had a full camp and may be in the best place he has been for quite some time.
With adversity like that in your life, even a cage fight seems like a party, and Miller has no pressure on him at all. He also has the experience advantage on his side and knows what is ahead of him when the show starts in Montreal.
Mein, on the other hand, is entering unknown territory. Yes, he is a veteran of 34 professional fights and has been at this since he was a pup, but the UFC is a different beast altogether. Brighter, hotter lights, more expectation, more pressure to perform and much tougher fighters all await a UFC debut. Only time will tell if Mein is totally ready.
On the other hand, Mein comes from a fighting background and has been bred for this moment all his life. He has been waiting for this opportunity and has youth and enthusiasm on his side. He also has home country support, as his debut will be fought in Canada, in front of fans who know and have followed Mein for years.
This one is a tossup .
Dwight Wakabayashi is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report UFC and regular contributor to Sportsnet.ca's UFC section. Follow him on Twitter @wakafightermma.