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Jim Miller

Jim Miller

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  • Name: Jim Miller
  • Professional MMA Record: 24-5-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1983.08.30
  • Last Fight: July 16, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: AMA Fight Club
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $606,000 USD
  • Born: Sparta, New Jersey, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Whippany, New Jersey
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • College: Virginia Tech
  • Foundation Style: N/A

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An accomplished high school wrestler and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, Jim Miller entered professional MMA competition in 2005, running his record to 5-0 before running into fellow New Jersey native and future UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar in Atlantic City, where he lost a competitive decision. Following the loss, Miller bounced back with eight straight victories—including two in the UFC—defeating Matt Wiman and David Baron along the way. After suffering the second defeat of his career to Gray Maynard at UFC 96—again by decision—Miller went on a seven fight winning streak, defeating notable lightweights such as Gleison Tibau, Mac Danzig, and Mark Bocek to establish himself as a contender in the UFC lightweight division. However, his streak was eventually halted by current UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson after losing via unanimous decision. He has since gone 1-1, with a submission victory over Melvin Guilard and a submission loss to Nate Diaz, the first stoppage loss of his career. 


Although he has made strides in recent camps with his boxing technique, Miller—like his older brother, Dan—is predominantly known as a wrestler and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter, often dragging his opponents down to the matt in an attempt to look for a submission or grind out a decision. More than half of his career wins have come by way of submission.


Miller looked to get back to his winning way when he took on Joe Lauzon at UFC 155. In a battle between two fighters of very similar styles, he was able to come out on top in their "Fight of the Night" performance. Although he had Lauzon badly hurt and bleeding profusely after the first round, he was unable to finish his opponent and won a unanimous decision. Miller was then submitted in the third round in an upset loss to to Pat Healy at UFC 159. However, after Healy tested positive for marijuana in his post fight drug test, the loss was overturned to a no contest. Miller would pick up his next win against Fabricio Camoes at UFC 168 finishing the Brazilian in the first round by armbar. He would win a second straight by submission with a win over Yancy Medeiros.


On 16 July, Miller faced Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Fight Night 45. The fight opened with an explosive 5 minutes; with good exchanges from both fighters. Round 2 opens with Cerrone landing several kicks. These took a toll of Miller who looked hurt; in perhaps a desperation attempt Miller goes for a takedown and is stuffed by Cerrone. Cerrone landed a beautiful head kick severally rocked Miller. At 3:31 the fight was stopped via KO.

Last updated 07.19.2014, 12:17 AM ET
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Jim Miller Lightweight Ranking History

Jim Miller MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO
3:31 Round 2 of 5, 8:31 Total

Donald Cerrone
24-4-0 23-6-0

UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs. Miller
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.07.16
Odds: +220 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#22 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC Fight Night 45 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Bobby Green UFC 172 2014.04.26
Reason: Green Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
3:18 Round 1 of 3

Yancy Medeiros

UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.04.26
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#28 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:42 Round 1 of 3

Fabrício Camões
22-4-0 14-7-1

UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.12.28
Odds: -420 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $92,000 ($46K Base, $46K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: The Hollies - Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress)
#35 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
No Contest | Submission | Choke
4:02 Round 3 of 3, 14:02 Total

Pat Healy
22-4-0 26-16-0

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.04.27
Odds: -285 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $106,000 ($41K Base, $65K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
#21 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
#22 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
UFC 159 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Joe Lauzon
21-4-0 22-7-0

UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.12.29
Odds: -195 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $147,000 ($41K Base, $41K Bonus, $65K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#54 Greatest Fight of All Time
#27 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
#5 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
UFC 155 Fight of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:09 Round 2 of 5, 9:09 Total

Nate Diaz
21-3-0 15-7-0

UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.05.05
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: Keith Peterson
#64 Greatest Submission of All Time
#27 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
#5 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
UFC on FOX 3 Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:04 Round 1 of 3

Melvin Guillard
20-3-0 29-9-2

UFC on FX 1: Guillard vs. Miller
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.01.20
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $45,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
#33 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
#8 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
UFC on FX 1 Submission of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Benson Henderson
20-2-0 13-2-0

UFC on Versus 5: Hardy vs. Lytle
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.08.14
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $35,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#33 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:15 Round 3 of 3, 12:15 Total

Kamal Shalorus
19-2-0 7-0-2

UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.03.19
Odds: -270 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:59 Round 1 of 3

Charles Oliveira
18-2-0 14-0-0

UFC 124: St. Pierre vs. Koscheck 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.12.11
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#7 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
UFC 124 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gleison Tibau
17-2-0 22-6-0

UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.09.15
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs | Referee: Jon Schorle
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mark Bocek
16-2-0 8-2-0

UFC 111: St-Pierre vs Hardy
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.03.27
Odds: -423 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: Alabama 3 - Woke Up This Morning (Chosen One Mix)
Cancelled Bout Tyson Griffin UFC 108 2010.01.02
Reason: Griffin Injury
Win | Submission | Armlock
2:31 Round 1 of 3

Duane Ludwig
15-2-0 19-9-0

UFC 108: Evans vs Silva
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.01.02
Odds: -430 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki | Walkout Music: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Cancelled Bout Thiago Tavares UFC 103 2009.09.19
Reason: Tavares Knee Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
0:48 Round 2 of 3, 5:48 Total

Steve Lopez
14-2-0 12-1-0

UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.09.19
Odds: -511 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs | Referee: Don Turnage | Walkout Music: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mac Danzig
13-2-0 18-6-1

UFC 100
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.07.11
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $22,000 ($11K Base, $11K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti | Walkout Music: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gray Maynard
13-1-0 6-0-0

UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.03.07
Odds: +163 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $9,000 Base | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Matt Wiman
12-1-0 10-3-0

UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.12.10
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 16 Fight of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:19 Round 3 of 3, 13:19 Total

David Baron
11-1-0 18-2-0

UFC 89: Bisping vs Leben
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.10.18
Odds: -180 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Marc Goddard
UFC 89 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Fabrício Camões IFL 22 2008.05.16
Reason: Camoes Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Bart Palaszewski
10-1-0 29-10-0

IFL 21: New Jersey
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.04.04
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Submission | Choke
2:22 Round 2 of 3, 7:22 Total

Chris Liguori
9-1-0 7-6-0

Ring of Combat 18
Main Event | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2008.03.07
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Chris Liguori
8-1-0 7-5-0

Ring of Combat 17: Beast of the Northeast Finals
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2007.11.30
Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Submission | Choke

Nuri Shakir

New Jersey Regional

2007.10.20
Win | Submission | Choke
4:56 Round 1 of 3

Anthony Morrison
6-1-0 7-3-0

CFFC 5 : Two Worlds, One Cage
Main Card

2007.06.23
Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Win | Submission | Choke

Al Buck

Cage Fury FC
Main Card | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 155

2007.04.13
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Frankie Edgar

Reality Fighting

2006.11.18
Win | Submission | Choke

James Jones

New Jersey Regional

2006.09.30
Win | Submission | Armlock

Muhsin Corbbrey

Reality Fighting

2006.08.05
Win | Submission | Choke

Joseph Andujar

Reality Fighting

2006.04.29
Win | Submission | Choke

Kevin Roddy

Reality Fighting

2006.02.11
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Eddie Fyvie

Reality Fighting

2005.11.19

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