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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: 30 | Date of Birth: 1983.08.30
  • Last Fight: July 16, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs
  • Gym/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 MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO
3:31 Round 2 of 5, 8:31 Total
Donald Cerrone
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC Fight Night 45: Cerrone vs. Miller
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.07.16
Odds: +220 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs
#37 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
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2014.04.26
Odds: -175 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#29 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:42 Round 1 of 3
Fabricio Camoes
Ref: Herb Dean
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
Walkout Music: The Hollies - Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress)
#38 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
No Contest | Submission | Choke
4:02 Round 3 of 3, 14:02 Total
Pat Healy
Ref: Herb Dean
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
#21 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
#23 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
UFC 159 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Joe Lauzon
Ref: Yves Lavigne
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
#51 Greatest Fight of All Time
#28 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
Ref: Keith Peterson
UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.05.05
Odds: -175 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
#62 Greatest Submission of All Time
#25 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
Ref: Herb Dean
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
#34 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
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
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
#32 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:15 Round 3 of 3, 12:15 Total
Kamal Shalorus
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2011.03.19
Odds: -270 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:59 Round 1 of 3
Charles Oliveira
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
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
#7 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
UFC 124 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Gleison Tibau
Ref: Jon Schorle
UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.09.15
Odds: -135 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Mark Bocek
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 111: St-Pierre vs Hardy
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2010.03.27
Odds: -423 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Tyson Griffin UFC 108 2010.01.02
Reason: Griffin Injury
Win | Submission | Armlock
2:31 Round 1 of 3
Duane Ludwig
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
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
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
Ref: Don Turnage
UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2009.09.19
Odds: -511 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Mac Danzig
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
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
Walkout Music: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Gray Maynard
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
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
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Matt Wiman
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
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
UFC Fight Night 16 Fight of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:19 Round 3 of 3, 13:19 Total
David Baron
Ref: Marc Goddard
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
UFC 89 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Fabricio Camoes IFL 22 2008.05.16
Reason: Camoes Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total
Bart Palaszewski
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
IFL 21: New Jersey
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.04.04
Odds: +160 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
2:22 Round 2 of 3, 7:22 Total
Chris Liguori
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
Ring of Combat 18
Main Event | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2008.03.07
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total
Chris Liguori
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
Ring of Combat 17: Beast of the Northeast Finals
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2007.11.30
Win | Submission | Choke Nuri Shakir BCX 3 2007.10.20
Win | Submission | Choke
4:56 Round 1 of 3
Anthony Morrison
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
CFFC 5 : Two Worlds, One Cage
Main Card
2007.06.23
Win | Submission | Choke Al Buck Cage Fury FC 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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