Main Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | Pro MMA
Jim Miller defeats Kamal Shalorus via KO/TKO at 2:15 of Round 3
|19-2-0||Pro Record At Fight||7-0-2|
|Climbed to 20-2||Record After Fight||Fell to 7-1-2|
|-270 (Moderate Favorite)||Betting Odds||+215 (Moderate Underdog)|
|Whippany, New Jersey||Fighting out of||Washington, District of Columbia, United States|
|27 years, 6 months, 2 weeks, 3 days||Age at Fight||33 years, 6 months, 2 weeks, 6 days|
|155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)|
|5'8" (173cm)||Height||5'8" (173cm)|
|71.0" (180cm)||Reach||68.0" (173cm)|
Sussex County MMA
Pharaohs Muay Thai (Other)
- Bout Information
- Event: UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
- Date: Saturday 03.19.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
- Referee: Kevin Mulhall
- Venue: The Prudential Center
- Enclosure: Octagon
- Location: Newark, New Jersey, United States
- Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 10 of 12)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
- TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
- Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
- Miller Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Shalorus Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
Miller vs. Shalorus Wiki
In the third televised pay per view bout of UFC 128, Jim Miller took on Kamal Shalorus. Miller came into the fight 8-1 in prior UFC competition and one of the hottest fighters in the lightweight division, while Shalorus was making his UFC debut after going 3-0-1 in four WEC fights before the organization was folded into the UFC.
Miller landed a kick to the body early, then a big low kick landed from Shalorus. The fighters exchanged in rapid fire sequences, yet Miller's punches were tighter while Shalorus's looping style was often a moment too late. Shalorus's left eye showed some damage. Shalorus attacked with several low kicks. A big head kick from Miller tested the chin of Shalorus, snapping through the arena. Miller landed a kick to the midsection, pushed forward and looked to lock on a guillotine, but slipped off and ended up on his back with Shalorus in his guard. Miller's striking continued to look the crisper of the two in the remaining exchanges of the first round.
After some initial striking exchanges in round two, Miller jumped up for a flashy flying armbar or triangle but slipped off. Miller took Shalorus down with a beautifully timed shot and immediately found his way to back control. Miller briefly had a body triangle in place as he worked for a choke, regained the body triangle but couldn't find a way to get his arm under the chin over the course of over two minutes in the position. The round ended with Shalorus having skillfully survived but likely down two rounds to none.
Miller landed a nice combination early in the third. Shalorus continued throwing looping punches but his technique was not as tight and usually a moment too late as Miller's footwork kept him out of danger. Miller landed a big uppercut two minutes into the round, followed up with a big knee and pounded away on Shalorus who turned away. Referee Kevin Mulhall had seen enough and called the fight, with Shalorus's nose looking badly out of place in camera angles at the end.
Speaking with Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Miller commented, "I knew from first time I laid my hand on him he was tough... I've been waiting for that... I've been working with my buddy at AMA and he's really helped me sharpen up... that's seven in a row in arguably the toughest division in the UFC... I come in here and I fight my heart out."