Jim Miller

Jim Miller

Personal Information

Full Name Jim Miller
Date of Birth August 30, 1983
Age 39
Nationality American
Height August 30, 1983
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Nickname A-10
Jim Miller: A Brief Biography

Jim Miller is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC lightweight division and was born on August 30, 1983. He holds several records, including the most bouts, most wins, and most wins in the UFC lightweight division. He also has a brother named Dan Miller, who is a former UFC fighter.

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Latest News Update for Jim Miller

At UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Blachfield, which is set to take place on February 18, 2023, Jim Miller was originally set to fight Gabriel Benítez. However, Benítez had to pull out of the fight for an undisclosed reason and was replaced by Alexander Hernandez.

Jim Miller Facts

Birth PlaceJim Miller
Father’s NameMichael Miller
Mother’s NameBarbara Miller
Star SignVirgo
Net Worth (2023)$1.5 Million
Last Fight Earnings$261,000
EducationVirginia Tech
MMA Debut2005
MMA Record35-16-1
AchievementsFormer Cage Fury FC Lightweight Champion/ Most wins in UFC Lightweight division.
ChildrenAmelia, Cassidy, Wyatt and Sawyer.
EndorsementsMontana Knife Company
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter

Early Life and Career

Jim Miller is from Sparta Township, New Jersey and is the youngest of three brothers. He started wrestling at the age of four and continued to compete in high school at Sparta High School. Miller also did one year of collegiate wrestling at Virginia Tech, although he had not planned on it originally. He became a walk-on for the team later in the season, but ultimately stopped competing due to disagreements with the coaching staff and program. Miller holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which he earned under Jamie Cruz. In 2005, he began training in mixed martial arts alongside his brother Dan Miller at Planet Jiu-Jitsu in Sparta, New Jersey.

Jim Miller had his first professional fight on November 19, 2005, at Reality Fighting 10, against Eddie Fyvie, which he won via unanimous decision. He then won his next two fights over Kevin Roddy and Joe Andujar, both via first-round submission. These quick victories earned Miller a title shot against Muhsin Corbbrey, for the Reality Fighting Lightweight Championship, which he won by securing an armbar in the second round. He defended his title against future UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar at Reality Fighting 14, but lost via unanimous decision, despite coming close to securing a guillotine in the final round.

Before Reality Fighting 14, Miller's training center, Planet Jiu-Jitsu, closed down, and he began training with his brother Dan Miller at AMA Fight Club in Whippany, New Jersey, in January 2007.

Miller made his debut with the Cage Fury Fighting Championships on April 13, 2007, in a Lightweight Championship bout against Al Buck, which he won by securing a rear-naked choke after a series of takedowns and submission attempts. He then defended his title for the first time at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 5, against Anthony Morrison, whom he defeated by a triangle choke in the first round.

Jim Miller’s Career in UFC

Jim Miller has had a long and successful career in the UFC, competing primarily in the lightweight division. He made his debut in the promotion on January 20, 2008, at UFC 80, where he defeated David Baron by rear-naked choke in the third round. Miller continued to win against notable opponents such as Matt Wiman, Mark Bocek, and Mac Danzig, establishing himself as a rising star in the division.

However, he faced his first setback in the UFC when he lost to Gray Maynard in a title eliminator bout at UFC 96 in 2009. Despite the loss, Miller continued to compete against the top fighters in the division, including a victory over Charles Oliveira and a hard-fought loss to future champion Benson Henderson.

In 2012, Miller was diagnosed with Lyme disease, which affected his ability to train and compete. He struggled with inconsistency in his performances, alternating wins and losses over several fights. However, he bounced back in 2015 with a three-fight win streak, including a notable victory over Danny Castillo by rear-naked choke.

Miller continued to compete in the UFC, breaking multiple records for the most fights and wins in the promotion's history. He has faced some of the best fighters in the lightweight division, including Donald Cerrone, Dustin Poirier, and Anthony Pettis. Despite suffering some losses, Miller has always been known for his toughness and his ability to finish fights, with a high percentage of his wins coming by submission.

Jim Miller Record

Win35–16 (1)Donald CerroneSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC 276July 2, 202221:32Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win34–16 (1)Nikolas MottaTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Walker vs. HillFebruary 19, 202221:58Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win33–16 (1)Erick GonzalezKO (punch)UFC Fight Night: Ladd vs. DumontOctober 16, 202120:14Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss32–16 (1)Joe SoleckiDecision (unanimous)UFC on ABC: Vettori vs. HollandApril 10, 202135:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss32–15 (1)Vinc PichelDecision (unanimous)UFC 252August 15, 202035:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win32–14 (1)Roosevelt RobertsSubmission (armbar)UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. VolkovJune 20, 202012:25Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss31–14 (1)Scott HoltzmanDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Błachowicz 2February 15, 202035:00Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Win31–13 (1)Clay GuidaTechnical Submission (guillotine choke)UFC on ESPN: Covington vs. LawlerAugust 3, 201910:58Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win30–13 (1)Jason GonzalezSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. HermanssonApril 27, 201912:12Sunrise, Florida, United States
Loss29–13 (1)Charles OliveiraSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2December 15, 201811:15Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win29–12 (1)Alex WhiteSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 228September 8, 201811:29Dallas, Texas, United States
Loss28–12 (1)Dan HookerKO (knee)UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. LeeApril 21, 201813:00Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss28–11 (1)Francisco TrinaldoDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. MachidaOctober 28, 201735:00São Paulo, Brazil
Loss28–10 (1)Anthony PettisDecision (unanimous)UFC 213July 8, 201735:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss28–9 (1)Dustin PoirierDecision (majority)UFC 208February 11, 201735:00Brooklyn, New York, United States
Win28–8 (1)Thiago AlvesDecision (unanimous)UFC 205November 12, 201635:00New York City, New York, United States
Win27–8 (1)Joe LauzonDecision (split)UFC on Fox: Maia vs. ConditAugust 27, 201635:00Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win26–8 (1)Takanori GomiTKO (punches)UFC 200July 9, 201612:18Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss25–8 (1)Diego SanchezDecision (unanimous)UFC 196March 5, 201635:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss25–7 (1)Michael ChiesaSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZantDecember 10, 201522:57Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win25–6 (1)Danny CastilloDecision (split)UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2July 25, 201535:00Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss24–6 (1)Beneil DariushDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Machida vs. RockholdApril 18, 201535:00Newark, New Jersey, United States
Loss24–5 (1)Donald CerroneKO (head kick and punches)UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. MillerJuly 16, 201423:31Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win24–4 (1)Yancy MedeirosTechnical Submission (guillotine choke)UFC 172April 26, 201413:18Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Win23–4 (1)Fabrício CamõesSubmission (armbar)UFC 168December 28, 201313:42Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
NC22–4 (1)Pat HealyNC (overturned)UFC 159April 27, 201334:02Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win22–4Joe LauzonDecision (unanimous)UFC 155December 29, 201235:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss21–4Nate DiazSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. MillerMay 5, 201224:09East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win21–3Melvin GuillardSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC on FX: Guillard vs. MillerJanuary 20, 201213:04Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Loss20–3Benson HendersonDecision (unanimous)UFC Live: Hardy vs. LytleAugust 14, 201135:00Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win20–2Kamal ShalorusTKO (knee and punches)UFC 128March 19, 201132:15Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win19–2Charles OliveiraSubmission (kneebar)UFC 124December 11, 201011:59Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win18–2Gleison TibauDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. PalharesSeptember 15, 201035:00Austin, Texas, United States
Win17–2Mark BocekDecision (unanimous)UFC 111March 27, 201035:00Newark, New Jersey, United States
Win16–2Duane LudwigSubmission (armbar)UFC 108January 2, 201012:31Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win15–2Steve LopezTKO (shoulder injury)UFC 103September 19, 200920:48Dallas, Texas, United States
Win14–2Mac DanzigDecision (unanimous)UFC 100July 11, 200935:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss13–2Gray MaynardDecision (unanimous)UFC 96March 7, 200935:00Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win13–1Matt WimanDecision (unanimous)UFC: Fight for the TroopsDecember 10, 200835:00Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Win12–1David BaronSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 89October 18, 200833:19Birmingham, England
Win11–1Bart PalaszewskiDecision (unanimous)IFL: New JerseyMay 16, 200835:00East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win10–1Chris LiguoriSubmission (guillotine choke)Ring of Combat 18March 7, 200822:22Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win9–1Chris LiguoriTKO (doctor stoppage)Ring of Combat 17: Beast of the Northeast FinalsNovember 30, 200725:00Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win8–1Nuri ShakirSubmission (rear-naked choke)Battle Cage Xtreme 3October 20, 200732:17Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win7–1Anthony MorrisonSubmission (triangle choke)CFFC 5: Two Worlds, One CageJune 23, 200714:56Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win6–1Al BuckSubmission (rear-naked choke)Cage Fury Fighting Championships 4April 13, 200711:58Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss5–1Frankie EdgarDecision (unanimous)Reality Fighting 14: Fall BrawlNovember 18, 200635:00Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win5–0James JonesSubmission (triangle choke)Combat in the Cage: Marked TerritorySeptember 30, 200621:55Lincroft, New Jersey, United States
Win4–0Muhsin CorbbreySubmission (armbar)RF 13: Battle at the Beach 2006August 5, 200623:35Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
Win3–0Joseph AndujarSubmission (arm-triangle choke)Reality Fighting 12: Return to Boardwalk HallApril 29, 200611:04Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win2–0Kevin RoddySubmission (rear-naked choke)Reality Fighting 11: Battle at Taj MahalFebruary 11, 200611:31Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win1–0Eddie FyvieDecision (unanimous)Reality Fighting 10November 19, 200525:00Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

Jim Miller's Most Popular Fights

Jim Miller vs. Charles Oliveira

Jim Miller fought Charles Oliveira at UFC 124 on December 11, 2010.

In the first round, Miller was able to take Oliveira down and secure a deep kneebar, but Oliveira managed to escape and survive the round. In the second round, Miller continued to control the grappling exchanges, eventually securing a rear-naked choke to win the fight by submission. The victory over Oliveira was a significant accomplishment for Miller and helped to establish him as one of the top fighters in the UFC lightweight division.

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Jim Miller vs. Dustin Poirier

Jim Miller faced Dustin Poirier at UFC 208 on February 11, 2017, in a highly anticipated lightweight bout. The two fighters engaged in a back-and-forth battle, with Poirier using his striking and movement to control the distance and land heavy shots, while Miller relied on his grappling and ground-and-pound to wear Poirier down. In the third round, Miller was able to take Poirier down and secure a deep armbar, but Poirier managed to escape and get back to his feet. The fight ultimately went to the judges' scorecards, with Poirier earning a majority decision victory. Despite the loss, Miller's performance showed that he was still a top contender in the division and capable of competing with the best fighters in the UFC.

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FAQs on Jim Miller

What weight class does Jim Miller fight in?

Jim Miller fights in the UFC lightweight division.

What is Jim Miller's record in the UFC?

Jim Miller had a professional MMA record of 35 wins and 16 losses, with 23 of those wins coming in the UFC.

How long has Jim Miller been fighting in the UFC?

Jim Miller made his UFC debut in October 2008, and has been fighting in the promotion for over a decade.

Has Jim Miller ever held a UFC title?

Jim Miller has never held a UFC title, but he has had several high-profile fights and is considered one of the top fighters in the lightweight division.

Last Updated On 16th February 2023

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Last Modified May 20, 2023 03:39 IST