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Jim Miller
Born August 30, 1983 (1983-08-30) (age 26)
Sparta, New Jersey
Nationality United States American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling
Fighting out of Whippany, New Jersey
MMA record
Total 18
Wins 16
By knockout 2
By submission 10
Losses 2
Draws 0
No contests 0

James Andrew Miller (born August 30, 1983) is a mixed martial arts fighter. He has held the Cage Fury Fighting Championships Lightweight Championship and Reality Fighting Featherweight Championship. He currently fights for the UFC's lightweight division.

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Martial arts background

Miller began training in mixed martial arts in 2005, when he began training at Planet Jiu Jitsu with his brother Dan Miller. He entered into the sport with a background in wrestling. Miller competed in wrestling in high school at Sparta High School in Sparta, New Jersey as well as one year of collegiate wrestling at Virginia Tech.

Mixed martial arts career

Miller had his first professional fight November 19, 2005 against Eddie Fyvie at Reality Fighting 10. Miller controlled the fight and earned a unanimous decision. Miller earned two more victories with Reality Fighting, with a Rear Naked Choke victory over Kevin Roddy and an Arm Triangle Choke victory over Joe Andujar. The quick victories earned Miller a title shot, and he cut down a weigh to fight Muhsin Corbbrey for the Featherweight Title. Miller mounted Corrbrey in the second round and punched his opponent before securing an arm for the Armbar victory. At Reality Fighting 14 Miller took on Frank Edgar for the Lightweight Title. Edgar controlled the fight, but Miller secured a tight Guillotine Choke late in the final round. Edgar fought through the choke to earn the unanimous decision and maintain his title.

In the weeks prior to Reality Fighting 14, Planet Jiu Jitsu closed down. Miller began training at American Martial Arts in Whippany, New Jersey with his brother Dan in January, 2007.

Miller debuted with the Cage Fury Fighting Championships in a Lightweight title fight April 13, 2007 against Evo's Al Buck. Jim fought on the same card as his brother for the first time since Reality Fighting XII, and both were victorious. Miller and Buck squared off, but were forced to separate early after an accidental knee to Buck's groin. When the fight resumed, Miller began working for a takedown, and after escaping an attempted guillotine, secured a slam, from which he quickly attained the mount and then back, sinking in a Rear Naked Choke for the win.

Miller defended his title for the first time at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 5 against Atlantic City MMA's Anthony Morrison, an event which featured the much-hyped fight between Kimbo Slice and Ray Mercer. Morrison delivered some big slams early, but Miller worked through a chain of submissions before securing the victory by Triangle Choke at 4:56 of the first round to retain his title.

Miller's second defense was scheduled for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships 6 card, where he was to face King of the Cage Champion Clay French, but the event was canceled a week prior to the event, when a primary investor dropped out. Jim and his brother Dan were signed to the UFC, and made his debut at UFC 89 where he defeated David Baron via Rear naked Choke in the 3rd round.At UFC 100, Miller won a bloody one-sided unanimous decision over Mac Danzig.

Miller was scheduled to face Thiago Tavares on September 19, 2009 at UFC 103, but Tavares was forced to drop out due to a knee injury suffered while training.[1] UFC newcomer Steve Lopez stepped in to replace Tavares. Miller won after Lopez injured his shoulder in round two.

Miller was expected to face Tyson Griffin on January 2, 2010 at UFC 108.[2], but an injury has forced Griffin off the card.[3] Sean Sherk agreed to step up from the undercard and fight Miller, rather than his original opponent in Rafaello Oliveira.[4] Sean Sherk removed himself from the fight because of a cut that required many stitches, so Jim faced former UFC fighter Duane Ludwig, who he defeated via submission.[5]

Miller is scheduled to face Mark Bocek on March 27, 2010 at UFC 111.[6]

Personal life

Jim got married in 2008. [7]

Mixed martial arts record

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Canada Mark Bocek UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy 02010-03-27 March 27, 2010 Newark, New Jersey, USA
Win United States Duane Ludwig Submission (Armbar) UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva 02010-01-02 January 2, 2010 1 2:31 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win United States Steve Lopez TKO (Shoulder Injury) UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort 02009-09-19 September 19, 2009 2 0:48 Dallas, Texas, USA
Win United States Mac Danzig Decision (Unanimous) UFC 100 02009-07-11 July 11, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Loss United States Gray Maynard Decision (Unanimous) UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine 02009-03-07 March 7, 2009 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, USA
Win United States Matt Wiman Decision (Unanimous) UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops 02008-12-10 December 10, 2008 3 5:00 Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA Won Fight of the Night Honors
Win France David Baron Submission (Rear Naked Choke) UFC 89: Bisping vs Leben 02008-10-18 October 18, 2008 3 3:19 Birmingham, England, UK Won Submission of the Night Honors
Win Poland Bart Palaszewski Decision (Unanimous) IFL - New Jersey 02008-05-16 May 16, 2008 3 5:00 East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
Win United States Chris Liguori Submission (Guillotine Choke) ROC 18 - Ring of Combat 18 02008-03-07 March 7, 2008 2 2:22 Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Win United States Chris Liguori TKO (Doctor Stoppage) ROC 17 - Ring of Combat 17 02007-11-30 November 30, 2007 2 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Win United States Nuri Shakir Submission (Rear Naked Choke) BCX 3 - Battle Cage Xtreme 3 02007-10-20 October 20, 2007 3 2:17 Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Win United States Anthony Morrison Submission (Triangle Choke) CFFC 5 - Two Worlds, One Cage 02007-06-23 June 23, 2007 1 4:56 Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA Defended Lightweight Title
Win United States Al Buck Submission (Rear Naked Choke) CFFC 4 - Cage Fury Fighting Championships 4 02007-04-13 April 13, 2007 1 1:58 Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA Won Lightweight Title
Loss United States Frank Edgar Decision (Unanimous) RF 14 - Reality Fighting 14 02006-11-18 November 18, 2006 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA Lost Lightweight Title
Win United States James Jones Submission (Triangle Choke) Combat in the Cage III 02006-09-30 September 30, 2006 2 1:55 Lincroft, New Jersey, USA
Win United States Muhsin Corbbrey Submission (Armbar) RF 13 - Battle at the Beach 02006-08-05 August 5, 2006 2 3:35 Wildwood, New Jersey, USA Won Lightweight Title
Win United States Joseph Andujar Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) RF 12 - Reality Fighting 12 02006-04-29 April 29, 2006 1 1:04 Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Win United States Kevin Roddy Submission (Rear Naked Choke) RF 11 - Reality Fighting 11 02006-02-11 February 11, 2006 1 N/A Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Win United States Eddie Fyvie Decision (Unanimous) RF 10 - Reality Fighting 10 02005-11-19 November 19, 2005 2 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Tyson Griffin vs. Jim Miller in the works for UFC 108 lightweight contest in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/16514/tyson-griffin-vs-jim-miller-in-the-works-for-ufc-108-lightweight-contest-in-las-vegas.mma. Retrieved 2009-10-16.  
  3. ^ ""UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva" takes another hit; lightweight Tyson Griffin out". mmajunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/17172/ufc-108-evans-vs-silva-takes-another-hit-lightweight-tyson-griffin-out.mma. Retrieved 2009-12-11.  
  4. ^ "Sean Sherk promoted to "UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva" main card, faces Jim Miller". mmajunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/17178/sean-sherk-promoted-to-ufc-108-main-card-faces-jim-miller.mma. Retrieved 2009-12-11.  
  5. ^ "Report: Sean Sherk out at UFC 108, Duane Ludwig returns to face Jim Miller". mmajunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/17263/report-sean-sherk-out-at-ufc-108-duane-ludwig-returns-to-face-jim-miller.mma. Retrieved 2009-18-12.  
  6. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/17488/mark-bocek-vs-jim-miller-targeted-for-marchs-ufc-111-in-new-jersey.mma
  7. ^ "NO HESITATION, JIM MILLER STEPS UP LAST MINUTE". MMAWEEKLY.com. 2008-12-07. http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=7737&zoneid=13. Retrieved 2008-12-09.  

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