Miller solidifies himself as top lightweight

source: mmaweekly.com
 

Jim Miller is ready to put his name in the hat of 155-pound contenders who could be getting close to a shot at the UFC lightweight title.

His chances improved on Wednesday night as he picked up a unanimous decision win over Gleison Tibau at UFC Fight Night 22.

Heading into the night, Miller was a winner of four in a row, and with the recent upheaval in the lightweight division, he knew that another victory could have him climbing towards an eventual crack at the belt.

While some try to peg Miller as a grappler, the New Jersey native showed off his hands against Tibau, and popped the Brazilian with big punches in both the first and second rounds.

On both occasions, Tibau's legs started to buckle and he moved away, but Miller was unable to capitalize and get the finish.

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Nagster5 site profile image  

9/16/10 10:09 AM by Nagster5

I was confused about what you were saying, I thought you were saying that some of the wins jim was credited with were in fact amateur wins.

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9/16/10 10:09 AM by Nagster5

I was confused about what you were saying, I thought you were saying that some of the wins jim was credited with were in fact amateur wins.

JustBlogGuy site profile image  

9/15/10 10:37 PM by JustBlogGuy

Jimmy has neither a nickname nor an amateur record. If you look at the dates on the ammy fights you'll see they are actually after his pro career was well underway. My assumption is that the amateur fighter called himself Jim "The Mongoose" Miller, and the nickname got slapped on Jim's database entry the same time as the two fights did.

JustBlogGuy site profile image  

9/15/10 10:37 PM by JustBlogGuy

Jimmy has neither a nickname nor an amateur record. If you look at the dates on the ammy fights you'll see they are actually after his pro career was well underway. My assumption is that the amateur fighter called himself Jim "The Mongoose" Miller, and the nickname got slapped on Jim's database entry the same time as the two fights did.

32Hunter site profile image  

9/15/10 9:24 PM by 32Hunter

 stunning a guy with a punch that doesn't drop the guy doesn't give you the round imo. you got to do more than just that . it was a very close fight and the judges gave it to the right guy.

32Hunter site profile image  

9/15/10 9:24 PM by 32Hunter

 stunning a guy with a punch that doesn't drop the guy doesn't give you the round imo. you got to do more than just that . it was a very close fight and the judges gave it to the right guy.

shermbe site profile image  

9/15/10 9:11 PM by shermbe

takedowns dont mean shit if they guy gets right back up.i hate how takedowns can win you a round even if you do nothing with it. if thats gonna be the standard then starting giving rounds for passing the guard or sweeping

shermbe site profile image  

9/15/10 9:11 PM by shermbe

takedowns dont mean shit if they guy gets right back up.i hate how takedowns can win you a round even if you do nothing with it. if thats gonna be the standard then starting giving rounds for passing the guard or sweeping

sam ortiz site profile image  

9/15/10 9:04 PM by sam ortiz

this

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9/15/10 9:04 PM by sam ortiz

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