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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