Jim Miller vs. Charles Oliveira added to UFC 124

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com
 

It looks like the title prospect will meet the lightweight project at UFC 124 in Montreal.

New Jersey native Jim Miller has been tapped to face Brazilian upstart Charles Oliveira in a lightweight battle at UFC 124, in what will likely be a main card bout on the upcoming card in Canada.

The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight on Wednesday. The news of the bout was initially reported by MMADiehards.com on Wednesday as well.

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anunaki site profile image  

10/7/10 3:42 PM by anunaki

i got olivera via tko in the 3rd.

SteamRolledbyMcOracle site profile image  

10/7/10 3:26 PM by SteamRolledbyMcOracle

Great fight !

giantwarrior site profile image  

10/7/10 1:47 PM by giantwarrior

Sucks there rushing him. I think Miller takes this but I'm going to root for Oliveira, really like his style.

nastarovya site profile image  

10/7/10 12:36 PM by nastarovya

agree. thats where he excells also. this is an exciting fight

Steve4192 site profile image  

10/7/10 11:20 AM by Steve4192

I'm kind of bummed for Miller. He should be fighting more veteran guys at this point in his career, not up and coming prospects.  I'd rather see Oliveira work his way up the ladder and Jim taking on more established guys and building his case for a title shot.

JustBlogGuy site profile image  

10/7/10 10:59 AM by JustBlogGuy

I don't think Miller will ever be afraid to scramble with anybody.

Crazy Zimmerman site profile image  

10/7/10 10:52 AM by Crazy Zimmerman

 Yeah a lot more upside winning for Charles than Jimmy. 

billyball2 site profile image  

10/7/10 10:51 AM by billyball2

This.I like both fighters, but I think it's too soon for Oliveira...

TheMessenjah site profile image  

10/7/10 9:51 AM by TheMessenjah

THE Kevin Chandler - That is a pretty silly statement IMO. Just because you saw two quick subs from Oliviera does not make his ground game better that Bocek's. Besides the fact that Bocek got wrobbed in that fight with Jim Miller, his wrestling is obviously better. I would also say his BJJ is better too, but i'm not sure because we've only seen a very small window of Oliviera on the ground. But Mark's positioning and control are awesome, sets up his subs expertly instead of exploding into them which people probably won't appreciate as much, doesn't look as impressive in terms of flash.

BJJkilla site profile image  

10/7/10 1:32 AM by BJJkilla

charles was able to take down efrain and during scrambles he'll be really dangerous so miller better be ready for that. agree with the match up not helping miller, the UFC seems to not want to give miller a fight with guys like kenny. this fight seems to be made for charles to break out.