It was a vintage performance for Jim Miller tonight at UFC 172, scoring impressive striking combinations before snaring Yancy Medeiros in a round one submission.
Miller, of Whippany, NJ, pushed forward out of his southpaw stance against the rangy Medeiros, of Honolulu, Hawaii. Miller used several right hook-straight left combinations and several kicks to the legs and body, before a “whizzer” takedown whipped Medeiros to the mat. In transition, Miller clinched down in a guillotine choke for the finish. Medieros flailed wildly to escape, but fell unconscious.
The victory marked a record-tying 13th win in the UFC lightweight division for Miller. The longtime contender, now a 24-4 record in MMA (with one no contest), thanked Medeiros for accepting the fight on short notice and called out several names, including Rafeal Dos Anjos, to fight next. Medeiros falls to a 9-2 record, with one no-contest, with the loss.
At UFC 172, Jim Miller defeated Yancy Medeiros by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:18 of round one.