Jim Miller is an American mixed martial artist, is presently active in the UFC lightweight division. He currently boasts the UFC records for the highest number of bouts, total wins, and wins in the lightweight division. Notably, he is the younger sibling of former UFC fighter Dan Miller.
Age- 40 years
Height- 1.73 m
Weight- 70 kg
Born- 30 August 1983
Birthplace-Sparta Township, New Jersey, United States
Profession-American mixed martial artist
Information about his parents is not available, but he is the youngest of three brothers. Before embarking on their mixed martial arts careers, Jim and his brother Dan were involved in construction work alongside their father.
Jim Miller Married to Angel Miller in 2008, the couple has now celebrated 15 years together. The couple has four children.
His first title defense came against future UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar at Reality Fighting 14. While Edgar controlled the fight, Miller secured a tight guillotine late in the final round, but Edgar managed to endure and earned the unanimous decision.
Prior to Reality Fighting 14, Planet Jiu-Jitsu closed, leading Miller to train at AMA Fight Club in Whippany, New Jersey, alongside his brother Dan, starting in January 2007.
Miller’s debut with the Cage Fury Fighting Championships took place on April 13, 2007, in a Lightweight Championship bout against Al Buck. Miller secured a victory with a rear-naked choke after an accidental knee to Buck’s groin.
Defending his title at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 5, Miller faced Anthony Morrison and won by triangle choke at 4:56 of the first round.
Although scheduled to defend his title against Clay French at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 6, the event was canceled a week prior due to a primary investor dropping out.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
Jim and his brother Dan joined the UFC in July 2008. Jim faced Gray Maynard on March 7, 2009, at UFC 96. He was initially set to fight Tyson Griffin on January 2, 2010, at UFC 108, but Griffin’s injury led to the bout’s cancellation. Jim then faced Mark Bocek on March 27, 2010, at UFC 111, securing a unanimous decision win.
Continuing his UFC journey, Jim defeated WEC import Kamal Shalorus on March 19, 2011, at UFC 128, winning via TKO in the third round. On January 20, 2012, he faced Melvin Guillard at UFC on FX 1.
Jim faced various opponents in subsequent years, including Pat Healy, Bobby Green, Paul Felder, Diego Sanchez, Dustin Poirier, Dan Hooker, Jason Gonzalez, Scott Holtzman, and Nikolas Motta. Notably, he tied Donald Cerrone for the most wins in UFC history with twenty-three (23) after his victory on February 19, 2022, against Motta at UFC Fight Night 201.
Scheduled to face Gabriel Benítez on February 18, 2023, Jim fought Alexander Hernandez instead, losing via unanimous decision. However, he rebounded on January 13, 2024, facing Gabriel Benítez at UFC Fight Night 234 and winning his 26th UFC bout in the third round by submission, extending the UFC record for most wins and earning another Performance of the Night award.
Jim Miller Illness
Since the spring of 2013, Miller has grappled with Lyme disease, a condition that doctors were slow to diagnose. Nonetheless, following his diagnosis, Miller has managed to alleviate the symptoms of the disease by modifying his nutrition plan.
Net Worth 2024
In 2024, Jim Miller’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $6 million.
Latest News about Jim Miller
UFC Vegas 84 Co-Main Event: Jim Miller vs. Gabriel Benítez Lightweight Showdown
In the co-main event of UFC Vegas 84, perennial contenders Jim Miller and Gabriel Benítez are set to face off in a lightweight matchup. Despite the ups and downs in Miller’s journey within the premier MMA promotion, the 40-year-old has shown exceptional performance in recent times, holding a 4-1 record in his last five fights. Miller’s notable victories include triumphs over Donald Cerrone, Charles Oliveira, and Gleison Tibau, solidifying his reputation in the sport.
On the flip side, Benítez enters the bout with a 2-3 record in his last five fights and is eager for a victory. With a career record of 23-10, he secured a first-round TKO win against Charlie Ontiveros in his latest appearance at UFC on ESPN 41. However, the Mexican fighter has experienced a period of inactivity, not competing in over a year, making this upcoming fight a crucial opportunity for him.