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Jim Miller adds to lightweight record mark with first round submission

Wasting no time in adding another notch to his lightweight record mark, Jim Miller submitted Jason Gonzalez with a rear-naked choke victory just 2:12 into the first round.

Miller (30-13 MMA, 19-12-1 UFC), the all-time winningest fighter in the lightweight division, covered up early as Gonzalez (11-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) came out throwing punches and kicks, but a straight left hand clipped Gonzalez 15 seconds in and Miller took over from there.

Miller would end up shooting in shortly thereafter and driving Gonzalez to the ground with a takedown, before transitioning to the back and locking in a body triangle with the fight-ending choke.

Miller rebounded from a rear-naked choke loss to Charles Oliveira in December and now holds a 2-1 record over his last three fights.  He now has 19 UFC wins, most in the UFC lightweight division, along with the record for most submission wins in the UFC.

Tonight was the first time in Miller’s legendary career that he invited his entire family to be in attendance to witness him in action.

“It was cool to get my kids to share this experience with me for the first time. They have seen me training, they have seen my sparring sessions, they have seen my fights on TV… When they told me that they would have them come cage side, it was like “oh man, I better go out there and do well” and added a little bit of extra pressure and motivation for this fight,” Miller said.

“I know I compete with the best, I am not the type to dwell on things, but Dustin Poirier just won the interim belt and he has looked pretty fantastic since our fight, but that was a bad camp for me and a bad night, just dealing with the things that I had to deal with at the time, aside from fighting one of the best guys in my division. So, I know that healthy and training at 100%, I can beat him. I know I can beat anyone if I fight with my strengths.”

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Scott Lewis
Scott Lewis was the 2018 Media Source of the Year by the Florida MMA Awards, and the 2019 Ring Announcer of the Year by the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Scott is the host of Inside Fighting Radio, former editor of the Long Beach Herald Newspaper, former associate editor of Sports Arizona magazine and a longtime General Manager of TITLE Boxing Club.