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UFC on Fox | Weighing in on Diaz vs Miller


By Lynn Mitchell:
Saturday May 5, 2012 in  East Rutherford, NJ | UFC on Fox presents Diaz vs Miller

One month after Nathan Diaz received his jiu jitsu black belt from Cesar Gracie.  Diaz currently holds a record of 15-7-0 (W-L-D).  Nate’s victories include submitting Junior Assuncao, Melvin Guillard and Marcus Davis via guillotine choke, Rory Markham via TKO and Takanori Gomi  via arm bar – that’s just mentioning a few.   Nate’s accomplishments in the UFC includes receiving 5 fight of the nights and 3 submissions of the night.  Nate’s last fight at UFC 141 set a CompuStike record landing 82% of the strikes he threw causing a victory over highly touted Donald Cerrone.

Jim Miller 21-3-0 comes from a Wrestiling and Jiu Jitsu background he has been in the octogan with the best fighters in 155lb division, with notable wins over Matt Wiman, Mac Danzig, Duane Ludwig, Mark Bocek, Gleison Tibau, Charles Oliveiras, Kamal Shalorous and with a spectacular submission over his last opponent Melvin Gulard. The New Jersey native has three losses- two of them by the divisions very top of the heap.  Miller dropped 3 unanimous decision  to Gray “the bully” Maynard, former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and now UFC lightweight champ Ben “smooth Henderson.  Miller is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Jamie Cruz – a black belt under Renzo Gracie.

The lightweight division being so rich with talent it is definitely one of the most exciting divisions to watch.  On May 5 these fighters will bring similarities into the octagon – both having received three Subs of the night, both sporting blackbelts in BJJ, both have brothers in the UFC.  We have two fighters that bring almost the same submission and stand up bang it out game.   This fight has fight of the night written all over it.

 

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