Jim Miller vs. Nate Diaz set for UFC on FOX 3 in MayPosted on January 25, 2012, 09:27 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC President Dana White has officially confirmed on Twitter that Jim Miller's next fight will take place on May 5th, against no other than Nate Diaz. The fight will be featured on the main card of UFC on FOX 3, which will take place at the IZOD Center, the very same arena that hosted Fedor Emelianenko's fight with Antonio Silva, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Diaz vs. Miller could easily serve as the #1 contender fight in the UFC Lightweight division, since both fighters are fresh off impressive victories inside the Octagon. Nate Diaz made a statement with a convincing performance against Donald Cerrone (via Unanimous Decision) back at UFC 141, while Jim Miller choked out Melvin Guillard at last weekend's UFC on FX 1.
Nate Diaz is currently on a two-fight winning streak in the lightweight division, but holds an overall record of 5-3 as UFC 155'er. Miller's streak inside the Octagon is far more impressive, New Jersey-native is 9-2 in the UFC Lightweight division, losing only to Gray Maynard and Ben Henderson, both via Decision.
In fact, Jim Miller has never been finished in his MMA career. Miller' professional MMA record stands at 21-3, his only losses are against UFC Lightweight title challenger (as previously mentioned), and the reigning champion Frankie "The Answer" Edgar, all via decision.
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