UFC on FX 1: Jim Miller chokes out Melvin Guillard in Round 1Posted on January 20, 2012, 10:20 PM by Anton Gurevich
Melvin Guillard was the early aggressor, with clear intentions to knock out Jim Miller. After attempting a number of flying knees and high kicks Guillard managed to wobble Jim Miller, who was now forced to dig for a takedown. Guillard defended no less than three of Jim Miller's takedown attempts, but eventually found himself on the ground after Jim Miller finally got his gameplan going.
On the ground, it was all Jim Miller. Melvin Guillard managed to stand up for just a second, only to lose his back to the BJJ black belt Jim Miller. From there, it was a short way to body triangle and a Rear Naked Choke submission that forced Melvin Guillard to tap out for the ninth time in his MMA career.
Jm Miller (improved to 21-3) successfully bounces back from the loss to Ben Henderson, still hunting for a shot at the UFC Lightweight title. Jim Miller has a number of potential opponents on his radar, with Edson Barboza, Nate Diaz, and the winner of UFC 144 Pettis vs. Lauzon bout all looking to prove their worth as top contenders.
As for Guillard, "The Young Assassin" has a long way back to the top, after getting caught in what is now a two-fight losing streak.