Jim Miller was victorious in his UFC on FX 1 main event against Melvin Guillard. A first-round finish capped off the evening of fights in Nashville.
Guillard started out intense and stayed on the feet, despite Miller’s attempted takedowns. He threw a couple knees and even caught Miller with a good punch that sent him reeling backwards.
One more Guillard flying knee was caught by Miller, allowing him to secure the takedown. After scrambling on the ground, Guillard got to his feet and Miller secured his back. Miller locked his arms around his opponent’s neck as Guillard fell back. The rear-naked choke was tight and Guillard had no choice but to tap.
In his post-fight interview with Jon Anik, Miller admitted that Guillard’s power was something he’s never faced in the UFC lightweight division before.
“I don’t get knocked down often and he knocked me down,” he said. “He hits hard, man. There are a lot of guys… in this weight class and the one above us that don’t want to fight that kid.”
With the win, Miller improves to 21-3 and gets back on the winning track following a decision loss to Benson Henderson at UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle. After a five-fight win-streak, Guillard now drops his second in a row.