Appearing in his 51st professional fight and 39th UFC fight Jim Miller knocked out Dana White Contender Series alumni Nikolas Motta at UFC Vegas 48. Miller landed a counter right hook right on the chin that dropped Motta, as the UFC veteran unleashed vicious ground and pound. The referee stepped in to stop the fight, with Jim Miller putting up a potential Performance of the Night outing.
“I am a little bit annoyed right now. It was a little bit late stoppage.” Miller said in the post-fight Octagon interview.
Jim Miller now ties Donald Cerrone for most wins inside the UFC Octagon. It was Miller’s 23rd UFC victory. Andrei Arlovski and Demian Maia sit in the second position with 22 victories to their name. Michael Bisping, Jon Jones, Charles Oliveira, Dustin Poirier, and Georges St-Pierre sit in the third position with 20 wins to their name under the UFC banner.
YOUR NEW ALL-TIME WIN LEADER – @JIMMILLER_155 ????
— UFC (@ufc) February 20, 2022
Speaking to Paul Felder in the post-fight interview, Jim Miller shared his thoughts on the impressive feat. “My goal has been to fight as hard as I can fight, and as long as I can,” he said.
What’s next for Jim Miller after UFC Vegas 48?
Jim Miller did not show any desire to slow down and confirmed that the next fight is certainly not going to be his last in the post-fight Octagon interview at UFC Vegas 38. The MMA veteran is a true pioneer of the sport, and shouldn’t have any problem in finding an opponent.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, present inside APEX at UFC Vegas 48 took to Twitter to congratulate the MMA veteran Jim Miller.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) February 20, 2022
Miller has expressed his desire to compete till his 40s and on a PPV card. He is currently 38 years old.