Jim Miller once again tied the UFC record for most fights in the promotion at UFC on ESPN 11. At 35 bouts inside the octagon, he pulled even with Cowboy Cerrone — in a catchweight (160lb) card opener against Roosevelt Roberts.
If a large number of fights is any indicator of success, Miller is up there with the best. But he’s also winning, more than he’s losing, and he notched another big victory on Saturday night inside the Apex.
Jim Miller and Roosevelt Roberts kicked off the main card of UFC on ESPN 11 with a touch of the gloves as the first round got underway.
Miller capitalized on a low kick that dropped Roberts to the mat early. Following his instincts, Miller jumped on the downed Roberts which helped him get to top position and manage to negate the size difference that Roberts had coming into the fight. Once on the mat, Miller took advantage of a scramble from Roberts to make an effort to get to his feet. Miller locked up a textbook armbar, which Roberts initially defended. However, Roberts would try to pull free and stand up, which didn’t work so well, with Miller getting the verbal tap from Roberts, Solidifying his twenty-first win in the UFC in the process.
Experience on display! 🙌 @JimMiller_155 with the 1️⃣st round submission.
— UFC (@ufc) June 21, 2020
Official Result: Jim Miller def. Roosevelt Roberts by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 2:25