Last month, for the first time in his 49-fight career, Jim Miller was forced to pull out of a bout.
The culprit was COVID-19. But with Miller and his family beating the bug, the UFC’s “Iron Man” was back at UFC Vegas 40, entering Ultimate Fighting Championship bout #38, and fight #50 overall.
He was also welcoming Combate Americas alumni Erick Gonzalez to the octagon.
Miller came out strong with a glancing head kick and pressed Gonzalez against the cage. It was Sanchez who was the one that was able to trip Miller, however, and get the takedown. Gonzalez let Miller back to his feet. Shortly after he wobbled Miller with a right hand but Miller was able to get a takedown. That bought some precious recovery time, with Miller able to clear the cobwebs. Miller didn’t get much off on the mat before Gonzalez scrambled back to his feet. Miller landed a few big punches and closed the round landing on Gonzalez along the fence.
Round two started off and both guys met center cage. Off a blind kick from Gonzalez, Miller landed a left hook right on the button, knocking Gonzalez out cold! It was only seconds into the second when Miller found the kill shot.
EXPERIENCE ON DISPLAY!!!!!!!
😤 @JimMiller_155 dots the i on his record setting night! #UFCVegas40 pic.twitter.com/yWXAo1ZYuw
— UFC (@ufc) October 17, 2021
Official Result: Jim Miller def. Erick Gonzalez by KO (left hook), Round 2, 0:14