The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and tae-kwon-do Jim Miller entered this fight with a pro mma record of 25-6-0 (68% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.32 lightweight in the world. He suffered two consecutive losses between 2014 and 2015, against Donald Cerrone (=Cerrone vs Miller) and Beneil Dariush, but he came back to win in his last bout beating Danny Castillo.
His opponent, the Tuf 15 tournament winner Michael Chiesa, has a record of 12-2-0 (67% submission victory rate – he has never won by ko/tko) and he entered as the No.27 in the same weight class. He lost to Joe Lauzon in 2014 (=Chiesa vs Lauzon), but he has won in 2015 against Mitch Clarke (=Chiesa vs Clarke). Miller vs Chiesa is on the undercard of Rose Namajunas vs Paige VanZant – UFC Fight Night 80. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 80: Namajunas vs VanZant
Where: The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
Chiesa’s previous fight: Michael Chiesa vs Mitch Clarke
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