As Jim Miller (21-4) prepares for his third outing this year, he looks at the lightweight division and doesn’t see anyone tougher. At the final UFC PPV of the year, Miller takes on Joe Lauzon (22-7).
“Joe has finished everyone that he’s beaten,” said Miller. “I’ve also fought guys in the past who finished everybody that they beat. I’m confident I’m going to win the fight because I’m confident I can beat anyone in the division. No matter who stands in my way, I’m a dangerous fight for them.”
Of Lauzon’s recent wins, he has ended the last five via submission. Miller comes in with three losses in his UFC career where all have come by way of former No. 1 contenders or the title holder. Those losses include Gray Maynard (11-1-1-1 NC), Benson Henderson (18-2) and most recently Nate Diaz (16-8).
Miller is stepping in for Maynard who was injured last month.
Miller vs. Lauzon takes place at UFC 155 on December 29. The card airs from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.