Jim Miller picked up his first victory in just under a year Saturday night, submitting Fabricio Camoes in the first round at UFC 168.
Miller (23-4) locked in an armbar and didn’t let go until Camoes tapped, getting into the win column after returning to the Octagon for the first time since a no-contest vs. Pat Healy in April.
“Eight months was too long to be out,” Miller said. “I love you guys, the fans; that’s why we do this stuff.”
Miller is known for his strike-for-strike wars with the likes of Joe Lauzon, Nate Diaz and others, but he wanted to be more efficient vs. Camoes.
“I have had a lot of fantastic jiu-jitsu instructors,” he said. “I worked really hard on staying calm and being more technical this camp.
“You’ve seen me fight like Mr. Hyde, so tonight I tried to bring out Dr. Jekyll.”