Jim Miller takes submission win over black belt Fabricio Camoes
After struggling in his last match, Jim MIller fell to the outer
edges of the UFC’s top 10 lightweights. A perennial
contender, Miller needed a statement win over an opponent, Fabricio
Camoes, that most believed he had significantly outgunned.
He got it. Miller needed just 3:42 to force the third-degree
Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt to tap to an arm bar in a UFC 168
main card lightweight matchup.
“We’ve worked on staying calm, being a
technician,” he said afterward. “You’ve seen me
fight aggressive, like and animal. You’ve seen Mr. Hyde. But
tonight I wanted to bring out Dr. Jekyll. He’s a killer,
Camoes had taken Miller down seconds before the finish, but
Miller quickly transitioned. Initially, Camoes indicated that he
was OK, but Miller stayed on it and forced the tap.
Miller’s last fight came at UFC 159 in April, when he lost
a decision to Pat Healy in a fight that was later changed to a no
contest after Healy tested positive for marijuana in a post-fight
screening. He’s now 23-4 with 1 no contest.
Camoes, who was fighting for the first time since July 2012 due
to a torn ACL, has now lost two straight, dropping to 14-8-1.