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,

too.”

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.