Fighting out of Sparta Township, New Jersey, United States, Jim “A10” Miller, 35, was one of the winners at “UFC on ESPN 5.” It was the mixed martial arts veteran’s 20th victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Born in Sparta Township on August 30, 1983, Miller started wrestling when he was 4 years old. He attended Sparta High School and Virginia Tech where he both competed as a wrestler.
As an MMA fighter, Miller has been competing professionally since 2005 and joined the UFC in 2008. He defeated his first two opponents in the promotion namely David Baron, 46, of France and Matt Wiman, 35, of the U.S. and went on to defeated Joseph “J-Lau” E. Lauzon Jr., 35, of the U.S. twice.
The other American opponents Miller defeated in the UFC were Mac Danzig, 39, Steve Lopez, 35, Duane “Bang” Ludwig, 41, Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira, 29, Melvin Paul “The Young Assassin” Guillard, Jr., 36, Yancy “The Kid” Medeiros, 31, Danny “Last Call” Castillo, 39, Thiago “Pitbull” Alves, 35, Alex “The Spartan” White, 30, and Jason “Nicoyas” Gonzalez, 33. Mark Bocek, 37, of Canada, Gleison Tibau, 36, of Brazil, Fabrício “Morango” Dos Santos Camões, 40, of Brazil, Kamal “Prince of Persia” Shalorus, 41, of Iran and Takanori “The Fireball Kid” Gomi, 40, of Japan also lost to Miller in the promotion.
“UFC on ESPN 5” marked Miller’s 33rd UFC bout. He is now one of the athletes with the most wins in the promotion.
Featuring 12 MMA bouts, “UFC on ESPN 5” took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, United States on August 3, 2019. In the 11th bout of the evening, Miller competed in the lightweight division against Clay “The Carpenter” Guida , 37, of the U.S. with Herb Dean as the referee.
Dean put a stop to the lightweight contest after 58 seconds in the first round. Miller submitted Guida via guillotine choke.
“I’m not calling anybody out,” the Sparta Township native said in his post-fight interview. “I’ve had 33 fights inside of the Octagon and I haven’t called anybody out yet. All of my fights are going to be big, all of my fights are going to have potential, like this one.”
Winning at “UFC on ESPN 5” improved Miller’s professional MMA record to 31 wins, 13 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Guida now has 35 wins and 19 losses.
Including the U.S., 11 countries were represented at “UFC on ESPN 2.” The others were Afghanistan, Brazil, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Poland, Serbia and South Korea.
Miller and Guida were among the 15 representatives of the U.S. Meanwhile, here is a clip the Sparta Township native’s “UFC on ESPN 5” post-fight interview: