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Who won Miller vs Butler?
Jim Miller beat Jesse Butler by during the main card of UFC Fight Night – Kara-France vs. Albazi, on Saturday 3rd June 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jim Miller.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Miller vs Butler stats
Jim Miller stepped into the octagon with a record of 35 wins, 17 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 19 by submission.
Jesse Butler made his way to the cage with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Miller had a slight advantage in power over Butler, with a 17% knock out percentage over Butler's 8%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Butler had an advantage over Miller, with a 67% submission rate over Miller's 54%.
Jim Miller was the older man by 9 years, at 40 years old.
Butler had a height advantage of 2 inches over Miller. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Miller was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 36 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 9 years and 11 months earlier than Butler, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 76 more professional rounds, 116 to Butler's 40.
Miller vs Butler form
Miller had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Alexander Hernandez at UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Blanchfield on 18th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Donald Cerrone at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Nikolas Motta at UFC Fight Night on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Erick Gonzalez at UFC Vegas 40 on 16th October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Roosevelt Roberts at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Miller's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Miller vs Butler?
Jim Miller was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Jesse Butler made his way into the ring at 39/20 (+200) with oddsmakers.