Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Miller vs Motta?
Jim Miller beat Nikolas Motta by , during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 19th February 2022 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 Motta stats
Jim Miller stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 16 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 18 by submission.
Nikolas Motta made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Motta had a massive power advantage over Miller, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over Miller's 15%.
Jim Miller was the older man by 9 years, at 38 years old.
Motta had a height advantage of 1 inch over Miller. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Miller was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 34 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 6 years and 5 months earlier than Motta, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 110 more professional rounds, 110 to Motta's 0.
Miller vs Motta form
Miller had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Erick Gonzalez at UFC Vegas 40 on 16th October 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Roosevelt Roberts at UFC Vegas 3 on 20th June 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Clay Guida at UFC on ESPN 5 on 3rd August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Prudential Center, Newark.
Before that, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC on FOX 31 on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center, Milwaukee.
He had lost to Dan Hooker at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
Miller's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.2 rounds on average.