Jim Miller Breaks Down Catching Clay Guida With Fight Ending Choke
By FCF Staff
Jim Miller quickly took out Clay Guida at UFC Newark with a guillotine choke, and the rugged vet knew that technique could very well come in handy prior to their match-up.
Guida tagged Miller with a hard shot not long into their bout, and in an ensuing exchange, he shot in on the rugged vet. That proved to be a costly mistake, however, as Miller choked him out with a guillotine choke at the 58 second mark.
While talking to the media afterward, the 35-year-old Miller had this to say about the fight’s final moments (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“I knew that he would close the distance,” Miller said. “Clay’s got a very particular style. He’s too different. Everyone knows him for that pressure, that movement – outpacing guys. Then he’s got that little bit where he just sits, like he was doing today, and throws those bigger shots.
“I knew that once he landed that and wobbled me that he would come in, so I tried to meet him with the shot when he came in and was able to connect. He does leave his neck open a little bit when he shoots, so once I hit him, it was right there and I wrapped it up.”
With the victory, which was Miller’s 20th with the UFC, his record now stands at 31-13, 1 no-contest.