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UFC 124 Results: Jim Miller Submits Charles Oliveira


Jim Miller has shown once again that he's one of the best lightweights in mixed martial arts, and Charles Oliveira has suffered the first loss of his career, after the two fought an exciting, back-and-forth couple of minutes before Miller submitted Oliveira in the first round at UFC 124.

Miller took Oliveira to the ground early in the first round and stayed on top of him, but Oliveira was very active with strikes and submission attempts from the bottom. But when Oliveira went for Miller's leg, Miller reversed it with a knee bar, forcing Oliveira to tap at the 1:59 mark of the first round.

"Charles is a tough kid with a ton of potential, but I'm one of the best in the world," Miller said afterward.




The 21-year-old Oliveira is the UFC's youngest fighter, and although the loss dropped him to 14-1, he has a long and exciting future ahead of him. But he's not as good as Miller, who improved to 19-2, with the only losses coming against lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and No. 1 contender Gray Maynard.

"I want my shot," Miller said afterward. "I want my shot."

Miller may get that title shot in 2011. He's already one of the best.