UFC on FX: Jim Miller Back in Title Hunt After 1st Round Win vs. Guillard

Michael Mill@@MikeMill23Senior Analyst IIIJanuary 21, 2012

Last night's UFC on FX main event featured two of the best lightweight fighters in the UFC looking to get back on track after suffering losses in their previous fights.

Jim Miller (21-3-0) and Melvin Guillard (29-10-2) faced off in the shortest fight of the night.

Three of the four fights on the main card ended in the first round. The main event made it just 2:04 before Miller submitted Guillard via submission.

Guillard had the upper hand in all but 15 seconds of the fight. He came out swinging and connected with a couple shots early that rattled Miller.

It didn't stop Miller from pressing forward.

Guillard attempted a flying knee that Miller was able to counter into a takedown.

When Guillard tried to get back to his feet, Miller capitalized by jumping on his back. After locking in a figure-four leg lock, Guillard fell back to the ground.

Miller quickly established a rear-naked choke and Guillard tapped.

Of Miller's 21 career wins, 12 have now come by way of submission. He truly has a talent for capitalizing on his opponent's minor mistakes to come away with wins.

The win puts Miller right back in the hunt for the Lightweight Championship.

His recent loss to Ben Henderson, who will be the next fighter to challenge for the belt, lost Miller some of his recent recognition.

This fight puts him right back in the talks. He may be just one win away from getting that shot at the title.

Clay Guida is the name being thrown around at the moment as a possible upcoming fight for Miller.

Whoever it is, you can bet Miller will be on the top of his game.

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