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Jim Miller calls out Brock Lesnar after setting record in the UFC

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon14 January 2024

On the night of Saturday, January 13, 2024, inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, veteran lightweight fighter Jim Miller added another milestone to his illustrious career by securing his record 26th win inside the Octagon. The accomplishment came in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 84, aired live on ESPN+.

Miller faced off against Gabriel Benitez, and the seasoned lightweight showcased his prowess by finishing the bout via a third-round submission with a neck crank. Despite fighting into his 40s, Miller has maintained a remarkable performance level over the past few years. His victory over Benitez followed a sensational 23-second knockout finish in his previous outing against Jesse Butler, demonstrating the momentum the veteran brought into the fight.

The co-main event was a hard-fought battle, with both lightweights displaying their skills, but it was Miller who had the better moments and more control throughout the match. Benitez managed to land some impactful shots on the feet, causing bloodiness in Miller, yet the seasoned fighter demonstrated resilience. In the third round, Miller leaned on his wrestling expertise, ultimately securing Benitez's back and setting the stage for the submission finish, further solidifying his place in the UFC record books.

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Post-fight, in an interview, the 40-year-old veteran didn't shy away from making headlines. Miller not only celebrated his victory but also issued a bold call-out to none other than Brock Lesnar. With UFC 300 on the horizon, Miller expressed his desire for a matchup against the former heavyweight champion, adding an extra layer of intrigue to his already impressive journey.

As Jim Miller continues to defy expectations and etch his name in the UFC history books, fans eagerly await developments on the potential clash with Brock Lesnar, setting the stage for what could be a historic appearance for Miller at UFC 300.


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