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UFC Fight Night 201 results: Jim Miller TKOs Nikolas Motta, ties ‘Cowboy’ for most wins in UFC history

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UFC Fight Night 201 results: Jim Miller TKOs Nikolas Motta, ties ‘Cowboy’ for most wins in UFC history


Donald Cerrone no longer stands alone atop the UFC’s all-time wins list after UFC Fight Night 201.

Jim Miller now shares a portion of the record. He upset Nikolas Motta on Saturday to secure his 23rd victory inside the octagon, breaking out of a tie for second with Andrei Arlovski and Demian Maia.

Miller (34-16 MMA, 23-15 UFC) cracked Motta (12-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in their lightweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, landing a devastating punch followed by nasty shots on the ground for the TKO at the 1: 58 mark of Round 2.

JIM MILLER DOES IT!

He ties Donald Cerrone for most wins in UFC history. #UFCVegas48 pic.twitter.com/QPNM58pJNj

— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) February 20, 2022

The bout was part of the UFC Fight Night 201 main card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It aired on ESPN+.

Motta came out of the gate looking sharp. He tagged Miller with a hard right hook within the first minute that caught the veteran’s attention, but Miller kept his composure and recovered. Miller chopped away with some nice leg kicks and kept solid pressure for the remainder of the round. Motta found a home for some solid counters, but nothing that was as impactful as his shot early in the round.

Miller’s confidence picked up in the second round. He started picking up the output, then lunged at Motta with a clean right hook to the chin that floored his opponent. He battered Motta on the mat, securing one of the most memorable victories of his career.

YOUR NEW ALL-TIME WIN LEADER – @JIMMILLER_155 👑

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— UFC (@ufc) February 20, 2022

After the fight, Miller admitted his training camp was difficult due to injuries and family time. He has no intention of hanging up the gloves just yet, though, and said he’s going to keep rolling until the wheels fall off.

“There’s been a lot on my plate, but my goal has been to fight as hard as I can for as long as I can,” Miller said in his post-fight interview with Paul Felder. “You guys will know, and I’m excited to make that last walk to the octagon, but the next one won’t be the last one. I still want UFC 300.”

Got his targets set on UFC 300 👀

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— UFC (@ufc) February 20, 2022

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UFC Fight Night 201 results: Jim Miller TKOs Nikolas Motta, ties ‘Cowboy’ for most wins in UFC history