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Tyson Griffin vs. Jim Miller expected for UFC 108

tyson-griffinA lightweight bout featuring Tyson Griffin against Jim Miller is being rumored for UFC 108 in January.

Reports from MMAJunkie.com stated both fighters have been approached about the match up, with one of the two verbally agreeing to the bout.

Tyson Griffin is coming off a two-fight win streak in which his last bout was by a devastating TKO over Hermes Franca. The Extreme Couture fighter has racked up an impressive 6-1 record over his last seven bouts, with his only loss in that span coming by way of a very close decision at the hands of Sean Sherk.

Jim Miller is also coming off of two straight wins over Steve Lopez and “The Ultimate Fighter 6” winner Mac Danzig. The 15-2 fighter has only tasted defeat once since joining the UFC late last year, losing a decision over highly ranked Gray Maynard.

Although not officially announced, UFC 108 is rumored to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with an anticipated match-up between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort for the UFC Middleweight Championship.

15 COMMENTS
  • redness says:

    Another great match up cant go wrong ever watching Griffin.

  • Bullylover says:

    this card is being stacked to the rim with great fights ,it’s going to be awsome.

  • thunder okami says:

    FOTN!

    but then again, with Silva/Belfort, Evans/Silva, and Gonzaga/Dos Santos the same night….i really dont know……

  • The Millers always bring the fight.

    Very excited about this and Dan Miller/Maia.

  • xtreme_machine says:

    How awesome is this card?

  • bigbadjohn says:

    Gonna be a great tilly! on a completely unrelated note… Looks like Hendo may be headed to strikeforce, or atleast not resigning in the UFC. Y’all hear?

  • Angry Mike says:

    @bigbadjohn:

    Who’s reporting that?

  • Angry Mike says:

    Kevin Iole is reporting it, too, but he’s isn’t saying that Henderson has actually signed with Strikeforce. There may be some negotiating/posturing over money rather than a definite move by Henderson to Strikeforce.

  • bigbadjohn says:

    ya I just read a quote by DW saying that “they (UFC) always get it done”. Hendo would be a big loss though. Especially when he is the only fighter to take a round from the Spider.

  • edub says:

    Good matchup. Almost seems like a back step for Griffin after he became the only person to stop Franca in a fight.

    Cant wait to watch this one. Griffin took a loss to Edgar, and should have lost to Guida both of whom push the pace like Miller. This one should be fireworks.

  • BigDave says:

    It’s gonna be a war and I for one am waiting for this one.

    Griffin by ko rd 2

  • submit662266 says:

    Agree with BigDave.

    Griffin KO rd 2.

    Hope he can work into the mix for a title shot.

  • Angry Mike says:

    I’ve got mixed feelings about this one. Most of the wins for both fighters have been by decision, and most of their remaining wins are by submission. Tyson hasn’t ko’d anybody since about 2006, and I don’t think Miller has ever ko’d anybody as a pro. I’m sure there’s going to be lots of action, but I’m less interested if there’s no chance of a dramatic finish.

  • Makington says:

    Well Jim Miller has 2 TKO wins on his record, but one was a referee stoppage for a cut, and one was his recent fight where it was stopped from an injury. He has come close to KO’ing a few guys. He almost had Matt Wiman at the Fight Night event a while back, and he rocked Steve Lopez a few good ones. All in all though, I agree with Mike. Neither fighter has the power to KO the other, and I really wasn’t that impressed when Tyson KO’d Hermes. Obviously if you are dumb enough to come in looking like Hermes did, and let yourself get punched in the face cleanly 30 times you are going to put him out. I was more surprised that it took Tyson like 89 shots until Hermes finally went to sleep.

    I’m going to mark this in my book for FotN, and although Jim Miller is one of my favourite fighters, I have to give the edge to Tyson by exciting decision.

  • nastarovya says:

    jim has 9 submissions out of 15 victories. a couple of the decisions were very close to submission finishes including even a ten-finger or guillotine or something at the 3rd round bell loss to franky edgar back in the day.

    so most of his wins are not by decision.

    most people agree these two are extremely exciting… win/loss, they both probably collect nice paychecks for fight of the night

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