Jeremiah Cole Miller (born April 26, 1984 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American mixed martial artist, currently competing in the lightweight division in the UFC. His nickname "Magrinho" means "skinny" in Portuguese.
Before giving it up to train for MMA full time, Miller was a standout baseball player at Mount de Sales Academy (Georgia) in Macon, Georgia where he was raised. He was also a member of Macon-based Team Praxis, before moving on to American Top Team. Cole's younger brother, Micah, was a professional mixed martial artist with the WEC promotion.
Mixed Martial Arts Edit
He is the WKA Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight Champion. He trains at the American Top Team academy in Coconut Creek, Florida under Ricardo Liborio. He is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu brown belt under Ricardo Liborio. He also teaches mixed martial arts and jiu-jitsu at the Ultimate Self Defense Academy in Boca Raton Florida. Miller made his featherweight debut in Shooto, being defeated by Shooto World Champion Takeshi Inoue by unanimous decision, while taking the fight on short notice.
The Ultimate Fighter Edit
Cole Miller was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 5 show, featuring lightweights. He was a member of Jens Pulver's Team. Cole won his preliminary fight on the show against Alan Berube by Triangle Choke in the first round. Cole than fought against Joe Lauzon in the quarter-finals of the competition. After a competitive first round, the two fighters engaged quickly in the second, with Cole Miller looking for submissions off his back. Lauzon than landed and illegal elbow to back of Millers head. After taking the recovery time, Miller signaled that he was okay, and the fight resumed. Lauzon immediately took Miller down and starting landing clean shots. Miller covered up and refused to improve his position, prompting the ref to stop the fight. After the fight, both Dana White and Lauzon were unhappy with the outcome of the fight, stating that the illegal blow was what caused Miller to stop attacking and cover up.
Ultimate Fighting Championship Edit
Cole Miller made his official UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale, defeating Andy Wang via TKO at 1:10 of the 1st round.
On July 5, 2008 at UFC 86, Cole submitted Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt and 6-time Brazilian State champion, Jorge Gurgel, with a triangle choke in the 3rd round.Cole was a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu at the time. He later said that it was the biggest win of his career. He was awarded Submission of the Night.
Cole Miller went on to dominate Junie Browning on April 1, 2009, finishing the fight early in the first round. After Browning was caught by Miller's straight right punch, he attempted a take down. Miller met the takedown, and clinched Browning's neck in a guillotine choke. Immediately after Miller got the win, he leaned down and yelled in Browning's face, "Who's overrated now?!"
Mixed Martial Arts RecordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|25||16 wins||4 losses|
|16-4||Win||Dan Lauzon||Submission (Kimura and Inverted Triangle Choke)||UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva||01/2/2010||1||3:05||Las Vegas, Nevada||Submission of the Night|
|15-4||Loss||Efrain Escudero||TKO (Punches)||UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort||09/19/2009||1||3:36||Dallas, Texas|
|15-3||Win||Junie Browning||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann||04/1/2009||1||1:58||Nashville, Tennessee|
|14-3||Win||Jorge Gurgel||Submission (Triangle Choke)||UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin||07/5/2008||3||4:48||Las Vegas, Nevada||Submission of the Night|
|13-3||Loss||Jeremy Stephens||TKO (Strikes)||UFC Fight Night 12: Swick vs. Burkman||1/23/2008||2||4:44||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|13-2||Win||Leonard Garcia||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC Fight Night 11: Thomas vs. Florian||09/19/2007||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|12-2||Win||Andy Wang||TKO (Strikes)||UFC: The Ultimate Finale 5||06/23/2007||1||1:10||Las Vegas, Nevada||Knockout of the Night|
|11-2||Win||Josh Sauder||Decision (Split)||LOF 10: Unbreakable||11/3/2006||3||5:00||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|10-2||Win||John Strawn||Submission (Armbar)||AFC 19 - Absolute Fighting Championships 19||10/21/2006||1||2:21||Boca Raton, Florida|
|9-2||Loss||Takeshi Inoue||Decision (Unanimous)||Shooto 2006: 7/21 in Korakuen Hall||07/21/2006||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|9-1||Win||Saul Mitchell||Submission (Triangle Choke)||DFC 1 - Diesel Fighting Championships 1||06/30/2006||1||3:19||Dallas, Texas|
|8-1||Win||Joe Germain||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||FT 7 - Full Throttle 7||06/10/2006||1||0:36||Georgia|
|7-1||Win||Vince Libardi||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||IFF 1 - International Freestyle Fighting 1||05/6/2006||1||0:16||Fort Worth, Texas|
|6-1||Win||Dwayne Shelton||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||CSC: River City Rumble||02/18/2006||3||3:48||Mechanicsville, Virginia|
|5-1||Win||Jarrett Becks||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||FT 6 - Full Throttle 6||02/11/2006||1||1:01||Atlanta, Georgia|
|4-1||Win||David Love||TKO||NACC - North American Combat Challenge 2||12/17/2005||1||1:26||Key West, Florida|
|3-1||Loss||Josh Odom||Decision (Majority)||FT 5 - Full Throttle 5||11/4/2005||3||5:00||Georgia|
|3-0||Win||Tim Honeycutt||KO||FT 4 - Full Throttle 4||09/9/2005||1||0:23||Duluth, Georgia|
|2-0||Win||Chris Mickle||Submission (Triangle Choke)||FT 3 - Full Throttle 3||07/15/2005||1||1:39||Georgia|
|1-0||Win||Harris Norwood||Submission (Triangle Choke)||FT 2 - Full Throttle 2||06/3/2005||1||3:14||Atlanta, Georgia|
- ↑ http://www.americantopteam.com/news_detail.php?NewsArticleID=592
- ↑ Ultimate Self Defense Academy. Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
- ↑ Gerbasi, Thomas. ‘Napao’ is Back; Miller submits Gurgel in UFC 86 Prelims. Ballhype.com. Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
- ↑ http://colemiller.com/?q=node/154
- ↑ Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller lined up for UFC 103 on Sept. 26. MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved on April 22, 2009.
- ↑ Andre Winner vs. Cole Miller expected for UFC Fight Night 21. fiveknuckles.com. Retrieved on 2010-01-19.
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