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Marcus Dennis Miller (born November 22, 1978 in Midlothian, Illinois) is a American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He has won MMA welterweight titles with XFO and Total Fight Challenge as well as the USKO international rules kickboxing title.[1] A former IFL fighter, Miller was a competitor on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom.

Early LifeEdit

Miller was born and raised in Midlothian, Illinois; while growing up he attended Bremen High School. At Bremen, Miller competed in sports such as football, track and field. Shortly after graduating from high school, Miller enrolled in the Marines where he spent the next three and half years. After leaving the Marines, Miller worked construction before competing in MMA full time.[2]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

While enlisted in the marines, Miller began training mixed martial arts at Camp Pendleton.[3] Miller fought in a number of local and regional fights before joining International Fight League (IFL) in 2007.[4] Following a 54 second knockout win against UFC veteran Josh Neer[5], Miller earned a title shot against Jay Hieron. Hieron defeated Miller for the IFL Welterweight championship on April 4, 2008.[1]

Miller was a contestant on the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter. He got on the show after defeating his full-time training partner and good friend Kevin Knabjian. In his second fight, he took on Nick Osipczak. He was defeated in the second round via knockout from a head kick, thus knocking him out of the tournament.

Miller was going to make his debut for Strikeforce at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers, but the fight was canceled due to time issues.[6] Strikeforce said they will move the bout to a later card. After the cancellation of the fight, Miller contemplated retirement.[7]

Miller looked to bounce back after his fight was canceled but he was unable to do so after being defeated by Jeremy Lang and then later LeVon Maynard.

Personal lifeEdit

Mark has a daughter.[3]

Mixed Martial Arts RecordEdit

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Loss United States flag LeVon Maynard KO (Punches) XFO 34: Ray vs. Straus 02010-
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January 23, 2010
1 4:14 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Loss United States flag Jeremy Lang TKO (Punches) Raw Power MMA 02009-
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December 10, 2009
2 2:30 Sanabis, Bahrain
Loss United States flag Mike Pierce TKO (Doctor Stoppage) SportFight 24: Domination 02008-
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September 19, 2008
2 1:38 Portland, Oregon, USA
Loss United States flag Jay Hieron TKO (Punches) IFL: New Jersey 02008-
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April 4, 2008
1 2:10 East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
Win United States flag Josh Neer KO (Punch) IFL: Chicago 02007-
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May 19, 2007
1 0:54 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Win United States flag Brad Blackburn Decision (Unanimous) IFL: Moline 02007-
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April 7, 2007
3 4:00 Moline, Illinois, USA
Loss Brazil flag Delson Heleno Decision (Unanimous) IFL: Atlanta 02007-
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February 23, 2007
3 4:00 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Loss United States flag David Hagan TKO Kentucky Fighting Challenge 17 02006-
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November 25, 2006
N/A N/A Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Win United States flag Amir Khillah Submission (Armbar) Total Fight Challenge 6 02006-
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September 9, 2006
1 0:41 Hammond, Indiana, USA
Win United States flag Jon Friedland TKO (Punches) XFO 12: Outdoor War 02006-
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August 19, 2006
1 4:47 Island Lake, Illinois, USA
Win United States flag John Shoemaker Submission (Rear Naked Choke) WFC 29: Friday Night Fights 02006-
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July 28, 2006
1 1:20 Somerset, Kentucky, USA
Win Costa Rica flag Reiner Hernandez Submission (Strikes) Costa Rica Fights 6 02006-
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May 20, 2006
1 3:33 Costa Rica
Loss Brazil flag Francisco Soares Decision (Unanimous) Freestyle Combat Challenge 17 02005-
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January 8, 2005
2 5:00 Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Win United States flag Tavaris Hunter KO Xtreme Fighting Organization 3 02004-
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October 2, 2004
2 0:19 McHenry, Illinois, USA
Win Canada flag Alex Gasson Decision Total Martial Arts Challenge 02003-
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June 7, 2003
2 5:00 Cicero, Illinois, USA
Win United States flag Ahron Davis Submission (Armbar) RSF 7: Animal Instinct 02002-
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January 26, 2002
1 N/A Lakeland, Florida, USA

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mark Miller Unbroadcasted Interview. Chicago's MMA (March 11, 2009). Retrieved on April 22, 2009.
  2. Mark Miller. UFC.com. Retrieved on April 22, 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Patrick, Darrick (May 27, 2008). 10 Questions With Mark Miller. Retrieved on April 22, 2009.
  4. Muay Thai & MMA Instructor. Extreme Kungfu Wushu Training Center. Retrieved on April 22, 2009.
  5. IFL vet Mark Miller picked for 'The Ultimate Fighter 9'. MMAFighting.com (February 21, 2009). Retrieved on May 30, 2009.
  6. 'Fedor vs. Rogers' Results and Live Play-by-Play. Sherdog (November 7, 2009). Retrieved on 2009-11-07.
  7. http://web.archive.org/20091111170725/www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=9957&zoneid=13

External linksEdit

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