Cole Miller

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Cole Miller
Born (1984-04-26) April 26, 1984 (age 34)
Augusta, Georgia, United States
Other namesMagrinho
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
DivisionFeatherweight (2005-2006, 2012-present)
Lightweight (2006-2011)
Reach76 in (193 cm)
Fighting out ofCoconut Creek, Florida
TeamAmerican Top Team
Rank     Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Libório[1]
Years active2003–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission15
By decision3
By knockout2
By decision9
No contests1
Other information
Notable relativesMicah Miller, brother
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jeremiah Cole Miller (born April 26, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist, Who most recently competed in the featherweight division in the UFC. His nickname "Magrinho" means "skinny" in Portuguese.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Before giving it up to train for MMA full-time, Miller was a standout baseball player at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia where he was raised. He was also a member of Macon-based Team Praxis, under instructor Cam McHargue, before moving on to American Top Team. Cole's younger brother, Micah, was a professional mixed martial artist with the WEC promotion.

Before turning pro, Cole was the Virginia-based, King Of The Ring 135 lb Champion. As a professional, Miller was the WKA Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight Champion as well as the Indiana Based, Legends of Fighting, Lightweight Champion. He trains at the American Top Team academy in Coconut Creek, Florida under Master Ricardo Liborio, whom he received Blue through Brown Belts in BJJ. Miller is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt under Marcos "Parrumpinha" Da Matta who frequently corners him in his UFC fights.[2] 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]

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 Allen Berube by Triangle Choke in the first round. Cole then 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 then landed an illegal elbow to the back of Miller's 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 referee 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]

Miller made his official UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale, defeating Andy Wang via TKO at 1:10 of the 1st round.

He then went on to defeat Leonard Garcia at UFC: Fight Night 11. His winning streak came to a halt when he lost to Jeremy Stephens at UFC: Fight Night 12 by TKO in the 2nd 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.[3] Cole was a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the time. He later said that it was the biggest win of his career.[4] He was awarded Submission of the Night.

Cole Miller went on to defeat Junie Browning on April 1, 2009 at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann, finishing the fight early in the first round. After Browning was caught by a right hook from Miller, he shot in for a takedown. Miller stuffed it, and locked in a guillotine choke on Browning. Immediately after Miller got the win, he leaned down and yelled in Browning's face, "Who's overrated now?!"

Miller next fought Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Efrain Escudero at UFC 103,[5] losing via first-round KO.

Miller submitted Dan Lauzon on January 2, 2010, at UFC 108 using a kimura with an inverted triangle hold in round one. He was once again awarded Submission of the Night honors.

Miller was expected to face Andre Winner on March 31, 2010, at UFC Fight Night 21,[6] but an injury to Miller forced him from the card.[7] He was replaced by Rafaello Oliveira.[8]

Miller submitted The Ultimate Fighter 9 winner, Ross Pearson, via second round rear-naked choke on September 15, 2010, at UFC Fight Night 22.[9] Coming into his fight with Pearson, many suggested that Miller would look for a takedown due to Pearson's superior striking. However, Miller outstruck Pearson in the second round, rocked him with a left hook, and hopped onto his back to sink in the fight ending rear naked choke. Miller won his second straight Submission of the Night honors.

Miller was expected to face Matt Wiman on January 1, 2011, at UFC 125,[10] but the bout eventually took place on January 22, 2011, at UFC Fight Night 23.[11] Miller was dominated by Wiman, resulting in a unanimous decision defeat.

Miller faced TJ O'Brien on August 14, 2011 at UFC on Versus 5.[12] He won the fight via submission due to a one arm guillotine choke in the second round.

For his next fight Miller dropped to featherweight and faced Steven Siler on March 3, 2012 at UFC on FX 2.[13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Miller fought Nam Phan at UFC on Fox 4 on August 4, 2012.[14] He lost the bout via split decision after three rounds.

Miller faced Bart Palaszewski on April 13, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.[15] He won the fight via submission in the first round.

Miller faced Manvel Gamburyan on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26.[16] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Miller faced Andy Ogle on October 26, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 30.[17] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Miller faced Sam Sicilia on January 15, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 35.[18] He won the fight via rear naked choke in the second round. The win also earned Miller his fourth Submission of the Night bonus award.[19]

On April 9, 2014 Miller announced his new four-fight contract with UFC via Twitter.[20]

Miller was expected to face Conor McGregor on July 19, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 46.[21] However, Miller pulled out of the bout citing a thumb injury and was replaced by Diego Brandao.[22]

Miller faced Max Holloway on February 14, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 60.[23] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Miller faced Jim Alers on December 19, 2015 at UFC on Fox 17.[24] The bout was ruled a No Contest after Miller was accidentally poked in the eye by Alers in the second round and was unable to continue.[25]

Miller was expected to face returning veteran B.J. Penn on June 4, 2016 at UFC 199, replacing an injured Dennis Siver.[26] However, Penn was removed from the card on May 23 after he was flagged for a potential anti-doping violation.[27] Miller instead faced Alex Caceres.[28] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[29]

Miller was expected to face Mizuto Hirota on October 15, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 97.[30] However, the promotion announced on October 6 that they had cancelled the event entirely.[31][32] In turn, the fight was rescheduled and eventually took place on December 17, 2016 at UFC on Fox 22[33] Miller lost the bout by unanimous decision.[34] Miller has since been removed from the roster page on the ufc's website.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 21–11 (1) Mizuto Hirota Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson December 17, 2016 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Loss 21–10 (1) Alex Caceres Decision (unanimous) UFC 199 June 4, 2016 3 5:00 Inglewood, California, United States
NC 21–9 (1) Jim Alers NC (accidental eye poke) UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 December 19, 2015 2 1:44 Orlando, Florida, United States Eyepoke rendered Miller unable to continue.
Loss 21–9 Max Holloway Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch February 14, 2015 3 5:00 Broomfield, Colorado, United States
Win 21–8 Sam Sicilia Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou January 15, 2014 2 1:54 Duluth, Georgia, United States Submission of the Night.
Win 20–8 Andy Ogle Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz October 26, 2013 3 5:00 Manchester, England
Loss 19–8 Manvel Gamburyan Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen August 17, 2013 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 19–7 Bart Palaszewski Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen Finale April 13, 2013 1 4:23 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 18–7 Nam Phan Decision (split) UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera August 4, 2012 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 18–6 Steven Siler Decision (unanimous) UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann March 3, 2012 3 5:00 Sydney, Australia Return to Featherweight.
Win 18–5 TJ O'Brien Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle August 14, 2011 2 2:38 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 17–5 Matt Wiman Decision (unanimous) UFC: Fight for the Troops 2 January 22, 2011 3 5:00 Fort Hood, Texas, United States
Win 17–4 Ross Pearson Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares September 15, 2010 2 1:49 Austin, Texas, United States Submission of the Night.
Win 16–4 Dan Lauzon Submission (modified kimura) UFC 108 January 2, 2010 1 3:05 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Submission of the Night.
Loss 15–4 Efrain Escudero KO (punches) UFC 103 September 19, 2009 1 3:36 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 15–3 Junie Browning Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann April 1, 2009 1 1:58 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 14–3 Jorge Gurgel Submission (triangle choke) UFC 86 July 5, 2008 3 4:48 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Submission of the Night.
Loss 13–3 Jeremy Stephens TKO (punches and elbows) UFC Fight Night: Swick vs. Burkman January 23, 2008 2 4:44 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–2 Leonard Garcia Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Thomas vs. Florian September 19, 2007 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–2 Andy Wang TKO (head kick and punches) The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale June 23, 2007 1 1:10 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Knockout of the Night.
Win 11–2 Josh Souder Decision (split) LOF 10: Unbreakable November 3, 2006 3 5:00 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 10–2 John Strawn Submission (armbar) Absolute Fighting Championships 19 October 21, 2006 1 2:21 Boca Raton, Florida, United States Lightweight debut.
Loss 9–2 Takeshi Inoue Decision (unanimous) Shooto 2006: 7/21 in Korakuen Hall July 21, 2006 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–1 Saul Mitchell Submission (triangle choke) Diesel Fighting Championships 1 June 30, 2006 1 3:19 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 8–1 Joe Germain Submission (guillotine choke) Full Throttle 7 June 10, 2006 1 0:36 Duluth, Georgia, United States
Win 7–1 Vince Libardi Submission (guillotine choke) International Freestyle Fighting 1 May 6, 2006 1 0:16 Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Win 6–1 Dwayne Shelton Submission (rear-naked choke) CSC: River City Rumble February 18, 2006 3 3:48 Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
Win 5–1 Jarrett Becks Submission (guillotine choke) Full Throttle 6 February 11, 2006 1 1:01 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 4–1 David Love TKO (punches) North American Combat Challenge 2 December 17, 2005 1 1:26 Key West, Florida, United States
Loss 3–1 Josh Odom Decision (majority) Full Throttle 5 November 4, 2005 3 5:00 Duluth, Georgia, United States
Win 3–0 Tim Honeycutt KO (knee) Full Throttle 4 September 9, 2005 1 0:23 Duluth, Georgia, United States
Win 2–0 Chris Mickle Submission (triangle choke) Full Throttle 3 July 15, 2005 1 1:39 Duluth, Georgia, United States
Win 1–0 Harris Norwood Submission (triangle choke) Full Throttle 2 June 3, 2005 1 3:14 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1-1 Joe Lauzon TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter 5 May 24, 2007 (air date) 2 3:58 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 5 quarterfinal
Win 1-0 Allen Berube Submission (triangle choke) The Ultimate Fighter 5 April 5, 2007 (air date) 1 2:33 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 5 elimination round

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cole Miller - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2009-01-03.
  3. ^ Gerbasi, Thomas. "'Napao' is Back; Miller submits Gurgel in UFC 86 Prelims". Retrieved May 21, 2009.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller lined up for UFC 103 on Sept. 26". Retrieved April 22, 2009.
  6. ^ "Cole Miller vs. Andre Winner targeted for lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 21". Retrieved 2010-01-19.
  7. ^ "". 2010-02-26.
  8. ^ "OLIVEIRA IN AGAINST WINNER AT UFC FIGHT NIGHT 21". 2010-02-26. Archived from the original on 2010-03-02.
  9. ^ "Pearson-Miller at UFN 22; Baroni-Salter at UFC 118". Retrieved 2010-05-31.
  10. ^ "Matt Wiman vs. Cole Miller in the works for UFC 125 in January". October 20, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-10-23.
  11. ^ "UFC NEWS: Miller vs. Wiman moved from UFC 125 to UFC Fight for the Troops 2 in January". November 16, 2010.
  12. ^ "UFC on Versus 5: T.J. O'Brien vs Cole Miller fights set for Milwaukee on Aug. 14". April 26, 2011.
  13. ^ "Cole Miller Meets Steven Siler at UFC on FX 2". December 30, 2011.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
  15. ^ "Miller-Palaszewski set for TUF 17 Finale in April". February 11, 2013.
  16. ^ Staff (2013-06-12). "Manny Gamburyan vs. Cole Miller Added to UFC on Fox Sports 1 Event in Boston". Retrieved 2013-06-12.
  17. ^ "Ogle Draws Miller At UFC Fight Night 30". 9 September 2013. Archived from the original on 9 September 2013.
  18. ^ Mike Whitman. "UFC Returns to Georgia in January with Cole Miller-Sam Sicilia". Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  19. ^ "UFC Fight Night 35 Bonuses: Rockhold, Miller, Romero, Brunson Earn $50K Awards", by Mike Whitman,
  20. ^ Cain, Jeff (2014-05-05). "UFC Featherweight Cole Miller Signs New Four-Fight Deal". Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  21. ^ Staff (2014-04-30). "Conor McGregor vs. Cole Miller confirmed for UFC Fight Night 46 headliner in Dublin". Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  22. ^ Staff (2014-06-03). "Cole Miller out at UFC Fight Night 46, Conor McGregor now meets Diego Brandao". Retrieved 2014-06-03.
  23. ^ Raimondi, Marc (2014-11-10). "Max Holloway-Cole Miller announced for UFC Colorado". Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  24. ^ Martin, Damon (2015-08-28). "Cole Miller expected to meet Jim Alers at FOX UFC Fight Night in Orlando". Retrieved 2015-08-28.
  25. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-12-19). "UFC on FOX 17 results: Jim Alers eye poke of Cole Miller results in no-contest". Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  26. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-05-11). "Cole Miller steps in to face B.J. Penn at UFC 199 in Los Angeles". Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  27. ^ Thomas Myers (2016-05-23). "BJ Penn flagged for possible anti-doping violation, pulled from UFC 199 fight with Cole Miller". Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  28. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-05-25). "Alex Caceres replaces B.J. Penn, meets Cole Miller at UFC 199 on June 4". Retrieved 2016-05-25.
  29. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-06-04). "UFC 199 results: Alex Caceres' striking game on point in unanimous decision win over Cole Miller". Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  30. ^ Staff (2016-08-30). "UFC Fight Night 97 in Philippines adds two bouts, including Cole Miller vs. Mizuto Hirota". Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  31. ^ Staff (2016-10-06). "UFC Fight Night Manila: Lamas vs. Penn to be rescheduled". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  32. ^ Staff (2016-10-06). "After B.J. Penn's withdrawal, UFC cancels next week's UFC Fight Night 97 event in Philippines". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  33. ^ Staff (2016-11-21). "Cole Miller vs. Mizuto Hirota joins UFC on FOX 22 lineup". Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  34. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-12-17). "UFC on FOX 22 results: Mizuto Hirota finishes strong in decision win over Cole Miller". Retrieved 2016-12-17.

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