One of the events of the preliminary UFC Fight Night 167 tournament will be the fight of Scott Holtzman against Jim Miller. These fighters are not in the TOP 15 lightweight category, but have solid experience, so their confrontation should be spectacular. In their previous fights they both gained early wins.
At what time Scott Holtzman vs Jim Miller fight?
The fight time is February 15, 2020, at 6:00 PM ET
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+
How many wins and losses Scott Holtzman have?
Scott Holtzman has 13 wins and 3 loss
How many wins and losses Jim Miller have?
Jim Miller has 31 wins and 13 loss
Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman
The fighter trains in the MMA Lab and Shield Systems MMA. Appears to those who are able to work effectively in any plane, but thanks to good skills in boxing and karate is better in the stand.
Celebrating 2 amateur fights culminating in his victories, Holtzman moved to the professionals and signed a contract with the organization Xtreme Fighting Championships, from which he came out with the title of lightweight category and a record 6-0 in the asset. He then competed at the Premier Fighting Challenge 9 and beat Jack Shephard there, after which he was asked to try his hand at UFC.
In the first year and a half Scott defeated Cody Pfister in the promotion, losing to Drew Dober and Josh Emmett. Despite his very poor results, he later went on to win a series of victories with Mike McBride, Darrell Horcher and Alan Patrick, but was stopped by Nik Lentz. In his last performance Holtzman defeated Dong Hyun Kim and thus rehabilitated for his defeat by a veteran.
Jim “А-10” Miller
Becoming a professional mixed martial arts fighter at the end of 2005, Miller held fights on a regular basis and as soon as possible collected a record 11-1, suffered a single defeat by Frankie Edgar and won, among other fighters such as Bart Palaszewski, Toni Morrison. He also won the Lightweight titles of RF and CFFC and ROC in the Lightweight category during this period.
When he came to the promotion, Jim banged David Baron and Matt Wiman, but then was weaker than Gray Maynard. But that didn’t stop him from achieving a series of 7 wins, including the Mac Danzig, Charles Oliveira and Gleison Tibau. Also in the candidates’ fight the athlete was defeated by Nate Diaz.
Holtzman vs Miller Prediction
Despite the considerable number of completed fights in the asset Jim always goes forward, trying to make the finish. In this fight he will lose a little in height, and outperform his opponent by 5 cm. This advantage will not affect his performance in the stand – due to the activity, more planned work and, as a result, high accuracy Scott will be better on his feet.
However, Holtzman will not be able to constantly keep at bay his opponent, whose plan for the fight will be based on the parterre, especially with a smaller range of hands. It can be translated and controlled, we have seen it many times. Miller is really shaken, but it’s very difficult to put it out. Only Donald Cerrone and Dan Hooker could do it all the time. However, the chance to finish in the performance of Scott is minimal, while in the case of his opponent – higher. Still, there’s a big difference in rounds of gameplay here. In our opinion, Jim will be able to use his grappling and either quickly win over Holtzman or he will win by the judges’ decision.
Our prediction: Jim Miller will win.