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The Big 30: Jim Miller to face Alex White at UFC 228

Miller is looking to end a four-fight losing streak in one of the UFC’s biggest PPV events of the year

One of the most durable fighters in MMA history will look to put an end to a long losing streak dating back to February 2017. According to MMA Junkie, New Jersey’s Jim Miller will step inside the octagon for the 30th time at UFC 228 in Dallas, Texas. He will be facing Alex White in a lightweight bout.

An unprecedented feat, Miller (28-12 (1)) is looking to prove he still belongs on top of a crowded division. He must first stop his four-fight losing streak. Since beating Thiago Alves at UFC 205, Miller has lost to the likes of Dustin Poirier, Anthony Pettis, Francisco Trinaldo and Dan Hooker. His last fight, a fast-paced affair with Hooker at UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City, ended thanks to a first-round KO via heavy knee strikes.

A former Cage Fury Fighting Champion, Miller will be on a card that features Tyron Woodley fighting Darren Till for the formers Welterweight Title. Any sort of momentum can put him back onto bigger fights, and down the line, a title opportunity.

That is not to say White (12-4) is a lesser opponent. The 29-year old is 2-2 in his last four fights, his last one a unanimous decision loss to James Krause at UFC Fight Night 124. He is 3-5 since joining the UFC. A power fighter who can throw a submission or two around, White and Miller are the ideal opponents for one another.

Two struggling fighters are looking to change their momentum inside the American Airlines Arena on September 8. Will 30 be the magic number for the New Jersey powerhouse, or will “The Spartan” conquer his latest challenge?

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