Jim Miller | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
It was a good day for AMA Fight Club, as the New Jersey gym announced that two of its top products -- lightweight contender Jim Miller and welterweight competitor Charlie Brenneman -- have signed four-fight contract extensions with the UFC.
Sherdog.com confirmed the news with AMA manager Mike Constantino on Wednesday after Constantino posted about the deals on Facebook.
Beaten only twice in his pro career, Miller has won six straight bouts in the UFC and holds an overall record of 8-1 inside the Octagon. The younger brother of UFC middleweight Dan Miller, Jim’s only losses have come to the 155-pound division’s top two competitors: champion Frankie Edgar and No. 1 contender Gray Maynard. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt is fresh off a spectacular “Submission of the Night” performance against rising star Charles Oliveira at UFC 124 in Montreal.
Brenneman comes off a dominant performance against Amilcar Alves at UFC “Fight for the Troops 2,” in which “The Spaniard” used his superior wrestling to grind out a unanimous decision victory. The 29-year-old was also successful in his March UFC debut, outpointing Jason High. Sandwiched between his victories, however, was a TKO defeat to tenacious wrestler Johny Hendricks at UFC 117. The Pennsylvania native has finished four of his 12 career victims by knockout or submission.