On Feb. 14, 2015, at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo., Cole Miller takes on Max Holloway at 10PM ET on Fox Sports 1.

Miller comes into the fight on a two-fight win streak. His last fight was very impressive where he won by submission (rear-naked choke), his tenth career win in the UFC, against Sam Sicilia in his home state of Georgia. The submission was so impressive that it won him Submission of the Night and a nice bonus of $50,000. After the fight he talked about how he wanted his next fight to be against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone or as Miller stated, “Donald “Clown Boy” Cerrone. He even added that, “he would pay the bill for Mike Dolce”, the creator of the “Dolce Diet”, if Cowboy went down to featherweight. Obviously, Miller is not fighting Cowboy this time around, but instead Holloway is up next for the 21-8 featherweight looking to show he is a top contender in the featherweight division.

Holloway is 11-3 in his professional MMA career and is currently ranked #13 in the featherweight division. He is currently on a four-fight win streak and is looking for number five on Saturday night. Things might be easier said than done though as Miller is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, winning fifteen of his twenty-one professional fights by submission, or 71% of them. Miller is a UFC veteran and has won some impressive fights in the UFC.

Here are Miller’s “Keys to Victory” for UFC Fight Night 60:

Keep The Fire Burning:

In his last fight, Miller showed some fire after he won by submission against Sam Sicilia. He went up to Dana White right after his victory and told him, “I am a top ten featherweight here.” He then went on to call out Cowboy Cerrone and just showed a fire was burning inside of him. If he can keep that fire burning and come out with the intensity UFC fans love to see, then he could win his third fight in a row.

Do Not Stand-Up And Trade With Holloway:

Holloway is known for his striking and for a good reason. He has won three of his last four fights by KO/TKO. Miller can throw his hands, but he has only won three fights in his career by KO/TKO. Miller does not want this fight to turn into a boxing match because Holloway could end the fight in an instant.

Use His Black Belt In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:

Holloway may be known for his striking, but Miller is really known for his submissions. When you are good at something there is no reason to not use it, but when you are great at something you have to use it. Miller can tap you out at anytime on the ground and if he wants to walk away with another victory in the UFC he will do what he does best.

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.