Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon
Round 1: They come out and quickly get to action. Miller moving forward. He lands a combination and an inside leg kick. Lauzon lands an uppercut on the inside. Miller delivers a hard inside leg kick. Miller closes the distance and lands right hands inside the clinch. They separate. Miller lands a left hand and a kick to the body. Miller turns the heat up. He lands a combination and another inside leg kick. Lauzon delivers a right hand. Miller lands uppercuts and elbows on the inside. Miller goes for a standing arm triangle choke. Lauzon defends it. Lauzon is cut badly. The referee calls for a doctor to look at the cut. They doctor says he’s fine to continue and the fight is restarted. Lauzon works for a takedown. Miller defends it. Lauzon lands a knee to the body. Miller lands a front kick. Miller delivers a straight left hand. Lauzon lands a right. Miller goes on the attack, landing punches. Miller delivers a kick to the body. Lauzon delivers a knee to the body at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Miller.
Round 2: Miller presses forward with combinations. Lauzon lands an inside leg kick. Miller drops down and locks up a double leg takedown. Miller postures up and lands punches to the body. Miller moves to half guard. Lauzon is a bloody mess. Miller advances to the mount position. Miller lands a hard elbow. Lauzon reverses Miller. Two minutes remain in the round. Miller works rubber guard. Lauzon stands and slams Miller to the canvas. Miller works to get up. Lauzon lands elbows. Lauzon goes for a leg lock but Miller defends it. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Lauzon.
Round 3: Miller lands an inside leg kick. Lauzon delivers a combination. Miller lands a combination and a knee to the body. Miller pushes forward. He lands an uppercut on the inside. Lauzon delivers a knee to the body that backs Miller up. Lauzon lands a left hand. They clinch and Miller lands an uppercut. Two minutes remain in the round. Miller lands a knee to the body. Lauzon answers with a left hand. Both fighters have slowed. Miller lands an elbow on the inside. They clinch and Miller delivers a knee to the body. Lauzon rolls for a leg. Miller defends it. Lauzon applies a guillotine choke but the bell ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Miller. What a fight!
The judges scored the fight for Jim Miller by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-28.