Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller
Round 1: Miller strikes first with a solid leg kick. He tries to get inside on Diaz, who clinches and lands a couple knees before Miller presses him into the fence. Miller lands an elbow and launches a knee to the midsection, while Diaz peppers Miller’s legs with knees, as they fight for position. Diaz lands a kick to the body, while Miller goes back to the low kick. Two minutes in and they’re going at a pace that could be difficult to sustain for five rounds. They’re trading punches, which shows off Diaz’s five-inch reach advantage. They clinch up again with Diaz pressing Miller into the fence briefly before Miller reverses position, but can’t score the takedown. Diaz holds onto a head lock and drops a knee to the face and follows with an elbow across Miller’s temple. They separate and Diaz starts to get his pawwing punching style going, hits Miller with a left hand and drops him to the mat. Diaz locks up a front face lock and starts punching, but Miller scrambles out. They’re up briefly before Miller takes Diaz back to the canvas. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Diaz.
Round 2: Miller again starts off with the leg kick. They clinch and Miller drives a knee to the body, but Diaz presses Miller into the fence and starts landing knees. They come off the cage and Miller lands a hard elbow as they separate. Diaz presses Miller to the fence again, doing some dirty boxing. They separate and Miller lands a hard right, but Diaz comes right back with his insistent punching. Miller comes flying in with a knee, but misses. Diaz starts yelling at Miller, who doesn’t take the bait. They wrestle along the fence, Diaz locking on a front face lock and landing a knee to the face before separating. Diaz lands again at distance, hurting Miller. They hit the mat, Diaz locking in a guillotine choke on the way down. They roll, but Diaz maintains his grasp, sinking the choke deeper and deeper until Miller finally taps out.
Nate Diaz def. Jim Miller by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:09, R2