Round 1: Siler starts by stalking Miller, landing a few leg kicks, before Miller clinches and presses Siler to the cage. Siler slips away, landing and uppercut on the break. Siler lands a solid punch-kick combination, catches one of Miller’s kicks, and puts him on the mat with a counter-punch. Miller gets right back up and continues to hunt for an opening, but continues to eat leg and body kicks from Siler. He lands a couple more punches before Miller returns fire with a strong one-two punch combination that snaps Siler’s head back. Miller lands a strong right hand, but Siler fires right back with a combination. The pace slows a bit, but it’s still Siler backing Miller up, moving him around the Octagon. They clinch briefly with Siler landing a two-punch combo that finishes in an uppercut that wobbled Miller. He lands a couple more shots and then briefly attempts a guillotine just before the horn. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Siler.
Round 2: Miller still having a hard time getting anything going, while Siler just unloads on him, landing in a flurry of punches. Miller finally gets Siler pressed against the fence in a clinch and eventually trips him to the mat. Siler, however, gets right back up and drives home a knee to Miller’s chin. They remain clinched on the fence, Siler in control. He backs off and then snaps Miller’s head back with numerous jabs and then floows with a couple solid combinations. Miller fires back with a right uppercut and an arching right overhand. He moves in and lands about a four or five-part punch combination, but Siler comes back with a combo of his own. Miller is starting to move forward more, but just as he gets some momentum, Siler lands a solid body shot, backing Miller up and presses him to the fence. They separate, Siler again taking control with his boxing as the round closes. MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for Siler.
Round 3: They trade punches to open the first minute, but Siler is the first one to start doing damage, again going to the body. Miller though fires back with a stiff right as Siler moves in… one of Miller’s best punches of the fight. But Siler regroups and starts throwing punch combos again, continuously moving forward. Miller lands a front kick, but they go immediately back to slinging punches. Miller clinches and presses Siler to the cage, peppering Siler’s legs with knees. Miller works Siler to the mat, landing in a half-guard/half-mount before slipping to full mount. Miller lands a couple punches, but Siler goes to his back, putting Miller in full guard before the horn. MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 for Miller, but the fight 29-28 for Siler.
Steven Siler def. Cole Miller by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), R3