MENU
#UFC Fight Night 117 #UFC Fight Night 52 #Bellator 183 #Jessica Andrade #Claudia Gadelha #Ovince St. Preux #Fight Night Pittsburgh #Bellator MMA #Paul Daley #Conor McGregor #Lorenz Larkin


Jim Miller vs Joe Lauzon UFC 155Everyone expected fireworks out of Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon at UFC 155 on Saturday night in Las Vegas, but no one could have expected the fight they got out of these two perennial lightweight contenders.

It looked like it might be an early night for Miller, who came out as aggressive as we’ve ever seen him, immediately unleashing with a flurry of punches, knees, and low kicks that quickly put Lauzon on the defensive.

Just two minutes into the fight and Lauzon’s face was a bloody mess, courtesy of Miller’s relentless punch combinations opening a deep cut to the inside edge of Lauzon’s right eyebrow.

The blood only served to further fuel Miller’s pace.

“I knew I was gonna have to give him everything I have if I was gonna put him away,” said Miller after the fight, but try as he might, he couldn’t put Lauzon away.

In fact, even though Miller kept up his assault into round two, Lauzon eventually turned the tables, reversing out of bottom position on the mat and nearly secured a leg lock. Missing the leg lock, Lauzon then went for a choke, but couldn’t secure that either.

Round three proceeded much the same, that is to say relentless, with Miller constantly plowing forward, throwing anything and everything he had at Lauzon, trying to put him away, but Lauzon taking it and firing back.

Lauzon jumped for a leg lock in the waning moments of the fight. Miller escaped, so again, Lauzon went for another choke.

Miller hung on for the final few seconds, lasting to the final horn, winning the fight on all the judges’ scorecards.

It was an amazing fight, mostly dominated by Miller, although Lauzon would never give in. Even when the blood poured from his face, which was most of the fight, Lauzon wouldn’t quit, and luckily, the doctor didn’t feel the need to stop it.

“I was hoping they wouldn’t,” when Miller was asked if he thought they were going to stop the fight due to the cut. “I step in here so the three people inside that Octagon decide who stops the fight, not the judges or the doctors.”

In the end, there wasn’t a stoppage, but you’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the MGM Grand Garden Arena or watching at home, that would complain.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Write the bonus check now: Joe Lauzon meets Clay Guida at UFC Fight Night 120

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

A lightweight showdown between a pair of veterans with 24 UFC bonuses between them has been queued up UFC Fight Night 120 in Virginia.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Edmonton to Report on UFC Fighter Death—After UFC Leaves Edmonton

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 views

Tim Hague died in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on June 18. He was 34 years old. The cause of death was brain injury sustained during a boxing match in the city two days before. It was the fourth profess read news >>

UFC bonus machine Jim Miller just wants someone – 155er or 170er – to bleed with him

  • 22 days ago
  • 15 views

Who wants to shed some blood with UFC veteran and bonus machine Jim Miller?Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Demetrious Johnson plans to keep adding to UFC title defense record – because why would he stop at 11?

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

Champ Demetrious Johnson believes he still has plenty of competition in the UFC flyweight position.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Jim Miller vs. Francisco Trinaldo is 13th addition to UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil

  • 5 days ago
  • 8 views

After putting out a call for an opponent – at lightweight or welterweight – Jim Miller will remain at 155 pounds.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Edmonton to Report on UFC Fighter Death—After UFC Leaves Edmonton

  • 23 days ago
  • 4 views

Tim Hague died in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on June 18. He was 34 years old. The cause of death was brain injury sustained during a boxing match in the city two days before. It was the fourth profess read news >>

UFC-Rotterdam winner Marion Reneau wants top-10 fight after ex-champ de Randamie 'backed out'

  • 22 days ago
  • 8 views

Marion Reneau is seeking a top-10 challenge after bout with former UFC champ Germaine de Randamie fell through at UFC Fight Night 115.Filed under: News read news >>

Not a cheater, faker or PED abuser, Thibault Gouti explains rare 4th UFC chance

  • 22 days ago
  • 41 views

Thibault Gouti explains why the UFC gave him another chance after three straight losses to begin his career.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Watch Valentina Shevchenko's Win Over Sarah Kaufman (UFC 215 Free Fight) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 50 views

Before she takes on champion Amanda Nunes for the second time at UFC 215, check out Valentina Shevchenko's win over Sarah Kaufman. read news >>

UFC champ Michael Bisping's ideal scenario could delay retirement past GSP fight

  • 5 days ago
  • 26 views

Michael Bisping (sort of) walks back his comments on his last fight potentially being at UFC 217 against Georges St-Pierre.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>