Round 1: Lots of jawing between Miller and Wiman before the opening bell, yelling at each other during the introductions. They start fast, clinching and exchanging knees to the body. Wiman lands a flurry of punches and a kick to the head, but Miller clinches and drives a solid knee to the body and a Thai elbow to the head. Both fighters keeping up a high pace, headhunting with a combination of punches and elbows from both. Miller jumps up to pull guard, but Wiman pushes him off to the mat and starts punching him from standing in guard, then drops down into half guard, hammerfisting Miller. Wiman settles in and starts driving elbows across Miller’s face. Miler tries to scramble out, but Wiman keeps up a relentless assault of ground and pound, keeping Miller on his back to the end of the round. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Wiman.
Round 2: Miller charges from the bell, but Wiman is bullying him around with his strength. He pushes Miller to the mat and starts ground and pounding him again, right where he left off in round one. Miller scrambles out and up. He starts pawing with his jab, but Wiman is hitting him with hard right hands, presses Miller to the cage and lands some knees to the body before the separate. Wiman rocks Miller with punches, and catches him with a knee to the face that drives him to the mat. Wiman drops down and starts ground and pounding again from the guard. Wiman is just smothering Miller, not giving him any chance to get any offense going. Wiman standing in guard, relentlessly dropping down punches and double-chops a la Kazushi Sakuraba. Miller can do little but cover up. Wiman lands a brutal series of heavy punches over the last 20 seconds of the round. MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for Wiman.
Round 3: Wiman comes out throwing bombs, driving Miller across the cage with an onslaught of punches and kicks. Wiman rocks Miller again. Miller drops for a takedown and Wiman locks on a guillotine choke as they drop to the mat, but Miller escapes the choke. Wiman still has him locked up tight from half guard however and starts his ground and pound attack again. Wiman is simply swarming Miller with ground and pound. Miller is unable to do anything, try as he might. Wiman tries to dive through Miller’s guard, doesn’t make it, but continues his assault. They scramble and Wiman gains Miller’s back briefly, but gives it up to keep punching him to the bell. MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Wiman.
Matt Wiman def. Cole Miller by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27), R3
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