MANCHESTER – In a rousing preliminary bout full of entertaining transitions and momentum shifts, Cole Miller outpaced a gritty Andy Ogle in the early going and held on in the final frame to earn a unanimous-decision win. But the highlight of his performance may have been on the mic.
The featherweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 30 event at Phones4u Arena in Manchester, England. It streamed on MMAjunkie.com ahead of the main card on FOX Sports 2.
As the shorter Ogle tried to manage a 10-inch reach disadvantage, Miller found a home for a powerful counter right hand that scored early and often in the first round. A wounded Ogle moved inside and secured a trip, but Miller quickly reversed his fortunes and slipped around to the back, where he constricted Ogle’s body with a figure-four around the waist. A game Ogle stayed active with punches to a rear-mounted Miller and avoided any submissions until the bell.
Despite his first-round struggles, Ogle went again for the takedown in the second. As Miller defended the effort, he snick his arm under the neck and latched in a nasty guillotine choke the seemed destined to tend the fight. However, the gritty Ogle somehow survived the hold and popped his head free, settling into top position. He wasn’t safe, as Miller kept active with submission attempts and then swept beautifully to the top in hopes of an armbar. With Ogle defending well again, Miller transitioned to the back in a non-stop barrage of grappling offense.
Down on the cards, Ogle came out swinging in the final round. “The Little Axe” scored with a few big hooks that cut Miller under the right eye before taking the fight again to the floor. Working from Miller’s guard, Ogle did his best work of the fight, pounding away with punches and elbows from the top. Ogle grinded away until the final bell, but ultimately came up short after dropping the first two frames.
Miller was awarded the decision win, 29-28 on all three cards.
Despite the judges appearing to get the score right, Miller decided to lambast the state of officiating in MMA while also calling out fast-rising Irish featherweight Conor McGregor.
“I don’t know what’s going in with these judges in mixed martial arts, ruining my last fight,” Miller said. “I don’t know what’s up with these European fighters, either. Ross Pearson couldn’t be beat. Andy Ogle couldn’t be beat. Dennis Siver can’t be beat. And you know what? Neither can ‘Colin McGoober,’ so bring it.”
Miller (20-8 MMA, 9-6 UFC) improves to 2-1 in his past three outings, with the lone loss coming in controversial fashion. Ogle (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) falls to 1-2 in the octagon.
Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 30 results include:
Matt Erickson contributed to this report on-site in Manchester.view original article >>
Tyron Woodley is training for a fight but still has no opponent, although he’s called out a few.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Matthew Frincu had Maycon Mendonca well scouted, and it showed during his LFA 11 knockout win.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>
It’s become a regular occurrence at LFA shows: Headliners pick up a big win, then use their moment in the spotlight to make it known they want to be in the UFC.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, Featured Vi read news >>
UFC Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic calls in ahead of his rematch with Junior Dos Santos at UFC 211. Plus, Jim hosts the show solo and talks to Chris The Producer about the Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. f read news >>
The preliminary card for Saturday’s UFC 211 event in Texas has (hopefully) finished shuffling, and the lineup once again is complete. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
There’s a thing MMA fighters like to do, and to some from the outside looking in, it doesn’t make a lot of sense. The old adage goes something like this: “I don’t want to call anybody out. I’ll just read news >>
Mike Perry calls in off the heels of his highlight reel KO of Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night Nashville. Later, UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley joins for an impromptu conversation about h read news >>
UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk thinks the promotion will cast female flyweights for the 26th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” At least, she hopesFiled under: News, UFC read news >>
In the featured bout on the UFC 211 preliminary card, we should’ve gotten some clarity in the lightweight pecking order.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Kevin Lee calls in to talk about his altercation with Michael Chiesa at the UFC Summer Kickoff press conference, wrestler and actor John Morrison calls in to discuss his new movie, "Boone: The Bounty read news >>