Nate Diaz vs Jim Miller, UFC on Fox: Diaz vs Miller, 5 May 2012
The match-ups just keep getting better in the lightweight division. With fighters like Nate Diaz and Jim Miller, there will never be a dull moment. That’s why Nate Diaz vs Jim Miller is not only a fight fan’s fantasy fight, but also an absolute no-brainer match-up for Joe Silva.
Both Nate Diaz and Jim Miller are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts, both have an effective striking game, and both are just plain tough as hell.
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Jim Miller vs Joe Lauzon, UFC 155, 29th December 2012
Fight of the Night
Photo by Paul Thatcher for Fight Magazine
Jim Miller vs Joe Lauzon. To describe these fighters, the two best phrases that come to mind are “tough as nails” and incredibly skilled. We see these two incredible lightweights in the 2012 Fight of the Year.
Joe Lauzon the incredibly exciting and skilled MMA Fighter and a veteran of the UFC. He has won six Submission of the Night bonuses and five Fight of the Night bonuses. Joe Lauzon is literally a walking MMA action hero and his career is a highlight reel in itself. Joe has incredible wins against Jamie Varner, Melvin Guillard, and Jeremy Stephens and has proven himself to be one of the best lightweights in MMA history.
Jim Miller is a quiet yet dangerous fighter. Ever since joining the UFC in 2008, he has compiled a series of impressive wins. Jim has wins against Duane Ludwig, Gleison Tibau, Charles Oliveira, Kamal Shalorous, and Melvin Guillard. In 2012, Jim Miller was up for an eliminator fight for the top contender position against Nate Diaz. Unfortunately Jim Miller lost the fight via guillotine choke in the second round.
In Jim Miller vs Joe Lauzon, we have an incredibly action packed and bloody fight. These lightweight contenders go head to head in a legendary battle that shows the perfect balance between skill, training, and heart. Jim Miller with explosive combinations and deadly elbows cuts Joe Lauzon above the right eye in the first round. Joe hangs on despite bleeding profusely and comes back strong in the second half.
The fight is truly a display of the training, skill, and toughness of both fighters and a delight for MMA fans.
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