Nate Marquardt vs. Dan Miller
First two rounds saw back and forth action between both men with some strikes and grinding on the ground. Allot of grinding by both fighters on the ground. Nate is bloodied up after the 2nd. Miller took this fight on short notice (less than 1 week) but showed no signs of rust or lack of conditioning. Miller had Nate in 2 different submissions in the first two rounds but was unable to capitalize. Nate appeared to take both rounds.
3rd round – opens with strikes form both men. Miller bleeding bad out of his left eye. Nate stuffs a big takedown attempt. Action slows down. Nate gets top position and throws some short elbows. Crowd displeased with the slow pace as 1 minute is left in fight. Nate is on his way to winning by decision victory.
Winner – Nate Marquardt defeats Dan Miller via Unanimous Decision (30-27 on all 3 cards)
Jim Miller vs. Kamal Shalorus
This is Kamal’s first UFC fight (despite 4 fights in the WEC). Miller comes out to a nice reaction from the crowd. Both men willing to exchange strikes in the 1st round. Kamal took some big shots without weven wobbling. Miller misses two guillotine attempts which allows Kamal to get some time on top Miller landed more punches and kicks. 10-9 MIller
2nd Round – Both men still willing to exchange in the stand up but not much landing for either fighter. Miller went for a flying triangle but misses. Low kicks land for both. Miller takes down Kamala and quickly takes back control. Miller tries to lock in a choke but Kamala fights it off. Jim has the body triangle locked in but is unable to get any submission as he just holds position. Kamala is able to fend off choke attempts. MIller easily wins this round as he had back position for about the last 3 minutes.
3rd Round – Plenty of strikes thrown but nothing really landed. MIller looks loose as Kamala look stiff. Miller stuffs 2 takedowns. 3 minutes left and both men look to land a big shot. Big upper cut and then a knee to Kamala and he goes down. Miller quickly gets on top and lands about 15 more punches until the ref jumps in and stops it. Kamala is a bloody mess.
Winner – Jim Miller defeats Kamala Shalorus via TKO at 2:15 of Round 3
After the fight, Miller says he wants a title shot and the crowd cheers for their local fighter.
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