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Saturday, May 05, 2012

UFC on FOX 3: Nate Diaz Becomes First Man to Stop Jim Miller

Nate Diaz (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Nate Diaz took a significant step forwards in his quest for a lightweight title shot tonight in East Rutherford, New Jersey, by becoming the first man to stop fellow contender Jim Miller.

After surging ahead on the scorecards in round two with strikes, Diaz caught Miller with a beautifully executed guillotine choke, which forced the BJJ black belt to tap out.

With the victory, Diaz has won three straight fights since returning to the lightweight division and carries a record of 16-7.

Miller, who has gone 3-2 in his last five bouts, saw his record drop to 21-4.

Here are the results from tonight’s UFC on FOX 3 card.

Nate Diaz def. Jim Miller by submission (guillotine choke) R2 4:09
Johny Hendricks def. Josh Koscheck via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Alan Belcher def. Rousimar Palhares via TKO (strikes) R1, 4:18
Lavar Johnson def. Pat Barry via TKO (punches) R1, 4:38
Michael Johnson def. Tony Ferguson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
John Dodson def. Tim Elliott via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
John Hathaway def. Pascal Krauss via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Louis Gaudinot def. John Lineker via technical submission (guillotine choke) R2, 4:54
Danny Castillo def. John Cholish via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dennis Bermudez def. Pablo Garza via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Roland Delorme def. Nick Denis via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 4:59
Karlos Vemola def. Mike Massenzio via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 1:07



posted by FCF Staff @ 10:10 pm
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