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UFC 128: Nate Marquardt Vs. Dan Miller

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Miller is fired up and shows some solid taste in music by walking out to “Run Through the Jungle” by CCR. Marquardt looks loose, bouncing his way to the cage.

Round 1: Miller scores first with a good jab. Marquardt bulls in behind a right hand and Miller shoots for the takedown. Marquardt sprawls and briefly looks for a choke. They get up, trade knees and Miller stays all over Marquardt looking for the takedown. He finally gets him down against the fence. Marquardt gets to his feet and gets Miller to his back with a double. Miller goes for the guillotine but Marquardt avoids it. Marquardt is sitting in Miller’s guard, looking to land ground and pound; Miller doing well to avoid most of his shots. Ref Dan Miragliotta stands them up. Marquardt gets a big double leg that he set up with a straight right. Miller looks for the guillotine again before switching to the kimura. He works for it almost until the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt

Round 2: Miller opens with a leg kick and Marquardt responds with a right-left-right combo. A high kick for Marquardt. Miller scores with a nice right hand. Marquardt with another nice right and a head kick. Then he lands a nice flying knee, but Miller grabs ahold of him and gets him to the mat. Marquardt gets to his feet. They trade shots. Marquardt with another right hand. And another as Miller pushes forward. Marquardt gets the takedown as Miller looks for the guillotine again, but Marquardt pops his head free. Marquardt throwing some mean elbows. scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt

Round 3: Marquardt lands that right hand again and follows it with a head kick. Marquardt putting some heat on his punches. Miller returns with an uppercut. A leg kick lands for Marquardt. Miller starting to bleed from his left eye. Miller lands a combo and Marquardt responds with another hammering right hand. Miller tries for the takedown and almost completes it but Marquardt fights free and ends up in Miller’s guard. Marquardt landing hard elbows from the top. The round is winding down and the fight is slipping from Miller’s hands as Marquardt grinds away from up top. Miller throws up a triangle with ten to go but Marquardt easily avoids. scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt

Nate Marquardt defeated Dan Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)