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UFC Live: Jim Miller Vs. Ben Henderson

Josh Rosenthal will be the third man in the cage for this lightweight contest.

Round 1: Henderson with a series of rapid-fire punches to start off the match. Miller connects with a left that backs Henderson up. Henderson with an uppercut that connects. Henderson connects up Miller clinches and nails an elbow to the face. In the clinch, Henderson hits a knee but Miller pushes off and attempts a throw that gets blocked. Knee to the body by Henderson, as Miller tries to lock in an arm triangle while standing. Miller has his body wrapped around Henderson, forcing “Smooth” to hold his weight. Miller goes to get the back, but Henderson lands on top. Miller looking for another triangle from the ground but Henderson bodies up. Knee to Miller’s body as both fighters stand. Henderson continues to work the body with knees, as Miller looks to lock in a kimura. Miller trying to lock up the kimura, but he’s unable to hold it and Henderson drops some big punches from the top. Henderson goes for his own submission, but Miller reverses into a guillotine of his own. Henderson slips out and brings down some elbows from the top to Miller. Henderson with another elbow to the head, followed by a series of them to end the round. scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Round 2: Henderson has Miller’s range worked out, landing punches and kicks at will. Miller with a swooping left that misses, as Henderson hits a pair of elbows and locks up Miller, getting the takedown. Miller bleeding from his eyes after those elbows from “Smooth.” Miller looking to lock in a submission but Henderson works out of it. Miller gets the leg as Henderson rolls through and delivers an elbow to the head and punches to the face that cause more blood to come out. Miller locks in a leg lock, pulling on Miller’s right foot and ankle. Henderson pulls out and goes back to the attack. Miller’s energy level looks spent as he tries for another heel hook that Henderson roll sout of and lands big blows to the face, including another big knee. Henderson with a double-leg takedown. Miller looking for a kimura as Henderson lands blows to the side. Miller breathing heavily from his mouth as Henderson continues to land punches to the body and face, busting up Miller’s face. Henderson nails Miller again with a flurry in the final 10 seconds. scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Round 3: Miller’s brother, Dan, told him in-between rounds he needs to take it to Henderson. Miller with a big left that Henderson walks through. Henderson moving better than Miller, hitting leg kicks and right punches with consistency. Miller trying to work into knockout-range, but gets his leg kicked out from him. Miller with a big left, as Henderson hits a leg kick but Miller counters with a punch. Henderson follows with a takedown and works for control. Henderson begins throwing big punches from the top and drops down, working his way to the back. Henderson has the back, tries putting the hooks in and goes for a rear-naked choke. Miller fighting it off hard and eats a series of punches. Henderson again going for the choke, but lets go and hits Miller with some big rights directly to the face. Miller trying to cover up as Henderson goes into side control. Henderson putting Miller up against the cage and reigns down more punches to the face. Miller just trying to survive as there is only a minute left in the fight. Miller looks for a submission but has no energy left as Henderson rolls into a guillotine choke. Henderson with a knee to the body as they stand and trade in the final 10 seconds. scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Ben Henderson defeated Jim Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-26)