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UFC On Fox: Cole Miller Vs. Nam Phan

Cole Miller vs. Nam Phan

Round 1: Nice front kick from the 6’1″ Miller. Phan will have to deal with the reach of Miller who is keeping him at a distance with a couple of hooks. Nice body-head combination from Phan and another flurry once again. Phan doing a great job of mixing up his strikes with those trademark body shots. Phan now doing most of the initiating and hits him with a strong left hook Miller as he was circling away. Phan now loosening up and catching Miller with another combo against the cage. Cole trying to keep Phan at bay with some leg kicks but Phan is able to close the distance and outstrike Miller.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Phan

Round 2: Miller’s corner urging him to take the fight to the ground after Phan got the better of him. Some rangy punches for Miller have some success before the two trade shots in the center if the Octagon. Phan walks into a stiff jab but answers with a left hook to the body against the cage again. Octagon control has been the main factor thus far. Miller lands another nice right hand who leads 70-64 in significant strikes landed with just another a minute remaining. The two continue to exchange before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Miller

Round 3: Let’s see if one of these guys takes control of the fight. Left hand catches Miller who backs up. Phan does not let up, throwing more combinations, finishing with a headkick. Too much pressure for Phan who continues to pepper his opponent. Miller thinks takedown but backs off as the two return shots in the center. Phan lands a right and a left to the body. Miller starting to counter Phan well, utilizing his superior range. Miller now beginning to surge at the end of the round. Landing a couple shots before throwing in a flying knee for good measure. Miller trying to steal this round from Phan. Very close fight here.

FighLine scores the round 10-9 for Phan

Nam Phan def. Cole Miller via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)