Lauzon, Miller battle for three incredible rounds
The co-main event of UFC 155 hardly disappointed.
Jim Miller, coming off a loss in his last contest, was out for blood, and he found it. With vicious strikes and his superior strength, Miller dominated the opening round, slicing Joe Lauzon open early.
The cut was so bad that referee Yves Lavigne stopped the fight momentarily so the doctor could take a look at it. Lauzon, however, pushed on.
In the second round, Miller picked up right where he left off, taking the fight to the floor right away. From the bottom, Lauzon bled badly, struggling to defend the submission attempts of Miller. Lauzon, after a long struggle, reversed Miller, ending up on top with just over 90 seconds to go.
The fight, however, was paused momentarily to cut some tape that was hanging from the gloves of Lauzon.
When the contest resumed, Miller looked to latch on rubber guard. He appeared to have a lock or choke of some sort, but Lauzon managed to slam him out of it. Still on top, he worked elbows as blood poured from his head. He grabbed hold of a leg lock, but the slipper Miller escaped, and they headed to a third.
In the final round of the fight, the blood loss and two hard-fought rounds seemed to be wearing down Lauzon badly, but that didn't stop him from continuously coming forward.
Lauzon landed several times on the feet, including a nice knee, but Miller put on the pressure, landing the better shots.
However, with just 30 seconds to go, Lauzon rolled for a leg lock. He nearly had it, only to lose it. But that didn't stop him.
Bleeding like mad, Lauzon latched on to one final hope for a victory - a guillotine choke. He had it locked in, but the round closed, leaving Miller gasping for breath just after the bell rang.
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