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UFC on FOX 21 results from last night: Jim Miller vs Joe Lauzon fight review, analysis

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight veterans Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon threw down last night (Aug. 27, 2016) at UFC on FOX 21 inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Miller entered this bout following a bit of a rough patch, though he did win his previous bout opposite Takanori Gomi. Following those recent losses, Miller was hoping to begin reestablishing himself as a top Lightweight. Similarly, Lauzon had slipped down the ladder a few notches as well, but he has also shown some significant improvement. Last night, Lauzon had the opportunity to avenge a former loss and begin a new win streak.

Neither fighter wasted any time, as both men traded heavy punches and leg lock attempts within the first 45 seconds of the fight. After the initial wildness, Lauzon kept on the pressure, stalking his opponent with hard punches and forcing him into the fence repeatedly. Overall, the round was rather close. Lauzon got the better of most exchanges early on and scored a takedown, but Miller really turned it on a started tagging his opponent in the last 90 seconds or so. It hadn’t quite reached the legendary level of the first fight, but it was a damn fun start.

The game plans remained the same to start the second, as Lauzon pressed forward with power shots while Miller answered with combinations. While Miller did land in high volume, Lauzon’s heavy punches were definitely tagging his opponent.

With about 90 seconds remaining, Lauzon landed an accidental low blow that tripped up Miller, allowing “J-Lau” to take top position. Both men attacked with submissions, though neither really came close to securing anything.

After a close start, Lauzon’s top control likely earned him the round.

Miller started the third round with a vengeance, scoring a lengthy combination of punches and elbows. However, Lauzon ….View full article

Source:: mma mania