UFC 155 Round-by-Round Review: Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller


It's time for the co-main event, as a pair of lightweights look to move up the ladder. Joe Lauzon (22-7) faces Jim Miller (21-4). The referee will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: Miller looking to land a big left, backs Lauzon up with a kick and another left. Lauzon connects with an uppercut inside the clinch. Miller throwing some heavy-handed shots, nearly drops Lauzon with a flurry. Big left from Miller, who is loading and unleashing right now. Series of lefts and Lauzon is backpedaling away. Lauzon fires back with a knee to get Miller thinking twice. Miller using a nice inside leg-kick to set up his hands. Lauzon stops Miller with a right, but Miller has Lauzon tied up, bloody and is working an arm-triangle attempt. Miller cut Lauzon open with a series of shots.

The ref is calling a stop due to the cut, as Lauzon's face is a crimson mess. Lauzon is wiped clean and ready to go again, and Miller throws a big right, followed by a knee to the forehead. Miller is unloading, and Lauzon answers with an uppercut. Lauzon catches Miller with a knee coming in, but is back on the attack now. Lauzon with a right, and both go down as they each attempt a flying knee. Miller now back with a combo, as this round has had more action than the three other main card bouts. Lauzon, with blood pouring, is continuing to move forward, as the crowd erupts in approval.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Miller

Round 2: Two cuts on Lauzon, but the crowd explodes to start the round. Miller with a huge left, as the blood is pouring once again from Lauzon's face. Miller gets a takedown and is likely working to finish this with some ground-and-pound. Body shots by Miller and Lauzon is looking for a submission. Miller is working to advance, but is also smothering Lauzon's head, causing even more blood to pour from the cuts. Miller going for a choke, but is unable to get it and Lauzon is on top. The ref calls a stop, but not to stand them, just to remove a piece of tape from Lauzon's wrist. Great job by Lavigne to keep them on the ground. Lauzon picks up Miller and slams him down to the mat, looking to advance position. Lauzon locks in a leg-lock attempt, but is too high and unable to get it.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lauzon

Round 3: Miller drops Lauzon with an inside leg kick. Combo from Lauzon lands, as Miller looks exhausted. Body shot by Lauzon, but Miller takes him down with an inside leg kick again. Miller not engaging on the ground, and Lauzon back to his feet. Lauzon still moving forward, and Miller appears to be throwing much weaker strikes. Another cut on the left eye of Lauzon. Lauzon looks like he is straight off The Walking Dead, just a zombie moving forward, going after Miller. Lauzon lands a knee to the body and Miller is wobbled. Pair of kicks to the feet of each fighter. Two minutes left and Miller back to the attack, throwing lefts and a kick to the lead leg. Miller misses an elbow as we head under a minute. Lauzon shoots for a heel-hook or an ankle lock with just seconds left. A guillotine choke by Lauzon but Miller hangs on and this one is over.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lauzon

Jim Miller def. Joe Lauzon via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Related Content

Get more great MMA news and analysis over at Fightline.


Popular Video