Diaz translated his height advantage into physical superiority, dominating Jim Miller from the very first seconds of the fight. Big portion of the fight took place at the fence, and that’s exactly where a bigger, and (proved to be) stronger Nate Diaz imposed his will.
Cesar Gracie product’s stand up skills proved to be too much for Jim Miller, who was unable to execute his gameplan. Miller did his best to fight back as a counter striker, but it was all Nate Diaz at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Round 2 saw Nate Diaz going into full offensive, with intentions to finish Jim Miller decisively. Diaz locked in a tight guillotine choke, then rolled over to a mounted guillotine, which immediately forced Jim Miller to tap out for the first time in his Mixed Martial Arts career.
Nate Diaz is now on a three-fight winning streak, with sights on getting his first shot at the UFC gold after 16 fights inside the Octagon. Diaz’s MMA record now stands at 16-7.
Speaking post-fight on FOX, UFC President Dana White stated that Nate Diaz could fight the former WEC 155lbs champ, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, for the #1 contender spot in the UFC Lightweight division. In his last bout, Pettis impressively knocked out Joe Lauzon back at UFC 144, and is currently on a collision course with Nate Diaz.