UFC 155 Results Recap: Jim Miller wins a war with Joe Lauzon

Posted on December 30, 2012, 12:06 AM by Mike Drahota
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UFC 155 is in the books and Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon fought an absolute bloody war, where Joe Lauzon was bloodied early on by a vicious series of elbows from Miller. Miller came out extremely aggressive and seemed to land at will, but Lauzon never quit. More of the same came in the second as Lauzon continued to bleed out while trying to gain some ground. Lauzon ended the fight with some deep submission attempts but fell just a bit short, as Miller was saved by the bell while caught in a tight choke. 

Tim Boetsch came into his bout with Costa Philippou riding quite a large amount of hype. But Philippou derailed that with a brutal striking clinic after replacing the originally scheduled Chris Weidman. Boetsch fought tough throughout the early stages, winning the first round with a takedown, but ultimately was beaten down by the relentless striking of Philippou, who bloodied Boetsch in the second. 

In other action, Yushin Okami brought his best skills to the table against Alan Belcher, who was the favored fighter also riding the hype train. Yushin utilized his smothering top game with great avail, avoiding many attempts at a guillotine from Belcher. He never appeared in too much imminent danger and had a big win. Derek Brunson dominated the return of Chris Leben, using great wrestling to never let Leben get his trademark power established.        

UFC 155 Full Results:

Main Card:

Cain Velasquez def. Junior dos Santos via Unanimous Decision

Jim Miller def. Joe Lauzon via Unanimous Decision

Costa Philippou via Tim Boetsch by R3 TKO (Strikes)

Yushin Okami def. Alan Belcher via Unanimous Decision 

Derek Brunson def. Chris Leben via Unanimous Decision 

Preliminary Card:

Eddie Wineland def. Brad Pickett via Split Decision

Erik Perez def. Byron Bloodworth by R1 TKO (Strikes)

Jamie Varner def. Melvin Guillard via Split Decision

Myles Jury def. Michael Johnson via Unanimous Decision

Todd Duffee def. Phil DeFries via R1 TKO (Strikes)

John Moraga def. Chris Cariaso via R3 Submission (Guillotine Choke)

Max Holloway def. Leonard Garcia via Split Decision

Lowkick.com Fight Night Awards:

Performance of the Night:

Not surprisingly, Cain Velasquez earns the nod here for his brutal grinding win over Junior dos Santos. An impressive win here, to say the least.

Finish of the Night:

Erik Perez gets the award here for his impressive first round finish of Byron Bloodworth. The fight marks his thirdfirst round win in a row, marking an impressive run for the "El Goyito". 

Upset of the Night:

Not to be redundant here, but Cain Velasquez put on such an unexpected performance against a seemingly unstoppable champion in Junior dos Santos that the double award is just plainly justified. 



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  • TheMacMuch
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    Anton you did it
    you just did it again !!
    tell us your secrests

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  • grandslam
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    It wasn't just Anton this time.

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  • highkick12
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    Lauzon and Miller was the only fight of this card I really enjoyed.

    Junior looked terrible just standing still with his hands down.

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  • KeithFarrell
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    What a way to end the year with the resurgence of one of the best fighters to have ever walked the planet.
    Cain proved that he can destroy any human being and Junior showed that while he has unbelievable, superhuman heart and chin... there is a few things he needs to work on and plan for (primarily striking while pressured).

    Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon may just be the best fight of the year 2012. Jim Miller put the performance of his life on and Lauzon reminded us of his warrior spirit but also let us know he may never reach the highest of the high levels in MMA competition

    Top Two fights were insane and a perfect way to finish the year, a couple of other good fights like Guillard/Varner. but it' a shame the rest of the card was rubbish.

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  • azzkika
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    What fights were you watching? The prelims and main card fights were all great. Of course Lauzon-Miller was the stand out fight but that was to be expected with Lauzon. And get off Cains nuts FFS.

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  • KeithFarrell
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    Yea that Leben Brunson fight was a real technical clinic and that Okami fight was a great back and forth war!

    I don't mind seeing one guy controlling another but it's not much fun when the controlling guy does nothing with the control except ride the clock out.

    Thee were some good fights but you can't say this card was as good as you expected (except the three of 4 fights that did deliver)

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  • Earney
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    he Cain won

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