Oliveira cames out firing high kicks and shooting in for take downs. Miller stuffed the take down and shot in for a successful one of his own. Oliveira immediately worked for arm bars and triangles. Then he want after Miller's leg. Miller then locked in a knee bar and forced the tap.
The fight had big implications for the lightweight division as it pitted the veteran Miller, 7-1 in the UFC with his only loss to #3 ranked Gray Maynard, against the red-hot Oliveira, 2-0 in the UFC, 14-0 overall.