Michael Bisping vs. 'Mayhem' Miller FightMetric Report

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Michael Bisping and Jason Miller met at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale with Bisping coming out the winner by third round TKO. It was a dominant performance which saw Miller fade badly as he ran out of gas only to have Bisping turn up the heat as he pinned Miller against the cage and opened up with power shots.

Fight Metric has released their report on the fight and it does tell the story of a one-sided beating:

  • In the first round Miller landed more strikes and had the takedown which gave him the nod in the round.
  • Round 2 saw Bisping land 64 strikes (51 significant) to Miller's 6 strikes (all significant). Miller only landed 12.5% of his strikes in the round to Bisping's 61.5%. That gave Bisping a 272-15 edge for the round on FightMetric's effectiveness score.
  • Miller was able to land 4 of 24 strikes in the third round for a roughly 17% connect rate to Bisping's 69 of 98 and 70% connect rate.

Miller simply got outclassed. And talking about how it was Miller's cardio and not anything Bisping did is nonsense. Miller got tired because he was in a fight, not just because it suddenly got hard for him to breathe. And Bisping, despite the fact that he was also getting tired, was upping his workrate, not letting Miller recover, and busting up his face.

SBN coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale

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