Nate Diaz def. Jim Miller by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:09 of the second round
Nate Diaz came into New Jersey and made a huge statement in his main-event Lightweight bout with Jim Miller at UFC on Fox 3 tonight. Diaz was able to latch on to Miller's neck with a power guillotine and there was no escape for Miller, who tapped out for the first time in his career at 4:09 of the second round. Diaz seemingly earned a title shot with the win.
Miller landed a solid leg kick to open the fight. The fighters engaged in a long clinch battle against the fence, with neither getting an advantage. Diaz started to establish his volume boxing game while Miller repeatedly missed with winging right hands. After another extended clinch battle, Miller scooped a leg but couldn't get anything. Diaz landed a left on Miller's chin that appeared to drop him. Diaz tried to spin and take Miller's back, but Miller reversed and got a late takedown. Diaz swept at the bell.
After some Miller kicks to start round two, the fighters clinched against the cage. Miller separated and strafed Diaz with a big elbow. Diaz started dropping his hands, gaining confidence in his boxing. Miller started to bleed. Miller went for a flying knee, which led to some Diaz taunting. Diaz locked on a front headlock and landed a knee, so Miller dropped down. Nate landed some strikes, then locked on a power guillotine. Despite some rolling, Miller had no escape and was forced to tap. Miller appeared to have his tongue out of his mouth and was biting down on it while being squeezed. Yuck.
The win earned Nate Diaz a future UFC lightweight title shot, though that won't be for a while. Miller has now lost two out of his last three bouts.