UFC 159 results: Pat Healy outworked Jim Miller to score submission win

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

The battle of the ginger beards was absolutely as awesome as it sounds. Miller and Healy went back and forth over their 14 minutes bout. In the end, Healy had his hand raised after locking in an RNC.

Lightweights Jim Miller and Pat Healy got the main card of UFC 159 started off.

To start out the fight, the two two exchanged from distance. Miller repeatedly caught Healy putting too much weight on his lead leg and kicked it out from under him. Takedown from Miller. Healy attempted an omoplata from bottom halguard, but Miller scrambled and got back control. He transitioned from the crucifix position to an armbar attempt before Healy escaped. Takedown from Healy this time that lead to him taking Miller's back. Miller stood up only to get tossed back to the ground. Armbar attempt from Miller, healy rolled out only to eat shots and get busted open in the closing seconds.

Healy forced the clinch battle early in the second. He hit a good trip, but Miller got right back up before pushing Healy off. Healy hit the takedown against the cage. Miller looked to attack from his back but ate a lot of ground-and-pound shots from Healy in the process. Cut over Miller's eye as he tried to stand up and gave up his back. Rear naked choke attempt from Healy leads to mount. Miller pulls an incredible escape and gets on top of Healy's back. Round 2 ended with Miller holding a front headlock.

Miller looked to clinch up early in the final round. Healy shrugged him off. Another inside leg kick made Healy stumble, but he got right back up and staggered Miller with a punch. Another takedown from Healy. Miller trying to set up an escape, but Healy holding dominant position as he transitioned to the back. Healy set up the rear naked choke with strikes. Miller tried to hold out but Herb Dean stopped the fight when his arms went limp.

Pat Healy submitted Jim Miller with a rear naked choke at 4:02 of round 3


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