Bisping and Miller went head-to-head before the fight and Miller pushed Bisping away from him rather than touching gloves, suggesting some animosity between them. But the fight itself didn't have many fireworks: When the first round started both fighters spent most of the opening frame feeling each other out rather than pressing the action.
In the second round Bisping began to pepper Miller's head with punches, and blood started to trickle down the left side of Miller's face. Miller had no answer for Bisping on his feet, looking slow and hesitant in the stand-up while Bisping looked confident and quick with his hands. It was a dominant second round for Bisping.
Miller actually landed a hard right hook early in the third round, and for a brief moment he appeared to have Bisping in trouble. But Miller just isn't very good on his feet, and Bisping recovered and began to get the better of the exchanges. It was only around the halfway point of the third round when Miller finally took Bisping down, where he would seem to have the advantage, but Bisping controlled Miller in his guard and then quickly got back up to his feet, where the clock ran out.
The judges scored it 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 for Bisping.
"I want to thank Dan Miller," Bisping said afterward. "He's a great guy, I really respect him as an opponent. he's tough, man. ... I'm a little annoyed with myself for not finishing it."
The fans in Las Vegas seemed a little annoyed with Bisping for not finishing it. But Bisping did get the win, improving to 19-3 in his MMA career.
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