This is the UFC on FOX 21 live blog for Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Lauzon, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Miller, who has lost three of his past five fights, on the main card.
Check out the UFC on FOX 21 live blog below.
Round 1: Here we go! The rematch between Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller is up to open up the main card. The referee for this fight will be 'Big' John McCarthy. Both fighters move to the center of the cage and touch gloves. Right off the bat both guys start swinging. Miller throws a left body kick, Lauzon catches it, and drops for a heel hook. Miller rolls, and escapes. The fight is back on its feet. Not a bad start. Three minutes left. Miller staying on the outside, while Lauzon presses forward. They clinch against the cage. Miller goes for a spinning elbow and falls to the canvas. Lauzon on half gurad looks to land elbows. Hard right elbow by Lauzon. Miller gets back to his feet. One minute left. Miller landing nice combinations. Miller shoots for the double and fails to get it. Ten seconds left. Miller landing some nice body shots to end the round.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Miller
Round 2: They touch gloves. Lauzon is pressing forward and controlling the octagon, but Miller seems to be landing the better shots. Nice left hook by Lauzon. Both guys slugging it out against the cage. They both land good shots. Miller seems to be starting to press forward a little more in this round. Lauzon backing up. Two minutes left. Miller throws a body kick, falls, and Lauzon takes top control. Lauzon attacking with the kimura. Miller defends well. One minute left. Nice short elbows by Lauzon. Excellent top control by Lauzon, landing a steady flow of ground and pound. The bell rings and the second round is over.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Lauzon. Overall 19-19.
Round 3: The final round is up. This one might decide who takes home the win. Miller lands a nice uppercut and begins to unload on Lauzon. Lauzon taking a beating here but firing back. Lauzon pressing forward now, but still getting tagged by Miller. Lauzon shoots for a single, switches to a double and takes Miller down right by the cage. We're half way through the round. Lauzon mounts Miller for a second, but Miller shrimps back to half guard. Two minutes left. Miller goes to turtle position and get back up. Lauzon stays on Miller. Miller is back on his feet. They exchange for a little and Lauzon clinches Miller up against the cage. Miller goes for a trip and ends up on bottom. Tons of pressure by Lauzon. Lauzon hits an armbar with 10 seconds left. The bell rings before he can get the submission.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Lauzon. Overall, 29-29 Lauzon.
Official result: Jim Miller def. Joe Lauzon via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)