Round 1 – Main-card action will get underway here in Georgia with a home-state favorite in Miller. He gets a nice pop from the modest crowd. Herb Dean will look in on this one. The two gauge distance early, Miller on the outside to start and offering a handful of kicks. Miller gets inside first and fires off a few quick punches. Sicilia tries to come forward, but Miller sidesteps him. The taller Miller stays outside, circling away from Sicilia’s power. Then he lands a glancing front kick and follows it with a couple quick punches. But Sicilia gets a couple off in close quarters, then one to the body and head right after moments later. Both are throwing with bad intentions, but neither is landing. Miller appears content to play a little defense. It’s a pretty tight first round, but MMAjunkie will give it to Miller – by a hair, 10-9.
Round 2 -Miller lands a right hand and appears to stun Sicilia, and he tries to capitalize. Sicilia has a nice mouse under his left eye. He can’t fully take advantage. But seconds later, he lands again, then swarms. He has Sicilia in all kinds of trouble on the feet, and Sicilia tries to drop down. Miller gets on top in side control with more than three minutes to work. He easily takes Sicilia’s back, wraps up a rear-naked choke and gets the tap. The home-state crowd goes nuts for Miller, who set everything up with a great big right hand.
Result: Cole Miller def. Sam Sicilia via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:54