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Round 1 - Referee "Big" John McCarthy in the cage for the evening's final prelim. Phan takes the center and eats a front kick. Miller jabs and lands a lead hook. Miller busy early and keeping distance. Phan pushes inside but doesn't do anything with the position. Miller's length is the early key. Phan starting to close the hap and lands clean to the body. Miller with a front kick and a high kick. Miller with a solid right hand. Phan is staying busy, and he leaps in with a left. Halfway in. Phan turns up the pressure.Miller lands to body, but Phan answers up top. Phan is finding his rhythm. Phan cuts off the cage and lands a five-punch combination. Excellent work, and he's taking control. Miller's right eye bloodied. Miller creates some space and lands, but Phan pushes back inside and foes to work. Phan continues to land combinations in the final minute. Fun opening round, and MMAjunkie.com favors the late work from Phan, awarding him the round, 10-9.
Round 2 - Miller picks up the pace to start and kicks to the leg. Miller back on the jab and using his distance advantage. Phan walking forward and looking to brawl inside. Miller mixing in high kicks and trying to stay busy. Phan's punches with more zip, but Miller staying a bit busier. Fun stuff on the feet two minutes in. Phan working inside but eats a left hand. Miller kicks the lead leg. Phan catches it but lets it go. Miller jabbing and lands another stiff left. Phan digs to the body, but he's not scoring as frequently as he was in the first. Two minutes left. Thee punches score for Phan. He's mixing up the level and firing in bunches during his best moments. Two big rights from Miller. Phan walking forward, but Miller doing a better job of managing distance this round. Nice left from Phan as Miller spins away.Good work until the end, and Phan may have stolen it on a few cards, but MMAjunkie.com likes Miller, 10-9.
Round 3 - Phan rushing in to open the third. He lands flush, and Miller staggers away. Phan had retreated, but he rushes forward. Miller in trouble, but he's firing back. Tense opening minute. Phan trying to keep the pressure up, and he just misses a high kick. Miller retreating and firing, but he still looks a little shaken. Still, he's keeping space. He shoots in, but Phan easily pushes him away. Phan works again o the body and then jabs the head. Phan has plenty of energy, and he's staying very active. Punches to the body score with power. Miller with an uppercut. Two minutes left. Miller needs something big, but Phan is the one landing the best shots. Phan stalking and avoiding any haymakers. Miller is landing, but Phan is always there to answer. Final minute. Miller lands several straights and throws a high kick. Phan moving away and countering well. Miller just misses a high knee. Fight ends, and it was a good one. MMAjunkie.com gives the final round to Phan, 10-9, awarding him the fight 29-28. Nam Phan def. Cole Miller via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
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