Las Vegas, NV | Chiesa wins the a beautiful grappling exchange and takes home the submission victory.
UFC Fight Night 80 will be held on December 10, 2015 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jim Miller vs. Michael Chiesa took place on the main card which aired on UFC Fight Pass.
This is a really high level matchup at lightweight, and I can’t wait to see how it plays out!
Great body lock takedown for Chiesa early. Miller reverses, perfectly and gets top position, but Chiesa immediately began working the triangle. A botched triangle-choke attempt led to a scramble that Miller took full advantage of. Miller quickly seized back control and locked in the body triangle. Good defense by Chiesa to survive the round, but he may very well have lost the round.
A brief striking exchange opens the round, but things quickly return to the mat. Miller works hard for a leg lock but Chiesa defends beautifully and starts opening him up with punches.
And in a beautiful grappling exchange, Chiesa takes control of the neck and finishes via rear-naked choke.
Official Result – Michael Chiesa def. Jim Miller via submission (rear-naked choke) RD 2, 2:57
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