EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Nate Diaz continued his dominant return to the UFC lightweight division and defeated Jim Miller by submission in the second round to win the main event of the promotion’s third major network card on Fox.
Diaz stopped Miller with a guillotine choke at 4:09 of the second round and earned a shot at the lightweight crown later this year. Diaz dominated the short time they were in the octagon, using his range to land big strikes and force Miller to tap Saturday night at the Izod Center.
Miller’s face was already bloodied by the time the New Jersey crowd started a “Let’s go Miller!” chant to rally the hometown fighter. The season five winner of “The Ultimate Fighter” taunted Miller moments before he rolled him over and locked in his submission hold.