Former TUF fighters Ross Pearson and Cole Miller kicked off UFC Fight Night 22’s main card with an enjoyable two round scrap.
In the first round Miller used his reach advantage to good effect, but as the round progressed Pearson started to adjust and found some success with counter-punches and leg kicks in particular.
Early in the second Miller looked to take the fight to the floor but Pearson quickly shrugged him off and looked to establish a striking advantage. Miller had other plans though and appeared to daze the Brit with a straight right before quickly following up with a flying knee which just missed, and then a left hand which finds it’s mark and drops Pearson to the canvas, quickly followed by a right for good measure.
Wasting no time Miller then seized Pearson’s back and forced a quick tap via rear-naked choke.
It’s a good win for Miller who backs up his pre-fight talk about wanting more fighters to try to finish fights rather than just sailing to decision wins. He now improves to 16-4, while Pearson drops to 11-4.