In a close featherweight scrap during UFC on FX 2's prelims, Steven Siler defeated Cole Miller by unanimous decision. Both Siler and Miller were able to land some good shots on each other throughout the fight. But in the end, it was Siler who earned the win.
Here's what we learned from the fight.
What We'll Remember About This Fight
Both Siler and Miller proved that they are tough to put out. While Siler landed more shots, Miller landed some good ones as well. Siler landed more combinations during the first two rounds, but Miller was able to turn it on in the third.
If this fight had more rounds, it could have been a win for Miller.
What We Learned About Cole Miller
This bout was the first time Miller fought at featherweight since 2006. Although he was out stuck in the first two rounds, Miller was able to come back in the third and put Siler on his back. Miller's first UFC fight at featherweight may be a loss, but he should give it another go before moving back up.
What We Learned About Steven Siler
Siler proved that he can hang with a veteran like Miller. Siler landed some good combinations during the course of the bout and even had Miller hurt at one point. He was also able to survive a late comeback by Miller.
What's Next for Miller
A bout with George Roop, another tall and lanky featherweight could be an interesting fight for Miller.
What's Next for Siler
If Siler's fellow TUF castmate Bryan Caraway does not drop to bantamweight, he could be a good opponent for him.