“UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller” took place Saturday inside IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Lightweight Nate Diaz (Pictured) continued his impressive run by submitting Jim Miller in the show’s featured attraction. The victory marked Diaz’s third straight since dropping back down to the 155-pound division.
Johny Hendricks pulled out a razor-thin split decision win over Josh Koscheck in the co-main event.
It was the night of the upsets, as three of the four underdogs who fought during the live FOX broadcast pulled through.
Quick Results (Play-by-Play):
Karlos Vemola Defeated Mike Massenzio via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1:07 in the 2ndRound
Roland Delorme Defeated Nick Denis via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:59 in the 1stRound
Dennis Bermudez Defeated Pablo Garza via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Danny Castillo Defeated John Cholish via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Louis Gaudinot Defeated John Lineker via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:54 in the 2ndRound
John Hathaway Defeated Pascal Krauss via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
John Dodson Defeated Tim Elliott via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28,)
Michael Johnson Defeated Tony Ferguson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lavar Johnson Defeated Pat Barry via TKO (Punches) 4:38 in the 1stRound
Alan Belcher Defeated Rousimar Palhares via TKO (Strikes) at 4:18 in the 1stRound
Johny Hendricks Defeated Josh Koscheck via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Nate Diaz Defeated Jim Miller via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:09 in the 2ndRound
Fight of the Night:
Louis Gaudinot and John Lineker ($65,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Nate Diaz ($65,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Lavar Johnson ($65,000)
According to UFC president Dana White, 10,788 fans packed the arena, garnering a live gate of $1.1 million.
Koscheck wasn’t going to complain about the controversial decision loss. However, he thought he won the first and third rounds.
Diaz is down to wait for a title shot or fight Anthony Pettis next. White said Diaz will sit the sidelines and challenge for the crown.
Miller admitted Diaz controlled their bout from beginning to end.
White claimed a scrap between welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks would be “interesting.”
White had Koscheck and Hendricks tied going into the final frame. He felt if Kos did more damage in the 3rdRound, he could have won.
Gaudinot was very humble in victory. Thankful to be a UFC fighter.
White suggested Gaudinot should cut his hair. The flyweight countered by saying White sounded like his girlfriend.
White appeared to taunt Bellator by boasting Eddie Alvarez was sitting next to him during the fights.
Koscheck said he’s ready to fight again immediately, despite the massive swelling around his right eye.