Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nate Marquardt’s striking too much for Dan Miller at UFC 128

Nate Marquardt was solid but far from spectacular in taking out Dan Miller tonight at UFC 128.

His inability to post a highlight reel finish was really more about Miller being a pest than Marquardt performing poorly. Miller ate some big rights and was just dangerous enough on the ground to keep Marquardt from going for broke. The judges gave Marquardt a unanimous decision victory, 30-27 on all three cards, in Newark, N.J.

It looked like the game plan called for Marquardt (31-10-1, 10-4 UFC) to keep the fight standing. He held his hands low throughout looking to nail Miller with right hand leads. Marquardt found a home for those rights in all three rounds and turned Miller's head on a few occasions, but the big underdog exhibited an excellent chin.

The fact that Miller (13-5, 5-4 UFC) lasted all 15 minutes against a top 10 middleweight was impressive considering he was only told last Saturday that he'd be fighting Marquardt.


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