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Donald Cerrone Finishes Jim Miller In His First Ever Main Event

Andrew Ravens

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Donald Cerrone – Jim Miller lived up to the expectations of a fantastic main event. Donald Cerrone got his third straight win of 2014 with a head kick finish over Miller in the second round of the main event of UFC Fight Night 45.

Cerrone (23-6-1) has three wins by knockout, 15 wins by submission and five by decision in his MMA career. In his last four fights he is 3-1, he lost to Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision back in August of 2013. Since then he has been on a three fight winning streak with wins over Evan Dunham via Triangle Choke back in November, then a 1st RD knockout win over Adriano Martins in January of this year. Finally, in his last fight he beat Edson Barboza via rear naked choke last month at UFC on Fox 11.

Miller (24-4-1) has three wins coming by knockout, 14 wins by submission and 7 fights wins by decision. He has only been finished once in his career and that a submission loss against Nate Diaz. He has won his last two fights, the first one came by armbar over Fabricio Camoes in the first round back at UFC 168. He beat Yancy Medeiros at UFC 172 via Guillotine Choke in the first round.

Here is the play by play from that fight:

Round 1: Cerrone lands a knee to the gut of Miller, but Miller shrugs it off. Miller lands a nice combo early in this one. Cerrone lands a big knee to the body of Miller, but Jim clinches and puts him on the fence. Cerrone escapes, but only to be taken down once again. Cerrone get’s up, Cerrone lands a straight right. Miller eats a knee to the gut, Cerrone lands a head kick. Miller clinches, he puts Cerrone on the fence and connects with a takedown. Cerrone reverses and get’s to his feet almost immediately. Miller lands a big right that has Cerrone stunned, but Cerrone presses on to the second round.

Round 2: Cerrone kicks Miller in the gut and he tries to finish, but the referee steps in and gives him time. Cerrone lands a leg kick, he is starting to open up with kicks and aiming at the body of Miller. Cerrone lands another body kick and it hurts Miller again. They exchange, Miller is back peddling. Miller shoots, but Cerrone sidesteps him. Miller lands a nice overhand left, he is starting to fight back with inside leg kicks. Cerrone hits a major league head kick and drops Miller. HOLY! This one is over. What a head kick!

Result: Donald Cerrone def. Jim Miller via knockout (kick) – Round 2, 3:31

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