In a highly anticipated matchup, Jim Miller and Alexander Hernandez faced off at UFC Vegas 69. Despite Miller’s valiant efforts, Hernandez emerged as the victor in a unanimous decision.
The first round saw Miller come out strong, quickly taking control of the center of the Octagon. He landed a series of big strikes, including a head kick, that wobbled Hernandez. Despite this, Hernandez remained calm and composed, weathering the storm and trying to find his rhythm.
Hernandez came out strong in the second round, increasing his pace and volume. He began to find his range and landed several significant strikes of his own. Miller struggled to maintain his earlier momentum, as Hernandez continued to pick up steam and control the pace.
The third round was a back-and-forth affair, with both fighters taking and giving damage. Both men entered the final minutes with blood on their faces. Miller swept Hernandez’s leg and took his back, working for a rear-naked choke. Although he came close at times, Hernandez was able to escape and avoid submission before the bell rang.
Hernandez Wins by Unanimous Decision After a grueling 15 minutes, Hernandez was declared the winner by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
Despite Miller’s early dominance, Hernandez was able to weather the storm and take control, securing a well-deserved victory.
For Hernandez, the victory was a much-needed rebound from a two loss streak. Although he has faced tough competition since his UFC debut in 2018, he has struggled to find consistency in his results. With this win, he is halfway to his first multi win streak since 2018.
Most fights in UFC history and not slowing down soon!!@JimMiller_155 makes the walk in his record 41st UFC fight TOMORROW at #UFCVegas69! pic.twitter.com/fYIfL6WIxM
— UFC (@ufc) February 18, 2023
Jim Miller added to his impressive record in the UFC. He surpassed Diego Sanchez for fifth place on the all-time accumulated UFC cage time standings, and extended his lead as the all-time UFC fights leader to two, with a total of 41. While the defeat snapped a three win streak, Miller remains a respected veteran of the sport.
Take a bow @JimMiller_155 Hernandez was awesome also but to still be going at such a pace at 40 is very impressive.
— michael (@bisping) February 19, 2023
Jim Miller is a living Legend #UFCVegas69
— Chris Curtis The Action Man (@Actionman513) February 19, 2023
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