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Rousimar Palhares And Dan Miller Put On A Doozy At UFC 134

The fight had more of MMA's patented "holy shit did you see that?" moments than your average three or four fight cards. Rousimar Palhares thought he finished Dan Miller in the first round and stopped the assault to celebrate. Unfortunately for him, Referee Herb Dean hadn't stopped the fight. When the action resumed, Miller actually dropped Palhares with a short straight punch. Palhares hung on to survive the first round.

Palhares had dropped Miller with a head kick and followed up with savage ground and pound. But after landing three or four shots on the downed Miller he assumed Herb Dean was stopping the fight. Palhares jumped atop the cage and had to be pulled back down.

UFC 134 results: Rousimar Palhares defeats Dan Miller via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-25).

In the second, Palhares came out on a mission and battered Miller with a frenzy of bludgeoning blows. He scored enough in the first two rounds for one judge to award him two rounds by 10-8. It's an indicator of how crazy the fight was and how back and forth the action was that the judges came up with three radically different scores but the same decision -- Palhares won the fight on all ballots.