Cole Miller came into his bout with Sam Sicilia looking to make a statement. Miller knew he was better in every area, and he proved this tonight at UFC Fight Night. Miller established his jab earlier, and in the second, he rocked Sicilia with a beautiful left hook. He followed it up with a perfectly timed straight right, sending Sicilia to the canvas.
Miller would lock up a rear-naked choke, and that was all she wrote. Miller proved to be the better fighter both on the feet and on the ground, and the win gives him his 21st inside the octagon. He’s on a two-fight winning streak, and he’s going to be a tough outing for anyone in the featherweight division. At the end of the fight, Miller went on to call out Donald Cerrone, which is a bout that Miller has wanted ever since joining the UFC back in 2007.
Both of these fighters have a feud with each other, so you could rest assured that both would talk some trash leading up to the bout, if it’s ever booked. Cerrone has yet to fight in the featherweight division, and one has to wonder if he could ever make the weight, given that he looks a little drawn out even at lightweight. To help him out, Miller told Cerrone he would send over Mike Dolce, one of the most successful diet experts in MMA, to help him out.
Whoever Miller fights next inside the UFC, it’s clear he’s turned over a new leaf ever since losing to Manny Gamburyan. Miller put the featherweight division on notice tonight.