In the midst of the main card at UFC 128, Jim Miller and Kamal Shalorus had an exciting lightweight showdown. For the most part of the first round, Miller was able to stay out of Shalorus' range, working a variety of strikes that caused a big mouse to pop up under Shalorus' left eye. Most notably, Shalorus ate a massive head kick, but kept on coming. Shalorus did manage to get some work on top in at the end of the round after Miller pulled guard looking for a guillotine, but they were stood up shortly after.
The second round saw Miller work even more solid strikes, but the highlight of the round was Miller working from Shalorus' back with a body triangle, looking for a rear naked choke. Shalorus' defended well, but couldn't escape, and Miller easily took the round.
More of the same in the third round, and it looked like Miller would easily take a decision, but he would have none of it. A vicious upper cut sent Shalorus' back pedaling, and Miller cracked him with a beautiful knee as Shalorus' started to change levels, Shalorus crumbled, and Miller pounced, securing a TKO finish.