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Cole Miller up for “Submission of the Year” tonight at World MMA Awards live on Versus.com

Cole Miller with an inverted triangle choke kimura of Dan Lauzon. Photo by Dave Mandel / Sherdog

UFC veteran Cole Miller (17-4) was far more focused on just getting to the” World Mixed Martial Arts Awards Show” in Vegas than anything else. The American Top Team lightweight is up for “Submission Of The Year” following his quick and clever inverted triangle choke and kimura that beat Dan Lauzon at UFC 108.

When asked by ProMMAnow.com if this maneuver was part of his game plan, he told us, “It’s just one of those things that happens. It’s definitely a move I have done before in training. My prediction was not to get him in something so unorthodox. It just happened, you take what you can get and go with the flow.”

He faces a world class battle outside of the octagon for this one, however, with other fan favorites such as Matt Hughes, Chris Leben, Anderson Silva and Fabricio Werdum, but he seems confident going into “this round.” “I think I had the coolest submission of the year. I think I had the best one. The way Fabricio hit Fedor, the way he tapped out, that was pretty big. He did it with a pretty big submission. It depends on the fans and how they vote.”

Miller is fresh off a win over “Ultimate Fighter” Season 9 champion Ross Pearson, whom he submitted with a rear-naked choke 1:49 into round two of their lightweight duel at UFC Fight Night 22, Sept. 15  in Austin, Texas. He’s now won 12 fights by submission.

What’s up next for Miller? A speedy and swift trip back to corner for his equally talented younger brother and American Top Team fighter, Micah Miller (15-4) at Tachi Palace Fights 7, which takes place tomorrow. The 23-year-old Miller and three-time WEC veteran faces featherweight champ Isaac DeJesus.

And then its back to South Florida to prepare for his match up with Matt Wiman at “UFC: Fight for the Troops 2” on January 22, 2011.

Check out the other “Submission of the Year” nominees at www.WorldMMAAwards.com and watch the World MMA Awards tonight LIVE starting at 10:30 p.m. ET on Versus.com.

  • edub

    I voted for Anderson’s armbar. That and Fedor’s sub to Werdum were the one’s I went back and forth on. Cole’s was definately the coolest , but the context in which the others happened just put them over the top for me. The fact that Anderson’s won him a fight in which he was being dominated in to continue his unreal streak gave it my vote.

  • http://www.prommanow.com John Buhl

    I agree with all of edub’s points except for ignoring the fact that Silva submitted Sonnen. 11 losses, eight by sub.

  • edub

    Very true, but Sonnen was riding the best streak of his career and was on Roids.

    Who would you give it to John?

  • http://www.prommanow.com John Buhl

    I think I went with Werdum, but it was close between those three.

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