Andy Ogle will take on Cole Miller at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester on October 26th. “The Little Axe” will go into his third UFC fight looking to make it 2 wins in a row, where Miller will be heading into his 15th UFC fight and could well be fighting for his job.
Miller had a successful run at LW going 7-3 with all but one win coming by a finish. Since deciding to move down to 145lbs Miller has not had the best of times winning just once in 4 outings, with the last fight being a very controversial loss to Manny Gamburyan. Another loss would put Miller on a 2 fight losing streak and 1-4 in his past 5, so the American Top Team product desperately needs a win.
Standing across the cage will be Andy Ogle; the Newcastle native reached the semi-final of the one and only live TUF season before being KO’d by Al Iaquinta, one fight short of the final.
Ogle’s record stands at 1-1 in the UFC, with a debatable loss to Akira Corassani and an impressive win over Josh Grispi. Ogle has shown an ability to outwork and grind out results, and this is often how Miller loses his fights, Miller has shown against a number of opponents he is a finisher, perhaps most impressively against Ross Pearson where he blasted the Brit on the feet before choking him out back in 2010.
Ogle will likely look to push the pace and outwork his opponent with the home crowd cheering him on Miller will hunt for submissions any time he is put on his back, and Ogle will hope his training with submission whiz Paul Sass at Team Kabon will pay dividends avoiding Millers dangerous submission game and deliver punishment from the top. On the feet Miller will look to use kicks and punches to keep Ogle at the end of his huge reach (6ft 1 tall at 145lbs) whilst the “Little Axe” will look to get inside and land big punches, or clinch up for takedowns.