It was the only submission loss of Williams' career.. The bout was part of the opening round of the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament. Anthony Jimenez via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 3, 4:56, Pete Rodríguez def. (I’m) still going to have a fight with them, just because there’s a fight left on my fight contract.  However, the pairing was moved to February 1, 2014, at UFC 169. The former UFC heavyweight champion still had one fight remaining on his Bellator contract when it expired on April 1 but, due to the current global landscape with the COVID-19 pandemic, neither Bellator nor Mir (19-13 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) can fulfill their obligations to the other with regard to that final fight.  Despite being the betting underdog, Mir won the fight via knockout in the first round, dropping Silva with a left hook and finishing him with a barrage of ground and pound.  "I like analyzing fights, and I like doing color commentating," he said. Men de siste årene har Mir slitt med å overbevise og har vunnet kun to av sine åtte siste kamper. But he also said that instead of fighting he’s very much open to returning to work behind the commentary desk, even with the UFC, who he starred for between 2001 and 2016. In addition to this illness, his knee was injured during training, for which he had surgery in February 2009. There, Mir’s energy appeared to wane as Wynn landed several punches in guard. Francisco Santos Mir III (/ˈmɪər/; born May 24, 1979), known as Frank Mir, is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler who most recently competed for Bellator MMA in the Heavyweight division. Mir joined the wrestling team at Bonanza High School during his junior year and lost his first nine matches. Jorge Olea via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 1:25, David Briones def.  Mir defeated Traven by armbar at 1:05 of round one, earning "Tapout of the Night" in the process. Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has experienced remarkable highs and crushing lows as he’s endured a roller coaster of a career that has led him to Friday night’s main event at Bellator 231.. Once considered the most dangerous heavyweight on the planet, Mir captured the UFC heavyweight title but was cut down in his prime after a motorcycle accident left him with a twice … Pictures: One Championship ‘Reign Of Dynasties II’, Shoop that Incredulous Cormier / Drug Wars, Khabib will come back for the "right" fight.  This bout was part of a mini-Heavyweight tournament, often hyped by UFC president Dana White. Stefan Struve, UFC 254 ‘Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round , On July 8, 2017 Mir announced that he had been granted his release from the UFC after nearly 16 years with the promotion, despite having six fights left on his contract. Mir. BJ "The Prodigy" Penn. Jack Hermansson har avtalt kamp med Chris Weidman, Diaz tilbake i UFCs oktagon – Alt ligger til rette for McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov, – Krever titalls millioner for å møte McGregor, Ukens Knockout: Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold, Ukens Knockout: Lyoto Machida knocker ut Mark Munoz, Ukens MMA-godbit: Det beste fra Bellator i 2013. , Mir faced Todd Duffee at UFC Fight Night 71 on July 15, 2015. 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Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir is now a free agent and is open to fighting for another promotion or getting behind the mic and doing commentary.  Herb Dean stopped the match at 1:54 of the second round, declaring Mir the winner.  An Interim Heavyweight Championship was created while Mir recovered from surgery, which Andrei Arlovski won by defeating Tim Sylvia via first round submission.  12 of 15 media outlets, however, scored the bout in favor of Arlovski. Despite several leglock attempts by Mir, Freeman achieved side control four minutes into the first round and landed numerous punches and elbows to Mir's head. Traven had previously competed in the UFC (at UFC 11) and was the 1999 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship open class champion. Just days before the historic match up, we follow Frank Mir and Fedor during fight week! The legendary matchup is finally here.  He was the first man to knock out and the first to submit Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira.  He was taken to a nearby hospital where an x-ray showed that his arm was broken in four places, two in both the radius and ulna bones of his right forearm. Frank Mir says he’s now officially a free agent.. , Spike TV announced on May 12, 2008, that former UFC champion Frank Mir would face off with the current UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion and former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira as the coaches for the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter. He won his second fight by triangle choke in the first round, against Dan Quinn at IFC Warriors Challenge 15 on August 31, 2001. He formerly competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for sixteen years. It was a strong finish for Wynn, who passed to side mount and landed big knees to the flanks. Mir won by knockout at 4:21 of the second round. Mir won the bout by unanimous decision after two rounds. Mir possessed the longest uninterrupted tenure of any fighter in UFC history, competing for the company from 2001 to 2016. Francisco Santos Mir III , known as Frank Mir, is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler who most recently competed for Bellator MMA in the Heavyweight division. The Bellator World Heavyweight Grand Prix is going down in 2018! , On April 1, 2020, Mir's contract with Bellator expired, making him a free agent. , Later in 2012, the UFC announced that Mir had been given a one fight sabbatical to compete under the Strikeforce banner to challenge Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament Champion Daniel Cormier.  He won via unanimous decision. Pro fighters had a lot to say about the main card of UFC 254, including the lightweight title unifier between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. Mir har gått kamper i UFC de siste 16 årene, etter å ha gjort sin debut for organisasjonen i 2001 på UFC 34. Mir wasted little time working for a takedown early in the second, and Wynn’s sprawl failed to keep her upright. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje full fight video highlights. It might have been stopped, but the referee instead opted to move the pair out of the corner, burning the final seconds of the round. Despite these handicaps, Nogueira offered strong praise for Mir's performance, with particular credit given to Mir's ability to maintain "very good distance. Magazine that he was grateful for the accident as it gave him time to be with his wife. That's what's going through my mind. 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