Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir
Mir’s left knee is heavily bandaged. The titans collide in the center of the Octagon and Lesnar takes Mir down with a body lock. Mir looks for a kneebar and Lesnar has none of it. Lesnar smothers Mir from the top position in half guard. Lesnar controls the left arm of Mir as he punches the head with his free hand. The crowd is growing restless but Lesnar is scoring with short right hands to the head. Lesnar has his forearm behind Mir’s head and it’s proving to be effective as a neck crank. Mir, now bleeding from several points on his swollen face, frees his head and starts to work on the left arm of Lesnar. He pays for it as Lesnar peppers the face with his massive fists.
Lesnar takes Mir down and then lets him up. Mir pounces and blasts Lesnar with two knees, the second of which was a beautiful jumping knee to the chin as Lesnar had control of his other leg. Lesnar is rocked but he gets a takedown after the risky knee from Mir. Lesnar has his opponent trapped face down against the cage and a serious beating unfolds. Mir aborbs one savage right hand after the other until referee Herb Dean steps in to save him. A punch-drunk Mir stands after the stoppage and Lesnar is ready to go again. He’s held back as Mir tries to figure out which area code he is currently in. The fans boo and Lesnar flicks off the fans and then eggs them on in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan. The official time is 1:48 of round two.
Brock Lesnar def. Frank Mir via TKO (punches) at 1:48 of Round 2 to retain the UFC Heavyweight title. [Credit: Sherdog.com]