Frank Mir TKO's Mirko Cro Cop late in the Third RoundPosted on September 26, 2010, 12:12 AM by Anton Gurevich
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir recovered well from defeat against Shane Carwin at UFC 111, with a victory over the legendary Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic in the main event of UFC 119 in Indianapolis. The first two rounds lacked the expected action, as Frank Mir decided to test his wrestling skills and Mirko Flipovic's sprawl on several occasions.
Frank Mir managed to connect with Cro Cop's forehad, however the referee Herb Dean was the most active figure during the first round, separating the fighters at the fence on several occasions.
The fighters continued to the third round, with no knockout finish in sight. But the situation changed with less than two minutes to the end of the fight, when Frank Mir out of nowhere managed to connect with a very powerful knee that knocked Mirko Cro Cop out cold. Mir added a few more punches, before Herb Dean stepped in to stop the contest at 4:02 minutes of Round 3.
Frank Mir improves his MMA record to 14-5, adding another victory over a Pride legend to his record. Frank Mir will possibly face the loser of UFC 121 bout between Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez, or his original UFC 119 opponent, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
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