With both Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir riding impressive waves heading into their co-main event bout at last night’s (Sat., September 5, 2015) UFC 191 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, a potentially historic slugfest was anticipated from the former champs.
Unfortunately, that never quite materialized, as Arlovski and Mir didn’t seem to get much rhythm going in the clinch-heavy bout that earned several restarts from John McCarthy. Mir did maintain a small amount of top control, but Arlovski peppered him with some crisp punches late in the fight to bloody him and win a unanimous decision.
Some, including UFC president Dana White, thought that Mir had won, but it will be ‘The Pitbull’ that continues climbing towards title contention in the midst of his unlikely resurgence. Watch the precious few highlights of his win over Mir courtesy of UFC on FOX above.