December 27, 2008

Mir defeats Nogueira to set up Lesnar rematch

Frank Mir defeated UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 92 tonight by second round TKO. The victory sets up a rematch with current UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.

Lesnar (3-1) faced the former champion Mir (12-3) at UFC 81 in February of 2008 in just his second career MMA fight and UFC debut. After dominating the first minute of the fight, Mir caught Lesnar in a knee bar to force a submission at 1:30 of the first round. Lesnar went on to defeat Heath Herring (28-14) in his second UFC fight and earned a title fight against UFC Hall of Fame champion Randy Couture. Lesnar defeated Couture (16-9) by second round TKO to become UFC Heavyweight Champion.
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