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Frank Mir Replaces Alistair Overeem in UFC 146

Written on April 21, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Frank Mir is tapped as Overeem's replacement in UFC 146, originally expected to face Cain Velasquez.

Alistair Overeem’s looming trouble with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for failing a pre-fight drug testing has cost him a fight. Apparently, UFC can no longer wait for him to get his fighter’s license and pulled him out of UFC 146. UFC Dana White has made this announcement, late Friday night.

Overeem is replaced by Frank Mir, who will now face Junior Dos Santos in the main event of UFC 146. Mir was originally slated to fight Cain Velasquez in the same event. White did not reveal if Velasquez’ will receive a new opponent, so his status is still uncertain.

Overeem already applied for a Nevada fighter’s license and is set to appear in front of the NSAC, this Tuesday.

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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Breaks Right Arm During Fight with Frank Mir in UFC 140

Written on December 12, 2011 by Clive Wilson

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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's Right Arm Cranked in a Horrific Position

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira got his right arm cranked and broken by his opponent Frank Mir in UFC 140. By the time Nogueira decided to tap and submit to a kimura, his arm was already twisted to a horrific position. Mir has won the fight.

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Dennis Hallman will Face John Makdessi at UFC 140

Written on September 11, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Dennis Hallman will cut down to 155lbs, as he is set to face John Makdessi at UFC 140.

After a decade, Dennis Hallman will return to lightweight division when he lock horns with John Makdessi on UFC 140.

Dennis Hallman was carrying a two-fight winning streak when he was knocked out by Brian Ebersole at UFC 133. John Makdessi, on the other hand, is carrying victories over Pat Audinwood and Kyle Watson from UFC 124 and 129 respectively.

UFC 140 will go down on December 10 at the Air Canada Centre, and will feature a heavyweight battle between former champions — Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

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Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs Frank Mir Rematch, Set for UFC 140

Written on September 08, 2011 by Lulu

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After defeating Brendan Schaub at UFC 134, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will now have his shot at redemption, as he faces Frank Mir at UFC 140.

After he dispatched Brendan Schaub at UFC 134, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will face Frank Mir in a rematch at the upcoming UFC 140 on December 10 in Toronto. UFC president, Dana White, announced on Wednesday that verbal agreements between the two of the premiere submission specialist are in place.

The two fighters fought each other in the main event of UFC 92 after serving as opposing coaches on the 8th season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Frank Mir had defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by TKO in the second round. The said bout marked the first time Big Nog was finished, and it also cost him the interim UFC heavyweight championship. Now, he finally gets his shot at redemption when the promotion returns to Toronto.

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Five Matches to Make After UFC 134

Written on September 01, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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With UFC 134: Silva vs Okami now in the books, it's time to move on to the next chapter.

Last Saturday at UFC 134, Anderson Silva made Yushin Okami looked like less than ordinary, as the reigning middleweight champion defeated one of the best challenger in the sport. It was The Spider’s ninth successful title defense, with a 15-fight win streak. That said, it could be a no brainer if fans will run out of superlatives to describe Anderson Silva’s fighting prowess in the future.

But moving on, check out what matches would fans would like to see after UFC 134 by taking a leap.

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MMA’s Best Fighter: Frank Mir

Written on June 25, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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A heavy-handed, heavyweight fighter makes his way to Fighting Insder's list of MMA's Best Fighters. A round of applause to Frank Mir!

Frank Mir was born on May 24, 1979 as Francisco Santos Miranda. He is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion and Interim Heavyweight Champion, who holds the record for most number of victories in the heavyweight division with 13 wins.

While watching UFC 1: The Beginning, Frank Mir was not yet convinced with the benefits of learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Then his father convinced him to learn wrestling to avoid submissions. He started wrestling for Bonanza High School in Las Vegas, where he lost his first nine matches during his junior years. Then he went 44-1 during his senior years en route to a state championship title.

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Dana White, Disappointed with Frank Mir’s Performance

Written on May 30, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Despite the victory, Frank Mir was still unable to give the audience and Dana White an awe-inspiring performance at UFC 130 last Saturday.

Frank Mir defeated Roy Nelson at UFC 130 last Saturday night by rattling the latter with knees and takedowns. However, both the fans and Dana White voiced out their displeasure with the bout’s lack of action. Moreover, the UFC president elaborated his disappointed on Frank Mir after the post-fight press conference.

“I think this time, with the co-main event I was disappointed in both guys, not just in Frank. I was more disappointed in Frank on that last card, even though he ends up getting a knockout. Frank Mir is a two-time world champion, he’s been around for a long time, he’s a super talented guy, and I expect more of him.”

Dana White informed the people that Frank Mir went to the hospital after the match due to fractured jaw and rib. However, the fighter’s wife posted on Twitter that Frank Mir’s jaw was not broken. As for Roy Nelson, the UFC president said that he has scheduled a meeting with the TUF 10 winner later this week. Dana White even added that while Frank Mir has two consecutive wins already, the fighter is still not in the running for a heavyweight title shot.

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UFC 130 Main Card Preview

Written on May 28, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Before UFC 130 takes into action, check out Fighting Insider's main card preview.

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Matt Hamill now takes the UFC 130 main event, with both Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard injured. While this match-up seems likely to impact the pay-per-view buy rate, the odds remain the same for the other bouts in the card.

So before UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill kicks off later at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, here is Fighting Insider’s main card preview.

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Frank Mir and Roy Nelson, to Set Aside Friendship on UFC 130

Written on May 27, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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Frank Mir and Roy Nelson are neither close friends nor enemies. But the two of them will still go on a showdown at UFC 130.

Roy Nelson and Frank Mir said on their recent interviewthat they will set aside mutual friendship for a while, as they battle each other at UFC 130.

They are both Las Vegas natives and residents, and are also frequent training partners. But Roy Nelson denied that they are close friends. He admits that they train Jiu-jitsu together, but they were neither really friends nor enemies. They only regard each other as acquaintance.

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Edgar and Maynard Both Injured, UFC 130 Takes a Shuffle

Written on May 10, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 130 is Edgar vs Maynard 3 no more, as both fighters bow out from their much-awaited rematch.

Lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar, and undefeated contender, Gray Maynard, both withdrew from their highly anticipated UFC 130 rematch due to undisclosed injuries. That said, UFC officials promoted the Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs Matt Hamill co-main event as the tournament’s main attraction. Meanwhile, a heavyweight showdown between Frank Mir and Roy Nelson will serve as UFC 130’s co-main event.

Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard had an early frontrunner for ‘Fight of the Year’ last New Year’s Day, when both fighters fought to a draw at UFC 125. The latter nearly finished the first round with barrage of power punches, but the reigning lightweight king survived it.

The UFC 130 will take place on May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. With the tournament headlining a new pair of fighters, will this affect the event’s ticket sales?

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