Frank Mir

UFC 81: Breaking Point Results

Antonio Nogueira def. Tim Sylvia - Submission (Guillotine)
Frank Mir def. Brock Lesnar - Submission (Kneebar)
Nate Marquardt def. Jeremy Horn - Submission (Guillotine)
Ricardo Almeida def. Rob Yundt - Submission (Guillotine)
Tyson Griffin def. Gleison Tibau - Unanimous Decision
Chris Lytle def. Kyle Bradley - TKO (Strikes)
Tim Boetsch def. David Heath - TKO (Strikes)
Marvin Eastman def. Terry Martin - Unanimous Decision
Robert Emerson def. Keita Nakamura - Split Decision

UFC 81: Breaking Point Weigh-In Results


Frank Mir weighs-in for UFC 48: Payback. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC 81: Breaking Point are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

The event is scheduled to take place tomorrow night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

UFC 81: Breaking Point features a total of nine fights including a battle for the interim UFC heavyweight title between former champion Tim Sylvia and former PRIDE star Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira as well as the UFC debut of one-time professional wrestler and WWE superstar Brock Lesnar as he goes up against former champion Frank Mir.

The weigh-ins went smoothly for the most part except for a near scuffle between Marvin Eastman and Terry Martin. The two got nose-to-nose during the staredown and had to be separated by UFC President Dana White. Martin was able to shove Eastman just before they were broken apart.

Main Card:

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (237 lbs) vs. Tim Sylvia (261 lbs)
Frank Mir (255 lbs) vs. Brock Lesnar (265 lbs)
Jeremy Horn (185 lbs) vs. Nate Marquardt (185 lbs)
Ricardo Almeida (185 lbs) vs. Rob Yundt (185 lbs)
Tyson Griffin (155 lbs) vs. Gleison Tibau (156 lbs)

Preliminary Fights:

Chris Lytle (170 lbs) vs. Kyle Bradley (170 lbs)
David Heath (205 lbs) vs. Tim Boetsch (205 lbs)
Marvin Eastman (185 lbs) vs. Terry Martin (186 lbs)
Rob Emerson (155 lbs) vs. Keita Nakamura (155 lbs)

Previewing UFC 81: Breaking Point

John Chandler here to break down UFC 81: Breaking Point fight-by-fight, including detailed predictions along the way.

The event is scheduled to take place tomorrow night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

UFC 81: Breaking Point features a total of nine fights including a battle for the interim UFC heavyweight title between former champion Tim Sylvia and former PRIDE star Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira as well as the UFC debut of one-time professional wrestler and WWE superstar Brock Lesnar as he goes up against former champion Frank Mir.

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Mir Continues The Road Back


Frank Mir weighs-in for UFC 48: Payback. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Winning the UFC heavyweight title is one thing. Working your way back from a near career-ending motorcycle accident is certainly another. After an over three-year nightmare where he almost lost everything he had worked for in his career, the feeling has returned to Mir. The physical and mental feeling of being back to his old self that is.

The former champion now approaches what just might be his biggest and most crucial fight yet when he takes on one-time WWE superstar and former standout collegiate wrestler Brock Lesnar at UFC 81: Breaking Point, which will take place tomorrow night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

“I remember sitting at the intersection and thinking that this car wasn’t going to go during a yellow light,” Mir said when asked to recall the accident during a recent interview session with MMA on Tap. “It had stopped all of the sudden. So I went ahead and unfortunately the car did too. I remember hitting my head on the pavement and then rolling onto a patch of grass. All I knew was that my head hurt and that I couldn’t feel my leg. I told the EMT’s that I thought I could get up and walk but then they told me the extent of the damage.”

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Mir Ready to Welcome Lesnar to UFC

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir discusses his upcoming fight against Brock Lesnar this Saturday at UFC 81: Breaking Point. Mir also talks about his recovery from a devastating motorcycle accident in 2004 and how much exposure this fight will bring to him with ESPN.

Road to UFC 81: Frank Mir at Home

RawVegas goes into the home of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir as he prepares for his upcoming fight against Brock Lesnar on the Road to UFC 81.

Slowing Down the Brock Lesnar Bandwagon


Brock Lesnar works some ground and pound on Min Soo Kim at K-1 Dynamite!! USA in June 2007. Photo courtesy of FEG.

I really think too many people are getting hyped up on the fact that it’s Brock Lesnar stepping into the UFC and nothing else. Basically this fight is a former standout college wrestler who has one fight to his credit (no amateur MMA experience at all) against a former UFC heavyweight champion in Frank Mir.

Who cares about the fact that he’s a former WWE superstar. It matters not in this fight.

We’ve all seen what happens when a wrestler with barely any mixed martial arts experience steps in and tries to throw down with the big boys. (Josh Koscheck in season one of TUF) He looks good until he goes up against a well-rounded fighter. It takes time to learn the skills needed to succeed and it’s basically a gamble at this point in guessing if Lesnar has progressed enough or not.

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Road to UFC 81: Frank Mir Episode Two

RawVegas continues to follow Frank Mir on the Road to UFC 81 as he prepares to take on former professional wrestler Brock Lesnar at UFC 81: Breaking Point next month. In this episode, Mir discusses how his training is going so far and shows off a unique style of punching bag that nearly got him in trouble with a few Las Vegas locals.

Road to UFC 81: Frank Mir Episode One

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir discusses his upcoming fight against former WWE superstar Brock Lesnar at UFC 81, his training at Striking Unlimited in Las Vegas, how he would like his family to be involved in martial arts, and how he found his love for the sport again with RawVegas.

They Never Came to Fruition

After watching UFC 79 and hearing all of the discussion about how Matt Hughes and Matt Serra were originally supposed to fight but Serra pulled out with an injury, I got to thinking. It wasn’t the first time that a situation like that occurred.

So I sat down and did some research. There were actually a good number of fights in the UFC that were signed and slated to happen but ended up not taking place for one reason or another. The final number was a lot higher than I expected so I went ahead and narrowed the list down to the fights that would have been the best if they were to happen at the time.

So here they are. I’ve sorted them starting with the most recent and excluding Hughes-Serra. Each instance is pretty interesting.

Evan Tanner vs Jeremy Horn (UFC 59): The two long-time MMA veterans were set to clash at UFC 59 in what was unofficially an “elimination” bout for the two of them. Horn had split his two return bouts in the UFC while Tanner had lost two straight, including his middleweight title. The bout would have been an interesting chess match between two slick grapplers but Horn ended up pulling out after injuring his back during training. Justin Levens replaced Horn and Tanner went on to submit Levens in the first round of their bout. Horn was released shortly after defeating Chael Sonnen at UFC 60.

Matt Hughes vs Karo Parisyan (UFC 56): After losing to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 46, Parisyan went ahead and racked up three straight wins over Nick Diaz, Chris Lytle, and Matt Serra to earn a title shot against then-champion Matt Hughes. The anticipated welterweight showdown was set to headline the event until Parisyan was forced to pull out of the fight after suffering an elbow injury during training. Joe Riggs stepped in for Parisyan and ended up failing to make weight, costing him his shot at the title. Hughes would go on to submit Riggs in a non-title bout and wouldn’t defend his belt again until UFC 63, making it over a full year since the welterweight title was contested. To this day, Parisyan is still yearning for another shot at the title.

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