Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir hadn't won a fight in 4 years, and his opponent Antonio Silva was without a win in his last 3. Barring a draw or a no contest, someone's unwanted streak had to come to an end. As it turned out, we had our answer in less than 2 minutes.
Mir made the most of his speed advantage and tore through Bigfoot's historically suspect striking defense. The decisive knockdown was set up with a jab, quickly followed by a looping left hook, which put Silva on his back. Frank pounced immediately with several more punches before Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight after Mir plastered Bigfoot with a series of skull-thumping elbows. Official result: Frank Mir def. Antonio Silva via KO (punches and elbows) at 1:40 of round 1.
It's the 8th time that Mir has won a UFC fight within the first 2 minutes of the opening round, and his 15th win inside the Octagon in his 14th year with the promotion. As for Bigfoot, he's now been (T)KO'd 5 times since 2011, and was also knocked down in his no contest vs. Mark Hunt in 2013. Now without a win in 4, that may very well be the last we see of him in a UFC cage.
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