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UFC 191 free fight video: Frank Mir vs. Tim Sylvia at UFC 48

Remember when Frank Mir broke Tim Sylvia's arm all those years ago? Maybe the UFC free fight video can help you jog your memory.

UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 is just two weeks away, and in the co-main event is an absolutely crucial heavyweight fight between Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir. Yes, this is a real statement in 2015. Arlovski and Mir have both experienced four-fight losing skids in recent years, only to surge back with big wins and find themselves nearer to an unlikely title shot.

Today's free fight video highlights the time when Frank Mir first challenged for the heavyweight belt. It was June 19th, 2004 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event that night? Ken Shamrock vs. the late Kimo Leopoldo. But in the middle of the PPV was a title fight between Mir and Tim Sylvia, who had just defended his title against Gan McGee but then lost the belt because he'd failed his drug test.

At the time of the fight, Mir was 8-1 and Sylvia was 16-0. It took not even a minute for Mir to get an armbar on Sylvia, and while Sylvia never tapped, Herb Dean yelled "Oh shit!!!!" and stopped the fight because Sylvia's arm was broken. Confusion was abound throughout the arena, but then they saw the slow-motion replay and realized that Dean had made the right call. A motorcycle crash prevented Mir from ever defending the undisputed belt, while Sylvia would eventually reclaim it two years later over Andrei Arlovski.

You can watch the whole video at the top of the page.

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