Mir drives home the knee to Nelson's head

Mir drives home the knee to Nelson's head

Frank Mir destorys Roy Nelson at UFC 130.

Former two-time UFC heavyweight titleholder Frank Mir dominated Roy Nelson in every aspect of their UFC 130 match up on Saturday, winning by unanimous decision. 

Nelson initiated the clinch early in the first round. Mir fended off the early takedown attempts and delivered several knees to the head of Nelson inside the clinch.

In the closing minute of the first round, Mir executed a throw that put Nelson on his back. Mir proceeded to mount Nelson before “Big Country” escaped back to his feet.

As the fight wore on, it became more and more one-sided. Mir secured two takedowns in the second stanza and continued to dominate the fight.

Fatigue set in on Nelson during the second round. He took deep breaths and launched winging right hands hoping one would find its mark.

In the final round, Mir used wrestling to repeatedly take Nelson to the canvas. Nelson displayed his heart by getting up each time, but only to be put on his back again.

It was an easy fight for the judges to score and all saw it unanimously for Frank Mir.

“I trained with too many smaller guys for this camp and I paid for it tonight,” Nelson said after the loss. “His wrestling was something I wasn’t expecting and I just got tired. I’m looking forward to getting my gym time back so that I can work on getting bigger and stronger.”

“Wrestling was my main focus in this camp and I think it worked out well for me tonight,” Mir said following the win. “I’d rate my performance as a seven (out of 10). I expected to win the grappling aspect. It went even better than I had a planned. I felt like I was able to win in every aspect of the fight. Roy is really tough and I’m glad to leave here with the win.”

“Keep getting better, keep improving,” said Mir about what is next for him.  “Fight for the belt again.  It’s every fighters’ dream.”

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