MENU
#Fight Night Stockholm #Alexander Gustafsson #Glover Teixeira #Colosseum #Conor McGregor #Volkan Oezdemir #Jon Jones #Peter Sobotta #Ben Saunders #Dynasty of Heroes #Bojan Velickovic #Nicholas Musoke #Diaz vs. McGregor 2 #Daniel Cormier


MILWAUKEE – After an 11-year world tour of MMA promotions, Josh Barnett made a seamless return to the UFC with a quick win over fellow ex-champ Frank Mir.

Barnett brutalized Mir in close with elbows, punches, and most significantly, knees, which he used to finish the fight in the first round.

The heavyweight bout was the co-main event of today’s UFC 164 event at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.

The official time of Barnett’s stoppage win came at the 1:56 mark of the bout’s first frame. The crowd at the Bradley Center wasn’t particularly thrilled with the stoppage, which came after “The Warmaster” dropped Mir with a knee to the jaw that prompted referee Rob Hinds to stop the action.

Mir appeared to be knocked out by the blow, but immediately popped up and protested what he felt was a quick stoppage.

Barnett, who took control of the fight early by pressing Mir to the cage, agreed that the fight wasn’t necessarily over.

“I know I didn’t want to stop,” he said afterward. “I can tell you that much. I would rather kill him right there, or him kill me. If we have to do it again in the parking lot, I’ve got enough for everybody.”

Barnett last fought for the promotion at UFC 36 and beat Randy Couture to win the heavyweight title.

With the win, however, Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) jumps into the heavyweight title picture after a run in the now-defunct Strikeforce, where he was unable to win the promotion’s heavyweight grand prix. Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC), who obtained a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone prior to the event, is now facing three straight losses after dropping a decision to Daniel Cormier in his previous bout.

Up-to-the-minute UFC 164 results include:

For complete coverage of UFC 164, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

John Morgan contributed to this report on-site in Milwaukee.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Alyssa Garcia embraces pressure that comes with having ex-UFC fighter Josh Barnett as trainer

  • 27 days ago
  • 16 views

Set to face Sheila Padilla at Friday’s Combate Americas, atomweight Alyssa Garcia looks back on her career-changing Rizin FF 3 win over Kanna Asakura and the feeling that ‘If I can do this, I can do read news >>

UFC 211 ceremonial weigh-in video, photos: 2 titles up for grabs in Dallas

  • 17 days ago
  • 16 views

DALLAS – The ceremonial weigh-ins are complete for the UFC’s return to the “Lone Star State” of Texas. Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, Photo Gallery, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC 211 results: Chase Sherman finally stops Rashad Coulter in crazy heavyweight slugfest

  • 16 days ago
  • 10 views

DALLAS – Chase Sherman kicked Rashad Coulter’s leg until he could barely stand – and that’s when the fight really began. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Gadzhimurad Antigulov Kicks Off UFC 211 with First-Round Sub (Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 7 views

Check out the fight highlights as Gadzhimurad Antigulov subbed Joachim Christensen at UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 on Saturday in Dallas, Texas. read news >>

Kevin Lee on Michael Chiesa UFC Presser Fight: 'He Ran Up on Me' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 7 views

Kevin Lee answered questions about the fight that broke out between him and Michael Chiesa at the UFC Summer Kickoff press conference. read news >>

UFC 211 results: Jason Knight thrashes Chas Skelly in third round for fourth straight win

  • 16 days ago
  • 10 views

DALLAS – Early on, Jason Knight made it clear he wouldn’t be one of Chas Skelly’s quick submission victims. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

James Vick Open the FX Prelims with a Bang! (UFC 211 Fight Highlights) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 19 views

Check out James Vick's first round knockout of Marco Polo Reyes at UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 on Saturday in Dallas, Texas. read news >>

Fighters react to controversial no-contest between Dustin Poirier, Eddie Alvarez at UFC 211

  • 16 days ago
  • 72 views

The state-to-state rule changes in MMA created another issue in a key fight on Saturday when the UFC 211 contest between Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez ended prematurely due to an illegal knee.File read news >>

UFC 211: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier no-contest after another grounded fighter rule controversy

  • 16 days ago
  • 424 views

DALLAS – As expected, it didn’t take long for things to get a little crazy between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier Ends in Frustrating, Confusing No Contest (UFC 211 Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 28 views

Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier surely had much bigger expectations for their fight than the no-contest result they got at UFC 211 on Saturday in Dallas. read news >>