Frank Mir vs. Cheick Kongo Full Fight Video

UFC 107 took place December 12, 2009. The card featured a heavyweight showdown between Frank Mir and Cheick Kongo.

Frank Mir is a longtime MMA veteran who has been fighting in the UFC since 2001. He’s won 2 UFC championship belts and fought some of the best fighters in the world including Tank Abbott, Tim Sylvia, Brandon Vera, and Minotauro Nogueira.

Cheick Kongo has been fighting in the UFC since 2006. He had a fight record of 7 wins with 3 losses. He is known for having brutal ground and pound and great athleticism. His previous fight was a decision loss to Cain Velasquez at UFC 99.

Round 1: Both fighters meet in the center, and they both circle each other, not quick to engage. They both carefully gauge each other’s timing for the first 20 seconds. Kongo suddenly bursts forward and throws a one, two combo that Mir blocks with his gloves. They both back off and re-engage.

They continue circling each other in the center, neither throwing anything. Mir leaps forward with a leg kick but Kongo backs out of the way. Kongo feints with a low jab while Mir keeps his guard held high. Mir moves forward while Kongo circles side to side.

Suddenly, Mir blasts forward with a strong left hook that catches Kongo square on the chin. Kongo drops immediately to the canvas and Mir swarms him. Mir tries to land more punches but Kongo gets a hold of his legs to take him down. Mir grabs a hold of Kongo’s neck, and when Kongo stands, Mir has him in a standing guillotine choke.

Mir squeezes it tight, and takes the guillotine down to the mat as he falls backward. Kongo’s head is trapped tightly as Mir squeezes even more. Kongo is trying to escape and pushes on Mir’s arms to get him to release the choke. Kongo’s attempt is to no avail as he starts to go limp right in front of the referee.

After a few more seconds the ref checks Kongo’s responsiveness, and there is none. The ref immediately alerts Mir to release the choke, and the fight is stopped.

Frank Mir defeats Cheick Kongo in round 1 by submission.

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Ep. 8 Recap and what Don Frye Thinks of Brock Lesnar

Don Frye wildly accused Brock Lesnar of having fixed fights in the UFC. Then he went on to call him a swear word and a waste of flesh. Frye finds it hard to believe that Lesnar is a better wrestler than Randy Couture and a better fighter than Frank Muir. What do you think? Did the UFC fix these fights to promote Brock Lesnar as their next big star?

The Ultimate Fighter 17, episode 8 had the final preliminary fight, the coaches challenge, and the wildcard pick. The final preliminary fight showcased Team Jones’ Dylan Andrews and Team Sonnen’s Zak Cummings. Andrews stood firm through the first two rounds and defeat Cummings via a majority decision. Next was the coaches’ challenge, where $10,000 was on the line in a Jon Jones- Chael Sonnen matchup.

However, no punches were thrown, but rather heavy machinery was used to complete a bevvy of challenges. Jon Jones got out to a steady lead as Chael Sonnen struggled to stack tires with the excavator. However, it would be Jones’ folly in the end that would allow Sonnen to come back and seal the victory. Finally, the wild card choices are announced as Chael Sonnen makes the easy pick of Kevin Casey, while Jon Jones struggles to choose between top pick Clint Hester and underdog Robert “Bubba” McDaniel.

Frank Mir vs Mirko Cro Cop Full Fight Video

Frank Mir vs Mirko Cro Cop scheduled 3 round fight happened at UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop.

Frank Mir is 31 years old and Mirko Cro Cop is 36. Mir is 6 foot 3 and Cro Cop is slightly shorter at 6 foot 2. Mir weighs in at 252 pounds to the lighter Cro Cop at 227 pounds. Mir enjoys a 6 inch reach advantage at 79″ to Cro Cop 73″.

Cro Cop fights out of the blue corner as a striker with a record of 27-7-2, 1 NC fighting out of Zagreb, Croatia. He is the former pride open weight champion.

Frank Mir fights out of the red corner as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with a record of 13-5 fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Herb Dean is the referee of the match. Watch Frank Mir vs Mirko Cro Cop Full Fight Video.