Frank
Mir
18-9-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #10 Heavyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Performance of the Night / 2 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 25 fights.
Record: 18-9-0
Summary: Great submissions, improved striking, two-time heavyweight champion

Fighter Info

From: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Age: 36
Height: 6' 3" ( 190 cm )
Weight: 240 lb ( 109 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
659
48% Successful
314
Types of Successful Strikes
0
314
42% Standing
33%
25%
132
105
77
Striking Defense
38
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
44
45% Successful
20
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
21
23
1
Takedown Defense
55
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Win
Frank Mir
Jul 15, 2015
16
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO Performance of the Night
Win
Frank Mir
Feb 22, 2015
1
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO Performance of the Night
Loss
Frank Mir
Feb 1, 2014
3
62
1
0
1
0
1
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Frank Mir
Aug 31, 2013
9
26
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Frank Mir
Apr 20, 2013
24
59
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Frank Mir
May 26, 2012
59
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Frank Mir
Dec 10, 2011
6
21
1
0
1
1
2
0
R1 Submission Submission of the Night
Win
Frank Mir
May 28, 2011
46
21
6
0
0
0
6
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Frank Mir
Sep 25, 2010
25
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Frank Mir
Mar 27, 2010
3
49
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Frank Mir
Dec 12, 2009
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Frank Mir
Jul 11, 2009
47
4
1
0
0
0
2
0
R2 KO/TKO
Frank Mir
Dec 27, 2008
37
10
1
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Frank Mir
Feb 2, 2008
2
16
0
1
3
0
0
2
R1 Submission Submission of the Night
Win
Frank Mir
Aug 25, 2007
4
1
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Frank Mir
Nov 18, 2006
15
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Frank Mir
Jul 8, 2006
53
48
3
0
0
1
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Frank Mir
Feb 4, 2006
31
3
1
1
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Frank Mir
Jun 19, 2004
3
2
0
1
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Frank Mir
Jan 31, 2004
28
18
4
0
2
0
4
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Frank Mir
Jun 6, 2003
4
1
1
0
4
0
3
0
R1 DQ
Win
Frank Mir
Feb 28, 2003
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Frank Mir
Jul 13, 2002
34
6
0
1
0
3
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Frank Mir
Mar 22, 2002
4
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Win
Frank Mir
Nov 2, 2001
3
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission

Biography

I was born into martial arts.
TRAINING: Technique in the morning and hard sparring, grappling at night.
 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I was born into martial arts. My father had his own schools. He was training before I was born. Whenever he went to the studio I was there in a rocker. When I got older, I was the little kid who ran around the school annoying everybody. I didn’t really start training in martial arts until I was about 12 or 13 when I could start to comprehend what was going on.  Before that I was just punching in the air. At about 14 we started full contact sparring. As the son of the owner of the school, you feel a responsibility not to get beat up by everyone even though I was fighting adults most of the time. My father combined a lot of boxing principles with the kenpo. It wasn’t like most commercial schools. There was a lot of concentration on full contact sparring and conditioning. If you made it through a year, you were tough. I still have a crooked jaw from training at that school! 

What ranks and titles have you held? Former UFC Heavyweight Champion, former interim UFC Heavyweight Champion, black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo Pires. Coach on season eight of The Ultimate Fighter. Black belt in Kenpo.

Do you have any heroes? Bruce Lee.

What is your favorite technique? Submissions.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
I am very goal oriented. I want to be the UFC World Heavyweight champion. To me that title means you are the most complete, most well rounded martial artist in the world.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No. I concentrated on my martial arts training instead.

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at the front desk for Station Casinos in Las Vegas.

Frank Mir's Fightography

• Passionate advocate of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (happens to be the son of a policeman; his father was also a martial artist and Kenpo Karate master) 

• Inspired to begin training BJJ after seeing Royce Gracie fight in the UFC

• Architected one of the greatest comeback stories in UFC history, recovering from a serious motorcycle accident in 2004 that tore all the ligaments in one of his knees and shattered his femur – the strongest bone in the human body. The accident happened only a few months after Mir defeated Tim Sylvia for the UFC title. After much emotional anguish and self-pity in coping with injuries he feared might be career-ending, Mir courageously returned to the Octagon after a two and ½ year hiatus and has fashioned a 6-4 record since, including winning a UFC Interim Title

• Fighting professionally since 2001

• WEC commentator and occasional guest commentator on ESPN’s MMA Live

• State champion wrestler in High School (NV), despite going 0-9 to start wrestling career

• 17 of his 26 fights have ended in the first round

• Nine wins by submission (2 kimura, 2 armbar, triangle armbar, inside shoulder lock, toe hold, guillotine), five by knockout

• Never lost first heavyweight title in the Octagon - sidelined by September 2004 motorcycle accident and was stripped of the title.  Was out of competition due to a broken leg for 20 months

• Holds devastating submission wins over Tim Sylvia, Tank Abbott, Minotauro Nogueira, Brock Lesnar, and Cheick Kongo

• Made UFC debut in third pro fight

• Approaches submissions the way a prime Mike Tyson approached knockouts

Career

Key Opponents

Cheick Kongo
Cheick Kongo
28-8-2
( W-L-D )
Mirko Cro Cop
Mirko Cro Cop
31-11-2, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Minotauro Nogueira UFC® 92 THE ULTIMATE 2008

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