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UFC 111 live results: Mir vs. Carwin

Posted on: March 27, 2010 11:21 pm
Edited on: March 27, 2010 11:39 pm

Here come the big boys. Frank Mir takes on Shane Carwin for the interim heavyweight title, and a shot at Brock Lesnar -- the actual UFC heavyweight champion -- presumably this summer.

Mir is obsessed with fighting Lesnar again and beating him, while Carwin was supposed to challenge for Lesnar's belt way back in November, before Lesnar's career-threatening medical drama unfolded.

If the winner of this fight turns up with an injury, the real winner would be Cain Velasquez, who would step in as Lesnar's challenger while Mir or Carwin heals.

Brock Lesnar is standing next to Dana White at cageside as the fight begins.

Round 1: Nobody throws a strike for about 40 seconds. Carwin forces Mir to the cage wall and tries to gets some dirty boxing going. Mir fighting to avoid a takedown now. More short punches and foot stomps by Carwin. Knees to the inside of Mir's thigh by Carwin. Referee Dan Miragliotta breaks them up. Carwin throws a combo and misses. Mir misses the counter. Mir connects on a combo of his own and forces Carwin's back to the cage wall. Carwin reverses position. Short inside punches by Carwin.

Carwin crushes Mir with a series of hard uppercuts and Mir goes to the canvas. He follows up with what must have been 15 or so punches on the ground. Mir rolls out from behind and grabs Carwin's arm, but he really doesn't have anything. Carwin keeps going Donkey Kong on Mir until he flattens out, face-first, and stops defending himself. Miragliotta allows Carwin to get in a few more free shots before stopping the fight.

Winner: Shane Carwin defeats Frank Mir via TKO due to strikes at 3:48 of Round 1.

Carwin is the new UFC interim heavyweight champion. Still undefeated, and still hasn't been taken out of the first round by anyone. This was the longest fight of his career.

Lesnar is in the cage. He tells Carwin "Nice job." Then he tells Joe Rogan that Carwin's belt is make-believe, and his is real. Carwin agrees, and says that's why he's coming after Brock's belt.

Lesnar and Carwin bump fists in a show of respect.


Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: March 31, 2010 9:36 am

UFC 111 live results: Mir vs. Carwin

I wouldn't see why he would want Lesnar/Mir again.  It will just end with Lesnar destroying Mir yet again. 

Since: Mar 29, 2010
Posted on: March 29, 2010 8:37 am

UFC 111 live results: Mir vs. Carwin

Congrats to Carwin!  He went into the fight with a game plan, I think Mir, just mailed it in……and got caught looking past his current opponent.  He totally got rocked in this fight, and should have for not respecting Carwin power.  But what I found also funny is did anyone see the look on White’s face when Carwin won?  I think he saw all the dollars being lost for not being able to promote the trilogy of Lesnar vs. Mir……..priceless.

Since: Mar 28, 2010
Posted on: March 28, 2010 7:10 pm

UFC 111 live results: Mir vs. Carwin

Shane Carwin is unstoppable!  I think Lesnar is very nervous!

Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: March 28, 2010 9:23 am

UFC 111 live results: Mir vs. Carwin

Glad to see Mir choke.  That's guy is a jackass.  Good at running his mouth, but can't back it up against the big dogs.  Reminds me a lot of Tank Abbott.

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2010 12:33 am

UFC 111 live results: Mir vs. Carwin

much respect to carwin. mir looked slowed by all his new found girth. watch out lesnar!

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