On July 11th, 2009, The UFC will hold UFC 100, where Brock Lesnar, and Frank Mir, will fight for the Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Championship. The two have met before at UFC 81: Breaking Point, with Frank Mir giving Lesnar his first career loss.
Lesnar has good physical body, is fast, and strong, but has little experience with Mixed Martial Arts, having fought only four bouts, a loss to Mir, and three wins. His first win came in his MMA debut, against Min-Soo Kim. Lesnar then won his UFC debute, defeating Heath Herring, and then beat Randy "The Natural" Couture for the UFC Heavyweight Championship back in November. Lesnar is also a NCAA Division Champion.
Mir, on the other hand, has experience, with 15 MMA fights, losing three of them. Mir went on a 4-0 streak when he first began MMA, by beating Jerome Smith, Dan Quinn, Roberto Traven, and Pete Williams. Mir then recived his first loss to Ian Freeman in his next fight. He then got four more wins, improving to 8-1, defeating Tank Abbott, Wes Sims twice, and then Tim Sylvia for UFC Heavyweight Championship.
After returning to The UFC from an injury, Mir suffered a losses to Marcio Cruz, and Brandon Vera, with a victory over Dan Christison inbetween. Mir would then get three more wins by defeating Antoni Hardonk, Brock Lesnar, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for The UFC Intrem Heavweight Championship, improving to an overall record of 12-3.
"I hold victories over former Interim Heavyweight Champion, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 92, and current UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 81" says Mir, "it is enough to recognize me as the owner of the 'real belt.' "
While Mir holds a win over Lesnar already, it doesn't promise an upcoming victory. Both Lesnar and Mir have Pro's and Con's, and I'm going to look at them now:
- Great Mat Wrestler
- Former NCAA Champion
- Height Advantage
- Weight Advantage
(I can only think of two cons)
- Little Experience
- Lost to Mir already
- Beaten Lesnar before
- Good Submissions
(Only can think of three Con's)
- Height Disadvantage
- Weight disadvantage
- Power disadvantage
Will a more exprienced Lesnar be able to avenge his loss, or will Mir find lighting in a bottle, and go 2-0 against Lesnar to become UFC Undisputed Heavyweight Champion?
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Also catch UFC 100, live on Pay-Per-View, with a card featuring Lesnar vs Mir 2, for the UFC Undisputed Heavyweight Championship, as well as George St-Pierre vs Thiago Evans for the UFC Welterweight Championship, and Team US coach, Dan Henderson takes on Team UK coach Michael Bisping for a shot at the UFC Middleweight Championship. On a separate note, I think Bisping and Lesnar will win.