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Mir enters the third and final frame with intensity, but Cormier is more than game. He grabs hold of Mir and pulls him against the cage, but Mir escapes.
Back to the striking game, Mir lands a strong kick to the body, but Cormier, once again, ties him up against the cage. Tired, Cormier presses Mir against the fence, and referee Herb Dean urges them to work. Little response from either fighter, and Dean separates them at the midpoint of the round.
The former UFC champ, Mir, looks to work, but Cormier, again, moves the fight to the position he wants: the clinch. With under one minute to go, the former Strikeforce champ presses Mir against the cage, but the referee separates them for the final 30 ticks of the clock. Neither find success in the round's waning moments.
Cormier should sweep on the judges' scorecards.
Score: 10-9 Cormier
Official Decision: Cormier defeats Mir via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)