UFC 164 featured some interesting matchups, but the co-main event between Frank Mir and Josh Barnett was one of the more intriguing battles coming into the night, and the former heavyweight champions did not disappoint.
Things got off to a fast start as both started swinging once the bell sounded. Mir landed some big shots on Barnett in the clinch, while Barnett attempted to get Mir to the ground.
As both fighters were fighting for position, Barnett did some damage with his knees. Mir tried to adjust, but then he got his hands caught up and absorbed some hard punches.
That's when the big hit happened.
Barnett kept landing punches and then struck Mir with a direct knee to the head. Mir dropped to the floor, and the ref separated them, calling the fight. Barnett was able to land the perfect blow and end the fight just like that.
Are you a fan of Josh Barnett?
When it comes to Barnett, he's still one of the more unpopular fighters in the UFC. Not only has he had a public feud with Dana White, he's also failed several drug tests, including one that had him stripped of his title belt back at UFC 36.
While fans may not like the fighter, he delivered an entertaining fight with an incredible ending on a spot-on shot.
Barnett will continue to be an unpopular fighter, but he will be satisfied with the win, while Mir will be hoping to keep his fighting career alive.