UFC 169: Mir vs. Overeem Round-by-Round Recap and Analysis

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UFC 169: Mir vs. Overeem Round-by-Round Recap and Analysis
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A heavyweight bout was  afoot with big implications, as Dutch striker and former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem took on former UFC champion Frank Mir. It was a win-or-go-home fight for both men.

Overeem was on a two-fight skid, both of which came via brutal knockouts to Antonio Silva and Travis Browne. Mir was on a three-fight skid, falling via knockout to Junior dos Santos and Josh Barnett, while losing a decision to Daniel Cormier.

Who will come out on top in this crucial bout?

It was Overeem. Superior striking and a composed ground game brought him the win.

Here was how the fight went, if you missed it.

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