UFC 140: What We Learned from Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

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UFC 140: What We Learned from Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fought once before and Mir walked away victorious. Tonight, Mir and Nogueira put on an epic grappling match.

Nogueira rocked Mir and quickly went for the finish. Nogueira went to submit Mir, but was unable to do so and Mir quickly got Nogueira in a submission attempt.

A few seconds later, Mir popped Nogueira's shoulder with a kimura to end the fight in the first round after a great scramble for position on the ground.

 

What We'll Remember About This Fight

Probably the EPIC scramble on the ground after Mir got rocked. It was probably some of the best grappling I've seen.

 

What We Learned About Frank Mir

His Brazilian jiu-jitsu is for real. He tapped Big Nog. End of story.

 

What We Learned About Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

That he simply can't hang with Mir. He got beat by the better fighter tonight and even though he had Mir rocked and almost finished the fight, he just got beat.

 

What's Next For Frank Mir?

Mir's an enigma right now with Alistair Overeem and Brock Lesnar both fighting for the No. 1 contender's spot later this month. I can see Mir versus Cain Velasquez, but I think that would be better set for a No. 1 contender's bout soon after Overeem/Lesnar versus Junior dos Santos.

 

What's Next For Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira?

Nogueira is back to the drawing board and I think Roy Nelson would be a good fight.

 

Be sure to stay tuned to Bleacher Report for all things UFC 140. B/R is your home for complete coverage of the December 10 fight card, from pre-fight predictions to in-fight coverageresults and post-fight analysis.

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