The former champion has won four of his last five fights and has been in the top 10 rankings on a consistent basis.
The win over "Big Nog" came after a flurry by the former PRIDE veteran that appeared to put Mir on his heels and came close to finishes in the first few minutes.
Mir battled and did what he usually does by locking his opponent in a submission after being dominated and getting the win. He did it to Tim Sylvia, he did it to Brock Lesnar and he just did it to Nogueira.
A dominant victory over a legend like Nogueira makes Mir the first person to ever make him tap and knock him out, a feat that screams future Hall of Fame status.
What is next for Mir? Here are a few fights that would make sense for him.