Saturday night sees Frank Mir and former WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar fighting at UFC 81. Although this isn’t the main event (Tim Sylvia vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is), this is the fight I am most looking forward to seeing. Lesnar is a huge guy and he has a credible background (he’s a former NCAA wrestling champion). When Lesnar fought Min Soo Kim he bashed him from half guard and won by strikes. This was Lesnar’s only MMA fight and Min Soo Kim’s record is not so great (he’s lost to the aging Dan Severn).
Frank Mir does have a good record including a win over former UFC Heavyweight Champ Tim Sylvia. Mir did an amazing armbar to Sylvia that ended up breaking his arm. It is interesting to point out that Mir has a loss against Brandon Vera and Vera has been defeated by Tim Sylvia.
Although I don’t like making predictions on fights because I am normally wrong, I would like to see Mir win but for some reason I don’t think he will.