Frank Mir Decisions Roy Nelson After Three Rounds!
Bellator 231 is headlined by a very intriguing Heavyweight match between the former UFC 265-pound champion, BJJ black belt Frank Mir and TUF 10 winner, kung fu black sash Roy “Big Country” Nelson. The two already met at UFC 130, on May 28, 2011, where Mir scored a unanimous decision victory.
The event is happening live now (Friday, October 25, 2019) from inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Roy Nelson sports blue gloves and black trunks, while Frank Mir wears red gloves and black trunks. The third man inside the octagon is Todd Anderson. The rematch of UFC veterans kicks off!
Mir is throwing shots from the outside. Nelson is leaning heavily on his right side, it looks like he prepares for a big right hand. He swings, but Mir fires back with a kick to Nelson’s left leg. Nelson fires to the body, then a head kick.
Leg kick Mir. And again. Nelson fires back with a low kick and a body shot. Mir is warned due to fingers. He continues landing low kicks.
Left jab Mir, overhand rights Nelson, but no hard shots. Jumping right hand Nelson, Mir goes for a spinning kick. Body kick Mir, left hand, Nelson. Nelson finishes the round with an uppercut. I think 10-9 Mir.
Mir continues landing hard kicks to Nelson’s leg. Nelson is missing over and over, but one left-hand finds its mark. Roy complains he ate a nut shot, the ref says fight on, it was a belly blow.
Nelson shoots in, stuffed by Frank Mir. Leg kick and head kick Mir. Left hand to the jaw, almost a superb uppercut for Nelson. Leg kick Mir. Frank drops Roy with to one knee with his kick, Nelson might be in trouble.
Spin kick Mir, and Roy Nelson is looking for a brawl, Mir turns him around and punishes him with a devastating right hand before the bell. 10-9 Mir.
Nelson’s left leg is heavily hurt, but he is not even thinking of switching the stance. Nelson continues going forward and eating shots.
Head kick Mir, checked, but a leg kick lands clean. Jab Nelson, leg kick Mir. The ref called time after Mir’s unpleasant kick, but it seems Nelson didn’t feel it at all.
Mir is bleeding, he has a small cut on his right cheek. Anderson warns him to be careful. Leg kick Nelson, Mir fires back. Right hand Nelson Mir responds with a jab.
Combo Mir, he goes forward and lands clean blows. A right hand followed by a leg kick. Leg kick and Mir gets another warning to be careful. Nelson misses with a kick and overhand right. Single leg takedown attempt Nelson, he transitions to double leg and completes the takedown. Too late, 10-9 Nelson.
Final Result: 30-27 Mir, 29-28 x 2 Mir, Frank Mir defeats Roy Nelson via unanimous decision
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Roy Nelson drops to 23-18 MMA, 1-4 BMMA, Frank Mir improves the score to 19-13 MMA, 1-2 BMMA.