Video: Bella Mir Says “I’m Going To Be A Bigger Icon” Than Dad Frank After Finishing Opponent

'Lady' Mir has big ambitions ahead after claiming her third win

Bella Mir
Credit: UFC Fight Pass (via Twitter)

Bella Mir declares her arrival on the MMA stage.

This past Friday, Bella Mir made took on Jessica Link at XFN 381. The young prospect made her third walk to the cage and managed to secure a finish with a nasty armbar submission that forced her opponent to tap out.

Bella Mir wins 3rd fight

Bella competed at River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, OK, at XFN 281, which streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.

Watch the video of her finish below.

‘Lady’ Mir is also a renowned amateur wrestler in Nevada and competes regularly in the sport. She signed her first professional MMA contract at the tender age of 17 in October 2020. Bella Mir would go on to win her debut and then get her second victory just two months later in December 2020.

Her wrestling competitions kept her busy as she took 18 months off in MMA for her next fight. Safe to say the time paid off given her performance inside the octagon at XFN 381.

Bella wants to be “a bigger icon” than dad Frank

Being the daughter of a former two-time UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir, Bella has a lot of pressure on her shoulders to live up to the family name. She’s determined to carve her own legacy in the game that she would like to eclipse her father’s, a lofty ambition by anyone’s standards.

During the post-fight octagon interview, Bella made her intentions of not only reaching the same heights set by her father but crossing them.

“I just want to say that I’m going to be a bigger icon. My dad set the bar, and I’m going to set it higher. That’s my goal.”

Her latest victory must’ve felt sweeter as she got her first career submission win.

Her father Frank holds the record for the most finishes and the most submission victories in UFC heavyweight history. He was the first man to knock out and the first to submit Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and also had the longest uninterrupted tenure of any fighter in the promotion, competing from 2001 to 2016.

Published on June 25, 2022 at 11:11 am
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