The black belt in karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Ufc Hw champion Frank Mir entered this fight with a pro mma record of 18-13-0 (78% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.69 heavyweight in the world but his last victory occurred in 2015 when he faced Todd Duffee (4-stars fight, Frank Mir vs Todd Duffee); after this bout he has lost four consecutive fights, the last two against Fedor Emelianenko (Fedor Emelianenko vs Frank Mir) and Javy Ayala (Frank Mir vs Javy Ayala).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Tuf Hw tournament winner Roy Nelson, has a record of 23-17-0 (83% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.33 in the same weight class but he won just one out of his last four fights, against Javy Ayala in 2017 (Roy Nelson vs Javy Ayala); after this bout he lost three times, the last one with Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic in 2019 (Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic vs Roy Nelson 2). In their first bout Mir had defeated Nelson via unanimous decision (May 28, 2011 – Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson I); this second fight is the main event of Bellator 231. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 231: Mir vs. Nelson 2
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
Mir’s previous fight: Frank Mir vs Javy Ayala
Nelson’s previous fight: Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic vs Roy Nelson 2
Mir vs Nelson 2 full fight video:
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Official video (USA)