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Highlights! Mir Taps To Strikes After Losing Mouthpiece, Fracturing Alveolar Ridge

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir experienced a career first last night (Fri., Dec. 14, 2018) at Bellator 212 from inside Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii, when he tapped out due to strikes in the second round of his co-main event clash with Javy Ayala.

With his daughter in his corner, Mir battled hard throughout the heavyweight fight to gain top position and tire Ayala. That was until Ayala forced the fight to the feet in the second round and started to strike with Mir in the clinch. Hard elbows and short punches bloodied Mir’s face and eventually forced the heavyweight veteran to signal for a tap on the back of Ayala’s head.

The unexpected finish can be seen above.

While most of us watching, including the cageside commentators, thought Mir tapped due to strikes because he couldn’t see, the former UFC standout actually suffered a fractured alveolar ridge after his mouthpiece fell out for well over a minute. Per wikipedia, the alveolar ridge is one of the two jaw ridges, extensions of the mandible or maxilla, either on the roof of the mouth between the upper teeth and the hard palate or on the bottom of the mouth behind the lower teeth.

The injury was reported by Mir’s “Phonebooth Fight Podcast” co-host Richard Hunter following the fight:

Mir, 39, thought he had injured his actual teeth and tried to pull them out to continue. Once he realized the severity of the injury and the pain associated with it he had nothing left to do but tap for the first time in his career.

This is pretty wild considering Mir has fought the likes of Fedor Emelianenko, Mark Hunt, Alistair Overeem, Brock Lesnar, Daniel Cormier, Junior dos Santos, and so on, and this sort of thing has never happened. I guess that’s what you get when you fight a hard-punching heavyweight like Ayala with no mouth piece for nearly 90 seconds.

We’re hoping Mir doesn’t sustain any long lasting injuries and gets back into the Bellator cage as soon as possible, especially considering last night’s fight was extremely entertaining leading up to the stoppage.

For complete Bellator 212 results and coverage click here.

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UFC 231, The Morning After: The Record-Breaking Max Holloway

What you may have missed from last night!

It is past time to get on board the Blessed Express (choo choo!) because Max Holloway is already smashing records at age 27. Not only is he on a thirteen-fight win streak after last night (behind only Anderson Silva at 16) but the Hawaiian is also the single most prolific striker in UFC history, with the most significant strikes landed in any UFC round, in any UFC fight, and in any UFC career, at a staggering 1,627.

Of course, some mention must be made of the toughness of Brian Ortega to take all those punches and keep throwing back, lasting to the 4th-round bell before doctors wisely called the contest.

Holloway said before his last fight, a similarly stunning volume attack that overwhelmed even the dialed-in defense of Jose Aldo (you can still watch the full replay, with Aldo showing the best head movement the sport has ever seen, here), that he had been watching a lot of Vasyl Lomachenko. On the same night that Lomachenko poured it on to defeat Jose Pedrazo, Holloway showed off an increasingly sophisticated command of bewildering angles, echoing the abilities of the boxing great. Ortega was as game as an opponent has ever come, but he just couldn’t match the Hawaiian’s output. Mad Max went full Fury Road, straight through T-City.

In any discussion of who is the greatest featherweight of all time, one cannot forget the greatness of Jose Aldo, as it is the cornerstone of Max’s claim to immortality. His back-to-back beatdowns of the legend put the crown on his head, but his victory over Ortega put the jewel in the crown. This was an astonishingly violent performance, on a night of violent fights, grossing Holloway another $ 100,000. He deserves all the money.

Max may or may not be the greatest featherweight of all time, but he is undoubtedly the most violent as champion thus far. He breaks people who have never been broken, calling his round against both Jose Aldo and Brian Ortega. Unlike many great champions, including Jose Aldo, George St. Pierre and Jon Jones, who became more conservative once they won the belt, Holloway only seems to be upping the ante. Provided his iron chin holds, it is difficult to see any featherweight beating him. All aboard the Blessed Express, baby. It is what it is.

For complete UFC 231: “Holloway vs. Ortega” results, including play-by-play updates, click here.

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Golden Boy MMA Medical Suspensions: Chuck Liddell Handed Indefinite Term After KO Defeat

Chuck Liddell has been suspended indefinitely following his first round knockout loss to Tito Ortiz at Golden Boy MMA’s inaugural event this past Saturday.
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Francis Ngannou Realistic About Standing in Heavyweight Division After UFC Beijing Win

Francis Ngannou went from being “The Next Big Thing” in the UFC to being labeled a bust in just a few short fights.
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Chuck Liddell Wants ‘Rampage’ Next After This Weekend’s Fight With Tito Ortiz

At 48 years of age, one would think former Ultimate Fighting Championshiphall of famer Chuck Liddell would be enjoying retirement.
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Report: UFC Flyweight Rachael Ostovich Hospitalized After Alleged Attack in Honolulu

Rachael Ostovich has been hospitalized for “major injuries” after allegedly being attacked in Honolulu, according to a report from TMZ Sports.
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Report: UFC Flyweight Rachael Ostovich Hospitalized After Alleged Attack in Honolulu

Rachael Ostovich has been hospitalized for “major injuries” after allegedly being attacked in Honolulu, according to a report from TMZ Sports.
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UFC Fight Night 139 Results: Yair Rodriguez KOs Korean Zombie at the Bell After Insane Battle

There are remarkable fights, and there are history-making fights. Somehow, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 139 last night, Yair Rodriguez and Chan Sung Jung – a.k.a., “The Korean Zombie” – had both.

First of all, holy crap did these guys battle it out. Since both men are insanely durable and highly-creative strikers, we got five full rounds of Korean Zombie constantly moving forward, bloodying Rodriguez up with punches while Rodriguez hacked at him with kicks threw spinning techniques galore. Neither guy really got too rocked, but damn did they hurt each other.

In fact, by the end of one round, Zombie’s lip was split and bleeding. Yikes.

These guys were utterly mauling each other, but their personalities are so amiable and chill that by the end of the fight they were high-fiving, hugging, and pausing to let each other catch their respective breath.

Then came the historic ending. Clearly ahead on the cards, Zombie never stopped pursuing his foe, and when the final bell rang he was moving forward, still trying to take Rodriquez’s head off. Rodriguez had other ideas though. Ducking low, he threw his elbow back and up… and knocked Zombie out cold. AT THE FINAL BELL.

Afterwards, Rodriguez collapsed on the canvas, completely spent and hobbled. He actually needed more help to leave the Octagon than Zombie!


It was an epic fight and an epic ending. Sucks that Zombie lost, but man… no one is going to forget this one.

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UFC Fight Night 139 Results: Yair Rodriguez KOs Korean Zombie at the Bell After Insane Battle

There are remarkable fights, and there are history-making fights. Somehow, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 139 last night, Yair Rodriguez and Chan Sung Jung – a.k.a., “The Korean Zombie” – had both.

First of all, holy crap did these guys battle it out. Since both men are insanely durable and highly-creative strikers, we got five full rounds of Korean Zombie constantly moving forward, bloodying Rodriguez up with punches while Rodriguez hacked at him with kicks threw spinning techniques galore. Neither guy really got too rocked, but damn did they hurt each other.

In fact, by the end of one round, Zombie’s lip was split and bleeding. Yikes.

These guys were utterly mauling each other, but their personalities are so amiable and chill that by the end of the fight they were high-fiving, hugging, and pausing to let each other catch their respective breath.

Then came the historic ending. Clearly ahead on the cards, Zombie never stopped pursuing his foe, and when the final bell rang he was moving forward, still trying to take Rodriquez’s head off. Rodriguez had other ideas though. Ducking low, he threw his elbow back and up… and knocked Zombie out cold. AT THE FINAL BELL.

Afterwards, Rodriguez collapsed on the canvas, completely spent and hobbled. He actually needed more help to leave the Octagon than Zombie!


It was an epic fight and an epic ending. Sucks that Zombie lost, but man… no one is going to forget this one.

The post UFC Fight Night 139 Results: Yair Rodriguez KOs Korean Zombie at the Bell After Insane Battle appeared first on Caged Insider.

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UFC Fight Night 139 Results: Yair Rodriguez KOs Korean Zombie at the Bell After Insane Battle

There are remarkable fights, and there are history-making fights. Somehow, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 139 last night, Yair Rodriguez and Chan Sung Jung – a.k.a., “The Korean Zombie” – had both.

First of all, holy crap did these guys battle it out. Since both men are insanely durable and highly-creative strikers, we got five full rounds of Korean Zombie constantly moving forward, bloodying Rodriguez up with punches while Rodriguez hacked at him with kicks threw spinning techniques galore. Neither guy really got too rocked, but damn did they hurt each other.

In fact, by the end of one round, Zombie’s lip was split and bleeding. Yikes.

These guys were utterly mauling each other, but their personalities are so amiable and chill that by the end of the fight they were high-fiving, hugging, and pausing to let each other catch their respective breath.

Then came the historic ending. Clearly ahead on the cards, Zombie never stopped pursuing his foe, and when the final bell rang he was moving forward, still trying to take Rodriquez’s head off. Rodriguez had other ideas though. Ducking low, he threw his elbow back and up… and knocked Zombie out cold. AT THE FINAL BELL.

Afterwards, Rodriguez collapsed on the canvas, completely spent and hobbled. He actually needed more help to leave the Octagon than Zombie!


It was an epic fight and an epic ending. Sucks that Zombie lost, but man… no one is going to forget this one.

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