Frank Mir did'nt listen to the experts last night becoming the first fighter to stop Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira with a second round TKO en route to becoming the UFC interim heavyweight champion. With this victory Mir gets a rematch with Brock Lesnar to unify the heavyweight belt. Mir submitted Lesnar in Lesnar's UFC debut last year. After being submitted by Mir, NCAA wrestling champion and former WWE superstar Brock Lesnar went on to defeat Heath Herring and Randy Couture for the UFC belt. Mir has been highly critical of Lesnar getting a title shot.
With Mir victorious it seems like a huge grudge match will go down some time in the Spring. I believe that the UFC Heavyweight unification bout between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir will be the biggest fight of 2009. My early prediction is this. Brock Lesnar will dominate Frank Mir like he did in their first fight, but this time Mir will not be able to pull a submission out of thin air because Lesnar will not engage him on the ground. Lesnar will hit Mir with a big right hand and KO Mir.