UFC 119 has officially concluded, and the main event winner has been crowned. Frank Mir walked away with the victory in the last match of the night due to a late-round knockout over Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. Still, many critics are disappointed in the fight due to a lack of artful fighting. The majority of the match involved the contestants pushing each other against the cage. Although Mir walked away victorious, even he was not happy with his performance, commenting “…I’m completely pissed off about my performance.”
Mir’s win will allow him to be pitted against a major heavyweight name for his next fight, but whether he will be competitive is a different story. In the past, Mir has relied heavily on ground submissions. Filipovic, a stand-up fighter with a weak floor game, held Mir off for much longer than he was expected to, an indication that Mir may have some major flaws in his fighting.
UFC 120 will be held October 16 in London, England. The headline fight will be Michael Bisping against Yoshihiro Akiyama, with Bisping being the heavy favorite at this point.