Andrei Arlovski took a unanimous decision win over Frank Mir in the UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson co-main event, a battle of former UFC heavyweight champions.
In the first round Mir tried forcing Arlovski into the fence early but the Belorussian spun free. At range Arlovski landed led kicks at will and some sharp right hands. Mir continued to walk Arlovski down and push him into the cage when he could. Arlovski’s eyebrow was bloodied, apparently by the head fight against the fence. When Arlovski got free he landed a couple of lefts before again being pushed into the fence. When Arlovski would spin free, Mir would walk him down, often behind some hard combos before driving him into the fence. Finally before the end of the round Arlovski began to control the cage fight.
Mir came out in the second and immediately took Arlovski down where he pounded Arlovski from inside the guard. Arlovski managed to hang on and force the stand up with three minutes left. Once they were back on their feet Mir seemed to slow as Arlovski picked at him on the feet.
In the third both men appeared exhausted as they mugged each other against the cage. Ref Big John McCarthy threatened to break up the stalled clinch a couple times before he finally did restart the action. Mir then tagged Arlovski standing, took Arlovski down and went for a shoulder lock. Arlovski used the opening to stand up and survive. Arlovski tagged Mir with a combo and then another in the second to last minute of the third. Mir ended the bout bleeding badly from his right eyebrow.
UFC 191 official results: Andrei Arlovski def. Frank Mir via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28×2).
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