Frank Mir and Mark Hunt will throw down TONIGHT (March 19, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 85 inside Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. In a match up of grappler and striker, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight finishers Frank Mir and Mark Hunt will clash TONIGHT (March 19, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 85 inside Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
Last year was a solid comeback for Mir, who put together a couple solid wins before dropping a close bout to the highly-ranked Andrei Arlovski. Now, Mir looks to return to the win column and get back into the title hunt one last time.
On the other hand, it’s unclear just how long Hunt’s late career renaissance will last. He won his last bout in quick fashion, but Hunt really needed this win in order to continue his drive towards the title.
Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for each fighter:
Key Wins: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140, UFC 192), Roy Nelson (UFC 130), Brock Lesnar (UFC 81)
Key Losses: Andrei Arlovski (UFC 191), Josh Barnett (UFC 164), Alistair Overeem (UFC 169)
Keys to Victory: One of the Heavyweight division’s most successful submission fighters, Mir has always been a dangerous finisher. More recently, Mir has refocused on his striking and switched to the Southpaw stance.
Overall, it’s been a successful change.
That said, there’s no reason Mir should be looking to strike with Hunt. He obviously needs to set up his takedowns with his kickboxing, but Mir shouldn’t plan on taking out Hunt with punches.
Instead, Mir should turn to his single leg takedown. If he’s able to time his entrance well — something Mir is generally quite good at — then the former champion has a decent chance ….View full article
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