Watch Brock Lesnar’s TKO win over Frank Mir at UFC 100 during the MMA coronavirus hiatus thanks to UFC Free Fights on YouTube.
This week just keeps getting better, especially if you’re a hardcore MMA fan. For a limited time, you can watch Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir in their 2009 rematch at UFC 100, courtesy of the UFC’s Free Fight series on their official YouTube channel.
Lesnar entered the UFC in 2008 with only one fight to his MMA resume, which was unheard of at the time. Lesnar had a successful stint in the WWE and wanted to try his hand at a new sport. His first test in the No. 1 MMA promotion – you guessed it – former heavyweight champion – Frank Mir.
Lesnar’s debut would not last long, losing via kneebar at 1:30 of round one, despite early success. His next bout would be in his hometown of Minneapolis, MN, where he defeated PRIDE and UFC veteran, Heath Herring at UFC 87. The win propelled Lesnar to a title shot.
Lesnar eventually became UFC heavyweight champion, upsetting former two-time champion Randy Couture at UFC 91.
After a successful first title defense, Lesnar’s career would take a turn for the worst. The biggest UFC fighter, literally, would suffer from diverticulitis, a condition within the colon that, for a stretch of 6-8 months, was life-threatening.
Lesnar returned to the UFC in July of 2010. His first fight since his revenge-seeking win over Mir would pair him against the then-interim heavyweight champion, Shane Carwin. Lesnar won the fight via arm triangle at 2:19 of the second round after almost getting finished in the first. With the win, Lesnar earned the title of undisputed heavyweight champion.
His next bout would see him lose his title to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121. Velasquez became the first-ever Mexican-American heavyweight champion and began a title run of his own.
Lesnar remained on the sidelines until the end of 2011. After a first-round KO loss to PRIDE veteran, Alistar Overeem, the most terrifying figure in MMA hung up his gloves.
He would make a brief comeback in 2016 for a UFC 200 bout against Mark Hunt, only to have a decision win be overturned to a no-contest after it was determined Lesnar failed a post-fight USADA drug test.
Today, Lesnar remains active in the WWE, and Mir fights for Bellator MMA.