Lesnar stopped Frank Mir with a merciless flurry of punches July 11 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, defending his title in the final bout of UFC 100 on a landmark weekend recognizing the best in this proliferating sport.
Lesnar (4-1) stole the show with what happened after his relentless series of right hands into the face of Mir, who handed Lesnar his only loss nearly 18 months ago.
Mir had won their first encounter with a kneebar, and he tried another one in the opening minute of the rematch. The attempt was thwarted by Lesnar, who then spent much of the round smothering Mir from half guard and pounding on him.
Mir wore a smile out for the second period, though. He clipped Lesnar with a short left hand and followed with a knee and a jumping knee. It was his best and only offense. What happened next was especially violent. Lesnar took Mir down, pinned him against the cage and pummeled his face until referee Herb Dean shoved his way in to stop the fight at 1 minute, 48 seconds.
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