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Wednesday, 05/29/2013, 07:03 pm

UFC 164: Frank Mir to Welcome Josh Barnett Back to the UFC

Two former UFC heavyweight champions, Frank Mir and Josh Barnett, are set to do battle at UFC 164, the UFC announced via Twitter Wednesday evening.

 

Barnett (32-6) only recently signed back with the UFC, returning to the organization after more than 11 years fighting in various other shows.  Barnett is coming into UFC 164 having won 9 of his last ten fights, the only blemish coming in a decision loss to Daniel Cormier in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Final.

 

Frank Mir (16-7) is one of the most decorated heavyweight fighters with the UFC, a two-time UFC heavyweight champion and fighting for the title 5 times.  Though Mir lost his last fight- also to Daniel Cormier- in a 3-round decision, it was the best he has looked physically in a number of fights.  Mir recently made the move to train under Greg Jackson, a change that certainly has brought new life to the 34-year old.
The UFC announced the fight, saying, “#UFC164 gets a heavyweight clash of entertainers- @TheFrankMir vs @JoshLBarnett! Tix now on pre-sale ticketmaster.com/ufc-164-milwau… #HD110 #MKE”

 

UFC 164 is scheduled for August 31 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Also on the card are Chad Mendes facing Clay Guida, Erik Koch fighting Dustin Porier, and Ben Rothwell fighting Brandon Vera in Vera’s first fight at heavyweight.

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19 Comments to UFC 164: Frank Mir to Welcome Josh Barnett Back to the UFC

  1. gary says:

    I got to go with Mir on this on. This a very interested fight.

    • GOT RID OF FITCH (thank dog) says:

      One cheater welcomes another cheater

      BOTH ROIDERS so at least this fight is on a level playing field

      Mir will get rocked and be on queer street as usual and bobbing around looking drunk

  2. richie says:

    i’ll go with frank mir always have, interesting fight..go frank!

  3. squid says:

    i knew it! this is gonna be a good one . . . i would have to go with mir on this one by decision probably

  4. Ddddddd says:

    Wow,it’s a fight I’ve wanted to see for a long time. If ya Gaige it on their fight in common(Cormier) you’d think Barnett would have the edge. Excited!

  5. tigre says:

    This will be a close one! I think Barnett will edge out a decision though. He’s a little better on the feet and has a better chin, and I think that is where he will keep the fight.

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