Tonight’s co-main event has heavyweight contenders Frank Mir and Shane Carwin turn the tables on the stacked heavyweight division as they both battle it out for the interim heavyweight championship and with the way these two fight, their match-up ended in the very first round once again.
We go to the first round as both men look to engage on the feet and as soon as Carwin throws his hands, Mir looks to counter with some fists of his own, but the two get close-up and in the clinch as Carwin with his size and strength gets the advantage.
Carwin is going to work on Mir with the knees and a punch or two, but referee Dan Miragliotta for some reason breaks up the action as the two meet at the center of the Octagon once again as both Mir and Carwin tap each others chins dueing the exchange as Mir decides to get Carwin up against the fence.
However, that turned out to be Mir’s biggest mistake as Carwin unloaded with a series of uppercut right hands to the chin and back of the ear to Mir’s head as the former two time champ drops to the ground as Carwin punishes and stays on top of Mir unloading his big right hand as the fight is finally stopped and Carwin is the new interim UFC heavyweight champion and remains undefeated in his MMA career and unbeaten in the UFC.
Carwin will still retain his right to finally face off against current UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar as Carwin tells Joe Rogan, “this fight was canceled twice, but this is destiny and this fight was meant to happen for a reason.”
Lesnar agrees and congratulates Carwin, but tells him that he is wearing a “make believe belt” as Carwin respectfully agrees, but still it is Shane Carwin’s night once again as he notches Frank Mir on his list of impressive victories and now he will be fighting for the undisputed heavyweight championship later on this upcoming Summer.