More

    Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir signs with BKFC

    Frank Mir is heading to the world of bare knuckle fighting.

    Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting that Mir has signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship following an initial report from Fight Bananas.

    Mir makes the transition after a professional MMA run that spanned nearly two decades. The 41-year-old made his UFC debut in his third fight at UFC 34 in November 2001. After a 5-1 start in the octagon, Mir became the UFC heavyweight champion for the first time after submitting Tim Sylvia in just under a minute at UFC 48.

    He would go on to capture UFC gold again in 2008, finishing Antonio Rogerio Nogueria at UFC 92 to become the interim heavyweight champion. Mir lost the title in his next fight to Brock Lesnar at UFC 100 seven months later.

    Following a nearly 15-year run with the UFC, Mir signed with Bellator MMA in 2018. After losing his first two fights to Fedor Emelianenko and Javy Ayala, Mir would pick up a win over Roy Nelson at Bellator 231 this past October in, what could turn out to be, his final mixed marital arts bout.

    No word on when Mir would make his first BKFC appearance, and what his role would entirely entail.

    This article was originally published on www.mmafighting.com

    Related articles

    Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

    Latest articles

    Steven Ward’s Cruiserweight Debut! | Steven Ward vs Jone Volau TK | FULL FIGHT

    ►SUBSCRIBE http://bit.ly/SSBoxingSub Watch Steven Ward's debut at cruiserweight as he takes on Jone Volau TK on the undercard of Tyrone McKenna vs Ohara Davies.►TWITTER: https://twitter.com/skysportsboxing ►FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/skysportsboxing ►WEBSITE: http://www.skysports.com/boxing MORE FROM SKY SPORTS ON YOUTUBE: ►SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL: http://bit.ly/SSFootballSub ►SKY SPORTS CRICKET: https://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyCricket ►SOCCER AM: http://bit.ly/SoccerAMSub ►SKY SPORTS F1: http://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyF1 ►SKY SPORTS: http://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyF1

    JOSHUA BUATSI | ALL OF HIS CAREER KNOCKOUTS 💪👊

    ►SUBSCRIBE http://bit.ly/SSBoxingSub Joshua Buatsi has power in both fists! Here is a look at all of his knockouts so far in his career to date.Watch his next fight on Sunday night against the highly rated Marko Calic, live on Sky Sports Arena from 7pm.►TWITTER: https://twitter.com/skysportsboxing ►FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/skysportsboxing ►WEBSITE: http://www.skysports.com/boxing MORE FROM SKY SPORTS ON YOUTUBE: ►SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL: http://bit.ly/SSFootballSub ►SKY SPORTS CRICKET: https://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyCricket ►SOCCER AM: http://bit.ly/SoccerAMSub ►SKY SPORTS F1: http://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyF1 ►SKY SPORTS: http://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyF1

    Alen Babic steamrolls Niall Kennedy to continue his knockout streak 🔥🔥

    ►SUBSCRIBE http://bit.ly/SSBoxingSub Alen Babic gets another knockout win, this time in the third round against Niall Kennedy. ►TWITTER: https://twitter.com/skysportsboxing ►FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/skysportsboxing ►WEBSITE: http://www.skysports.com/boxing MORE FROM SKY SPORTS ON YOUTUBE: ►SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL: http://bit.ly/SSFootballSub ►SKY SPORTS CRICKET: https://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyCricket ►SOCCER AM: http://bit.ly/SoccerAMSub ►SKY SPORTS F1: http://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyF1 ►SKY SPORTS: http://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyF1

    Joshua Buatsi’s best moments in thrilling battle with Marko Calic! 💥💥

    ►SUBSCRIBE http://bit.ly/SSBoxingSub We look at Joshua Buatsi's best moments as he overcame Marko Calic in an enthralling battle.►TWITTER: https://twitter.com/skysportsboxing ►FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/skysportsboxing ►WEBSITE: http://www.skysports.com/boxing MORE FROM SKY SPORTS ON YOUTUBE: ►SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL: http://bit.ly/SSFootballSub ►SKY SPORTS CRICKET: https://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyCricket ►SOCCER AM: http://bit.ly/SoccerAMSub ►SKY SPORTS F1: http://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyF1 ►SKY SPORTS: http://bit.ly/SubscribeSkyF1
    Advertisement