Now if you (or a loved one) were throwing a Oscar’s party last night, or you elected to pass on a card that wasn’t exactly an all-star littered event, you may not have caught Mir’s win. As you’ll see by watching Mir’s post-fight interview below, the former heavyweight champ floored Silva with a left hook and then finished the deal with follow up strikes.
It was a huge, huge win for Mir, who was coming off four consecutive losses. Although all of the defeats came against top contenders, not getting cut after a fifth, straight defeat is a damn rare thing, even for decorated fighters like Mir.
Silva, meanwhile, hasn’t won a bout now since 2013.