UFC Fight Night 61 results: Frank Mir concludes night of upsets, KOs Antonio Silva

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PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – Former champion [autotag]Frank Mir[/autotag] had lost four straight fights when he stepped into the octagon against onetime title challenger [autotag]Antonio Silva[/autotag], and he was facing pressure to retire if unsuccessful.

Mir (17-9 MMA, 15-9 UFC), who advertised lifestyle changes prior to the fight, instead showed he’s still competitive as a heavyweight by knocking out Silva (18-7 MMA, 2-4 UFC) in the first round to snap his long skid and cap a night of upsets at UFC Fight Night 61.

“My wife, she told me, take time off, even though I didn’t want to,” Mir said afterward. “She said to heal my body. I got ahold of some good trainers (who) really gave me a good offseason program.”

The bout headlined today’s UFC Fight Night 61 event at Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It aired on FOX Sports…

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