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After The Crossfire – UPDATED – UFC San Diego: Mir vs Duffee

Frank Mir “bit down on his mouthpiece and swung for the fences,” knocking out Todd Duffee in the first round at UFC San Diego.

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Alan Jouban and Matt Dwyer secured Fight-of-the-Night while Tony Ferguson and Frank Mir secured performances-of-the-night. Each fighter earned a $50,000 USD bonus.

MMA Crossfire Expert Kenai Andrews shares his thoughts on the main card:

UFC Fight Night 71

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TSN MAIN CARD 

ALAN JOUBAN VS MATT DWYER

UFC San Diego

Alan Jouban punches Matt Dwyer of Canada in their welterweight bout during the UFC event at the Valley View Casino Center on July 15, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: ALAN JOUBAN VIA TKO

WINNER: ALAN JOUBAN VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

Andrews: Great fight as Dwyer’s length and kicks scored points early. But Jouban after getting a point deducted for an illegal knee, became the aggressor and broke down Dwyer with strikes. Great fight, guys!

KEVIN LEE VS JAMES MOONTASRI 

UFC San Diego

Kevin Lee punches James Moontasri in their lightweight bout during the UFC event at the Valley View Casino Center on July 15, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: JAMES MOONTASRI VIA TKO

WINNER: KEVIN LEE VIA TKO R1 2:56

Andrews: Lee took control of the bout from the start, using an impressive array of suplexes and strikes to get Moontasri to the ground for the choke.

 

SCOTT JORGENSEN VS MANNY GAMBURYAN 

UFC San Diego

Manny Gamburyan punches Scott Jorgensen in their flyweight bout during the UFC event at the Valley View Casino Center on July 15, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: MANNY GAMBURYAN VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION

WINNER: MANNY GAMBURYAN VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Andrews: Manny was just too strong for Jorgensen, getting the better of the exchanges and scrambles. He didn’t gas either. Good win for The Anvil.

#10 HOLLY HOLM VS #11 MARION RENEAU 

UFC San Diego

Holly Holm kicks Marion Reneau in their women’s bantamweight bout during the UFC event at the Valley View Casino Center on July 15, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Bott)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: HOLLY HOLM VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION 

WINNER: HOLLY HOLM VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)

Andrews: Holm used her kicks to keep Reneau at bay. A good performance by Holm, – she is comfortable now using her kicks – but needs to keep working on her strikes.

JOSH THOMPSON VS TONY FERGUSON

UFC San Diego

Tony Ferguson elbows Josh Thomson in their lightweight bout during the UFC event at the Valley View Casino Center on July 15, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: TONY FERGUSON VIA TKO

WINNER: TONY FERGUSON VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Andrews: Amazing display by Ferguson, but even more heart shown by Thomson to take everything and still fight back. This fight delivered.

MAIN EVENT

#10 FRANK MIR VS TODD DUFFEE

UFC San Diego

Frank Mir punches and knocks out Todd Duffee in their heavyweight bout during the UFC event at the Valley View Casino Center on July 15, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: TODD DUFFEE VIA TKO

WINNER: FRANK MIR VIA TKO R1 1:13

Andrews: It wasn’t that Mir won, but how he won. Standing and trading with Duffee, taking his best shots and then putting him away with the left hand was impressive. You have to give it up to Frank Mir.

 

 

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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