Frank Mir “bit down on his mouthpiece and swung for the fences,” knocking out Todd Duffee in the first round at UFC San Diego.
Welcome back to The Crossfire.
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:
TSN MAIN CARD
ALAN JOUBAN VS MATT DWYER
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
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
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
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
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.
#10 FRANK MIR VS TODD DUFFEE
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.