Four brutal uppercuts in the clinch following a brief feeling out process had Frank Mir on wobbly legs and on his way out the door. Carwin capitalized on his stunned prey and closed in for the kill, swarming Mir with a volley of punches that left the former UFC heavyweight champion in an unconscious heap midway through the opening round.
The victory this evening for the undefeated Carwin has set up a showdown with Brock Lesnar to crown a true, undisputed UFC heavyweight champion.
Carwin’s impressive win tonight was for an interim title set up in the wake of Lesnar’s recent illness that kept the champion from competing. A title Brock deems “make-believe”.
“It was a good fight, but he’s still wearing a belt that’s a make-believe belt,” said Lesnar following Carwin’s knockout of Mir.
Carwin wasn’t going to argue with Lesnar either, stating,” I couldn’t agree more. That’s why I’m coming after it.”