UFC Fight Night 71 took place Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.
Todd Duffee (9-3) is currently on a one-fight losing streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 3-3. He lost and was cut by the UFC after losing to Rampage Jackson at UFC 114 when he was knocked out in the third round. He lost to Alistair Overeem in December of 2010 at a K-1 event in the first-round when he was knocked out. He got back to his winning ways when he knocked out Neil Grove in August of 2012 in the first-round and then returned to the UFC at UFC 155 when he knocked out Phil De Fries in the first-round. He then beat Anthony Hamilton at UFC 181 by first-round KO. He was knocked out by Frank Mir in the first round at UFC Fight Night 71.
Frank Mir (18-9) is currently on a two-fight winning streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 2-4. He lost to Junior Dos Santos in at Heavyweight championship bout at UFC 146 in the second round by TKO. He then lost another three bouts against Daniel Cormier in April of 2013 by unanimous decision, was knocked out in the first round by Josh Barnett at UFC 164 and then lost in a three-round war to Alistair Overeem at UFC 169 by decision. He rebounded with a first-round KO of Antonio Silva in February of 2014. He knocked out Todd Duffee in the first round at UFC Fight Night 71.
Here is the play-by-play from this fight:
Round 1: They come out swinging for the fences. Mir with combos that hurt Duffee. Mir with a big knee while in the clinch. Duffee clinched, put Mir on the fence then separated. Duffee with a big left jab that stunned Mir, but Mir answered with a counter left strike that put Duffee to sleep!
Result: Frank Mir def. Todd Duffee via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 1:13
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