Frank Mir predicts Brock Lesnar will "easily" defeat Alistair Overeem

“Honestly, I think Brock will win pretty easily. I think we’re going to see the closest thing to a grappler versus striker match you’ll see nowadays. Brock is going to cover up; maybe throw one jab. He’ll rush Overeem to the cage, reach down for a leg and rip him down. … I don’t think he’s going to get off his back. I’d be very shocked — I’d applaud Overeem if he got off his back.” – For more from Frank Mir, visit ESPN.com

On December 30th, two of the Heavyweight division’s most behemoth competitors, Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem, will lock horns inside of the octagon with a shot at UFC gold awaiting the winner. In addition to each fighter being a former title holder, they’ll present with contrasting styles, making the NCAA wrestling champ vs. K-1 kickboxing champ a difficult bout to predict. That is, unless your name is Frank Mir.

According to Mir, he’s expecting his former nemesis, Lesnar, who he has went 1-1 against in past encounters, to defeat Overeem rather easily. In fact, the veteran says he’d be “shocked” if the Dutchman is able to climb back to his feet once Lesnar “rips” him to the ground. But, what do you think LowKick’ers? Do you agree with Mir’s prediction or see things playing out a bit differently?

Further Reading: Alistair Overeem reveals he turned down an Immediate Title Shot

Photo: UFC fighter Brock Lesnar during his fight with Shane Carwin at UFC 116 at the Grand Garden Arena on July 3, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Francis Specker


28 Comments

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    japanegro23

    October 22, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I could see that happening. Or… I could see Overeem destroy Brock on the feet. We all have seen that Brock hates to get hit and Overeem is a good striker for a HW. It’s a very interesting match up to say the least. I don’t think the Reem is as good as everyone says but I also think Mir isn’t giving him as much credit as he deserves.

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    Lowkickdodger

    October 22, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Mir thinks Overeem cannot do what he failed to do. Overeem might not be a great wrestler but he showed he can sprawl pretty good and has the athletism and strength along with an OK TD defense to stay on his feet long enough to get Brock’s chin in the first rd. But who knows, we’ll see…

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    dray12

    October 22, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Reem by guillotine or leglock/heelhook

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    MereDictum

    October 22, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Whatever helps you sleep at night Frank.

    Seriously, don’t beat yourself up over MMA math- you’ll stress yourself out.

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    moots

    October 22, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Mir could be on to something here – we all saw how Overeem performed against Werdum, and if he is as scared to go to the ground against Lesnar he could be too hesitant to let his hands go. Time will tell.

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    ShenronRage

    October 22, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    At this point MMA math is no more reliable than UFC Main events.

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    NateDogg

    October 22, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Mir is talking like this because he lost to brock…
    Overeem is going to DESTROY brock! Its obvious that the fight id going to take place on the ground but thats not a problem for overeem.He has a good guard and also a sick guillotine choke.

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    biggermmafan

    October 22, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    frank mir sucks

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    Fight2survive

    October 23, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Let’s face it, Mir worshiped Lesnar after he lost to him. “The Big Man” is no longer invisible and was placed too high in the ladder by nuthuggers like Mir. Another loss for Lesnar makes Mir look more stupid. The words out of Mir’s mouth are more overrated than any keyboard warrior who thinks Overeem is all hype.

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    MMAMarco

    October 23, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Werdum is one of the best submission fighters in the world. Not many fighters truly want to get into a ground war with him. If he is not hurt, then odds are that he will catch you with something if you’re not at his level. Overeem is not at Werdum’s level on the ground but he has a solid ground game and has competed well in submission grappling contests. Brock Lesnar has a great amateur wrestling background but when was the last time he competed in the ADCC like Alistair Overeem did?

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    bluntmasta

    October 23, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I think Frank is right, Brock will rush him and take him down with no problem.

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    JTalbain

    October 23, 2011 at 1:27 am

    In all fairness Mir getting destroyed by Brock was Lesnar’s first HW defense, and it was against the interim heavyweight beltholder.

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    Nik_Hulstein

    October 23, 2011 at 1:42 am

    i think the battle will be well fought with plenty of action, this could end in a thousand ways all with Lesnar’s head in the 13th row

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    Ryan Ventura

    October 23, 2011 at 1:43 am

    I’m sorry but I’ll respectfully say that Frank Mir is out of his mind.

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    holycheapshit

    October 23, 2011 at 2:16 am

    i think it´ll end like in the Reem vs Duffee fight.
    Rush, clinch, BAM and game over.

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    computerjiujitsubb

    October 23, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Lesnars chin is suspect and so is his stand up. i do agree with Mir if Brock can get Reem down he will have a hard time getting to his feet but that doesn’t mean he can’t win it off his back with a sub. should be an exiting fight no matter who wins.

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    spiderp4p

    October 23, 2011 at 4:19 am

    mir trying to make it look like he got destroyed by a world champ fighter, instead of a talentless cash cow

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    IChokePeople

    October 23, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Yeah, I agree. I think that Reem will stuff a lot of Lesner’s shots and beat him up most of the fight. It might look very similar to Reem V Rogers and Lesner V Carwin R1. If Lesner does take him down I think that a guillotine is likely.

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    IChokePeople

    October 23, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Lesner hasn’t really had any true KOs. I think it will look more like Carwin V Lesner R1. That said this is not an easy fight for Reem stylistically. Lesner could win. I would consider it an upset but it could happen.

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    IChokePeople

    October 23, 2011 at 4:41 am

    That isn’t fair. Lesner isn’t great but he is a decent wrestler. Mir is a better stand up fighter than Lesner but he made some mistakes and ended up in Lesner’s world. With improved wrestling/planning Mir can beat Lesner.

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    biggermmafan

    October 23, 2011 at 5:17 am

    lol 9 people that dont watch mma

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    Brasil

    October 23, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Would love to see them Reem sendig his a** back to the WWE but dont think it will happen. Red neck Mofo.

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    Krogan

    October 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Well Overeem has 2 things Mir didn’t have vs Brock, size and well rounded skills.

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    Ryan22

    October 23, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Lesnar winning via pillow pounces again????? No t gonna happen …. Overeem will walk through lesnar faster then duffee

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    biggermmafan

    October 24, 2011 at 3:35 am

    lol excuse me 15 people dont watch mma

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    mexicanpete

    October 24, 2011 at 6:03 am

    mir would say that as lesnar finished him sharpish 2nd time round ,mir is a ****,
    i fear lesnars wrestling ad donkey kong punches wil not be enough to defeat overeem

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    computerjiujitsubb

    October 24, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Mir already did beat Lesnar. Lesnar learned from that first fight and came in with a better game plan in there second fight. I honestly think Mir doesn’t have the mental toughness to beat Lesnar again.

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    x murderer

    October 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Mir’s is right. I believe thats exactly how its gonna go down.

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