Round 1 - Referee Herb Dean oversees this heavyweight contest. Mir shuffling his feet and open with a kick to the body. Three more kicks follow. Cormier patiently stalking as Mir moves on the outside. Cormier punches into a clinch. Dirty boxing for Cormier. He grabs the neck and fires a knee. They break, and Cormier throws heavy leather. Mir moves, and but Cormier pushes in again with big punches. Cormier punching in the clinch. Knees to the body. Cormier pulls free and punches the body. Short punch inside before Cormier beaks away. Mir seems content to stay there. Cormier grinding away against the cage. Cormier slips on a high kick, but Mir can't grab him. Mir takes a deep breath. Cormier avoids a spinning kick and answers to the legs. Round ends, and MMAjunkie.com gives it to Cormier, 10-9.
Round 2 - Mir kicks again to start. Cormier misses on a wild flying kick. Cormier pushes back into a clinch and looks to grind away on the outside. Cormier pummeling the body. Mir is trapped on the cage. Crowd wants a little more action, and Cormier backs away. He's quickly back into the clinch again. Boos come, and he backs away again. Punches traded. Mir tries to grab the neck but slips. Cormier pushes inside again. He's not doing a ton of damage, but he's certainly tiring Mir, who is doing very little inside. Cormier backs away again and lands a flurry as he breaks. Mir tries to move inside, but Cormier slips away. Mir looks very tired, and Cormier is patiently wearing him down. Quick break from Dean. Round ends on the feet, and MMAjunkie.com gives it again to Cormier, 10-9.
Round 3 - Dean towels off both fighters before the bell. Cormier catches a low kick but can't quite get the takedown. They move into the clinch again. Cormier breaks away and lands again with his hands. Mir kicks the body. He seems to have a little second wind, and he follows immediately back to the body. Cormier closes the distance. He moves away again, trying to keep the action moving. Punches score, but Mir absorbing it well. Another break from Dean. Cormier stays at range. Mir kicks the body again. He moves forward, but they go into the clinch. Cormier circles off and scores a takedown, but he backs away. Overhand punch leads Cormier into another clinch. It's not the most exciting work, but he's winning the fight. Final minute. Cormier breaks away briefly, and Dean pulls them apart yet again. Mir ducks into a solid right. He pushes forward to close, but the crowd boos at the bell. MMAjunkie.com gives the final round to Cormier, 10-9, awarding him the fight 30-27. Daniel Cormier def. Frank Mir via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)