UFC 164: Mir vs Barnett - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

View Poll Results: Who you got in this awesome HW fight?
Mir 21 32.31%
Barnett 44 67.69%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 120 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
Gabba Gabba Hey

dudeabides's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 19,060
UFC 164: Mir vs Barnett

Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett's first octagon appearance in more than 11 years will take place at UFC 164, where he meets Frank Mir.

UFC officials today announced the booking.

UFC 164 takes place Aug. 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The main card will air on pay-per-view.

As USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported, Barnett recently re-signed with the UFC after a decade-long stint fighting in various global promotions.

Barnett has been fighting professionally since 1997 and made his promotional debut in 2000 with a TKO victory over Gan McGee at UFC 28. He would suffer a knockout loss to Pedro Rizzo in his next appearance before rattling off victories over Semmy Schilt, Bobby Hoffman and UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture. The win over Couture scored Barnett the UFC's heavyweight title, though he was later stripped of the belt in 2002 after failing the evening's post-fight drug test.

Barnett spent much of the next six years fighting in Japan, where in 2006 he made it to the finals of that year's PRIDE open weight grand prix before losing to Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic.

In 2008, Barnett returned to the U.S., where he earned victories over Gilbert Yvel in Rizzo under the Affliction banner before that promotion folded up shop. He would later sign with Strikeforce, where he advanced to the promotion's heavyweight grand prix final before falling short against undefeated contender Daniel Cormier. Barnett bounced back with a January win over Nandor Guelmino in Strikeforce's final event.

Nobody F's with the Jesus
(Sig by Killz)
dudeabides is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 120 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 10:57 PM
Cruz Control
LL's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ocean Front Property in Arizona.
Posts: 9,120

Mur by split....maybe?

Sent from Verticalsports.com Free App

2013 VIP FFL Champion
Machida - Alves - Cruz - JDS - Weidman - Condit - Pettis - Edgar - Cowboy - Dodson - Okami
LL is offline  
post #3 of 120 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 11:01 PM
....Omar Comin'
El Bresko's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia.
Posts: 4,797
all Barnett. I'll be willing to take bets on this one.

El Bresko is offline  
post #4 of 120 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 11:18 PM
_CaptainRon's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
Posts: 643
I like Barnett, and I say don't drug test either one.

"Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man."
_CaptainRon is offline  
post #5 of 120 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 11:50 PM
Toxic's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: See that guy over in the window, with the binoculars?
Posts: 21,821
Mir is the better grappler and striker all Josh has here is wrestling with a strong top game he might take it but I see Mir taking this unless it turns into a boring clinch fest.

Sent from Verticalsports.com App

"If you get hit and it hurts hit him back you not knocked out yet."-Joe Doerksen
The Toxic Terrors (FFL)
Demetrious Johnson*Eduardo Dantas*Emanuel Newton*Will Brooks*Michael Page

Toxic is offline  
post #6 of 120 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 11:50 PM
Super Heavyweight
AlphaDawg's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,052
Damn it. I was hoping Mir could get a win first. Now he'll be 0-3. Should be an interesting fight though.
AlphaDawg is offline  
post #7 of 120 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 12:11 AM
official thrash metal connoisseur
hellholming's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Finland
Posts: 3,244
As much as I like Mir... I think Josh has this in the bag.

sigpic by Toxic

Fedor, Mir, Lytle, Serra, Hendo, Chuck, Minowaman, Maynard, Forrest, Hunt
Pickett, Cerrone, Matt Brown, Bisping, Weidman, Barnett, Lawler

hellholming is offline  
post #8 of 120 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 12:34 AM
It's a league game, Smokey
Ape City's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Planet of the Apes
Posts: 7,861
Don't understand why Barnett was signed at all. Just shows how pathetically untalented most of the division still is. I think Cain and JDS are the only guys in the entire division who's skill are even good enough to hang with the guys from 135-205 if weight was somehow made equal.

Everyone jumped all over Overeem for having no legit wins, how about Barnett? What the hell has he done in the last 10 years other than fight b level guys at HW, a division that is already b level when we are talking about the best.

I think Mir will win, but I doubt it will be pretty.

mad props: Toxic
Ape City is offline  
post #9 of 120 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 12:46 AM
You're Welcome.
Canadian Psycho's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Eh?
Posts: 7,723
Or Josh Barnett is a good fighter and HW has some solid talent.

Sergei Kharitonov isn't exactly some can from the minor leagues. And if we're being literal, he's beaten prime Big Nog and prime Mark Hunt in the past ten years.
Canadian Psycho is offline  
post #10 of 120 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 01:06 AM
No_Mercy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,662
My first thoughts were how is Mir going to win this. Then I remember Mirko pulled off some weird submission on Barnett while in the guard.

It should 75% Barnett and 25% Mir. Barnett should just keep it standing. He could easily get caught up in an armbar.

Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.

Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.

No_Mercy is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome