IMO, your recollection of round 2 is a bit off. The flurry of punches that Mir threw (before he tried the jumping knee) all missed. Brock moved his head out of the way on all of them as he was backing up. In the clinch, Mir landed a knee (which stunned brock). Then, he went for the jumping knee and Brock took him down.
How did 2 or 3 connect. I don't remember him throwing much more than 2 or 3 during that attack.
Brock was backing up, yes, but Mir wasn't landing anything.
Just watched it again, mir threw 3 punches in the original flurry, and yeah it looks like they all missed, however he catches brock with a nice left hook right before throwing the 2 knees, my point still stands IMO, mir beat brock in the standup and he'd do it again if he could avoid getting taken down.
HW: Arlovski, CroCop, Mir
LHW: Wandy, Rampage, Liddell
MW: Marquardt, Silva, Franklin
WW: GSP, Hughes
ALWAYS backin my boy Matt Hammill, BISPING IS A TOOL, WAR HAMMILL!