January 23, 2022

Pulev startles former UFC champ in fast KO

Kubrat Pulev startled Frank Mir with a giant proper hand earlier than the previous UFC champion was rescued by the referee within the first spherical of their Triad Fight Guidelines struggle.

The Bulgarian heavyweight ruthlessly stopped Mir, who wobbled dramatically into the ropes after Pulev adopted a crunching proper with a cuffing left hook, and the bout was mercifully waved off.

Pulev was returning to motion for the primary time since he was stopped within the ninth spherical by Anthony Joshua of their world heavyweight title struggle final December.

Frank Mir

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Frank Mir is a former UFC heavyweight champion

Beneath the foundations of the Triad Fight bout, each fighters wore MMA gloves and have been allowed to hit and maintain in a triangular ring.

However Pulev’s superior punching was shortly on present as a single straight proper left Mir unable to proceed within the closing seconds of the opening spherical.

Pulev hopes to renew his boxing profession subsequent 12 months, with promoter Ivaylo Gotzev telling Sky Sports activities that he had been contacted a couple of struggle in opposition to British contender Joe Joyce.

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Watch highlights of Joshua’s KO win over Pulev in December 2020

“We have been getting lots of provides. Joe Joyce is on the lookout for us,” Gotzev instructed Sky Sports activities.

“Kubrat is unquestionably not a stepping stone for no-one, so we’ll decide and select our battles, and get him again to the place he feels nice.

“It is all about how he needs to enter the ring and the way lengthy he needs to maintain going for.”