UFC Fight Night 61 results: Frank Mir obliterates Antonio Silva in under 2 minutes

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UFC Fight Night 61 results: Frank Mir obliterates Antonio Silva in under 2 minutes
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva of Brazil and Frank Mir of the United States touch gloves prior to their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Antonio Silva, Frank Mir face off at UFC Fight Night 61 workouts
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: UFC Octagon Camila Oliveira introduces a round during the UFC Fight Night event at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva of Brazil kicks Frank Mir of the United States in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Frank Mir of the United States punches Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva of Brazil in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer introduces the fighters before the heavyweight bout between Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva of Brazil and Frank Mir of the United States during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Matt Dwyer of United States punches William Macario of the Brazil in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Iuri Alcantara of Brazil punches Frankie Saenz of the United States in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Iuri Alcantara of Brazil kicks Frankie Saenz of the United States in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Frankie Saenz of the United States punches Iuri Alcantara of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Frankie Saenz of the United States punches Iuri Alcantara of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Iuri Alcantara of Brazil punches Frankie Saenz of the United States in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Iuri Alcantara of Brazil punches Frankie Saenz of the United States in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Frankie Saenz of the United States punches Iuri Alcantara of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Frankie Saenz of the United States punches Iuri Alcantara of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Edson Barboza of Brazil kicks Michael Johnson of the United States in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Rustam Khabilov of the Russian punches Adriano Martins of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Cezar Ferreira of Brazil kicks Sam Alvey of the United States in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Santiago Ponzinibbio of Argentina punches Sean Strickland of the United States in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)s)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Sean Strickland of the United States punches Santiago Ponzinibbio of Argentina in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Josh Shocley of United States punches Ivan Batman of the Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 22: Ivan Batman of Brazil punches Josh Shocley of the United States in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Gigantinho Gymnasium on February 22, 2015 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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In the main event of UFC Fight night 61, former champion Frank Mir and Brazilian Antonio Silva went head-to-head at the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil for a heavyweight bout.

Mir (16-9) has been less than impressive in his recent Octagon outings and was on a four-fight losing streak coming into the bout. Mir needed a win in a big way if he wanted to keep any form of relevancy moving into the twighlight of his career.

For Silva (18-6-1), Sunday offered an opportunity for the local favorite to bounce back from a brutal knockout loss in 2014.

Silva has been 0-2-1 in his last three Octagon appearances, two knockout losses and a draw against Mark Hunt in a 2013 Fight of the Year candidate, so he was in need of a win just as much as Mir.

Play-by-play coverage of the bout below.

Round 1: Frank Mir moved to the center of the cage pawing out his jab to start the fight, while Bigfoot Silva was staying defensive and looking for a counter strike. Mir was able to land a huge left hook that dropped Silva to the mat. As soon as Silva crumbled, Mir delivered some vicious ground-and-pround - some big elbows - that forced Mario Yamasaki to bring an end to the fight.

Official Result: Frank Mir def. Antonio Silva via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:40

UFC Fight Night 61 results:

Michael Johnson def. Edson Barboza via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Sam Alvey def. Cezar Ferreira via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:34
Adriano Martins def. Rustam Khabilov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Frankie Saenz def. Iuri Alcantara via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Sean Strickland via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Marion Reneau def. Jessica Andrade via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:54
Matt Dwyer def. William Macario via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:14
Mike De La Torre def. Tiago Trator via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:59
Douglas Silva def. Cody Gibson via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Ivan Jorge def. Josh Shockley via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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