You understand you are getting outdated whenever you’ve been following combined martial arts for so long as I’ve and begin seeing the fighters that had been as soon as vying for championship belts now ushering their youngsters into the game.
It occurred with Randy and Ryan Couture, it is taking place now with UFC Heavyweight legend Frank Mir getting his daughter into the combo.
So, who’s Frank Mir’s daughter? Meet Isabelle Mir!
In the event you aren’t aware of Frank Mir, let me offer you slightly run down: the person might’ve simply dominated the UFC’s heavyweight division for a very long time had he not gotten in a extremely dangerous motorbike accident on the peak of his powers within the group.
Though his skilled file would not look that spectacular, he managed to have a number of profession resurgences and, on a number of events, derailed the hype surrounding explicit fighters.
Most notably, Brock Lesnar. The hulking WWE star had legit wrestling credentials and when he first got here to struggle for the combined martial arts group, he was paired up in opposition to Frank for an enormous heavyweight bout with critical implications.
Whereas Brock was in a position to manhandle Frank to the mat, the veteran grappler managed to lock Brock in a kneebar submission and finish the struggle.
So, Frank’s daughter, Isabella Mir, has some huge gloves to fill. The bantamweight girls’s fighter has simply signed a bout settlement in opposition to Danielle Wynn, who went 4-Three as an novice.
Isabella’s pro-MMA debut will happen in San Carlos, Mexico at an iKKOn Preventing Federation occasion. In the event you’re hoping to catch the bout stay to see what sort of skillset Isabella possesses then there’s one (authorized) method to watch it: on UFC Struggle Cross.
In accordance with ESPN, Isabella is signed with First Spherical Administration below Malki Kawa. Malki reps a number of the highest-profile combined martial artists on the planet like Jon Jones, Jorge Masvidal, Demetrius Johnson (biggest flyweight of all time), Tyron Woodley, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, Yoel Romero, Derrick Lewis, Yair Rodriguez, Dominick Cruz, Jared Cannonier, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, simply to call just a few.
Feminine fighters Ariane Lipski, Gillian Robertson, Valerie Loureda, and Jessica Aguilar have additionally signed on the dotted line with Malki. Isabella can now add her identify to the record of Malki’s MMA clientele.
Followers are a bit nervous, nevertheless, about Isabella’s first professional struggle because it’s her first staged MMA struggle ever. She wrestled at Bishop Gorman Excessive Faculty in Las Vegas, Nev., however would not have any professional or novice MMA expertise.
She does, nevertheless, have her father’s know-how to information her and he or she has usually accompanied Papa Frank to open exercises and his combined martial arts bouts. It is laborious to think about she hasn’t inherited some nice grappling methods (Frank’s jiu-jitsu is a number of the greatest anybody’s ever seen at heavyweight within the UFC) from her daddy.