On the night before the biggest football game of the year, UFC takes center stage with an immense night of hard-hitting heavyweight fight action. At UFC 81, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will put wrestling superstar Brock Lesnar to the ultimate test, as Lesnar makes his move from the squared circle into the Octagon to prove that he is for real. Then, the new UFC heavyweight king will be decided as Tim “The Maine-iac” Sylvia faces Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira for the Interim UFC Heavyweight Title. UFC 81: BREAKING POINT
The UFC takes Australia by storm for the first time with this explosive matchup. In the main event, unbeaten young gun Cain Velasquez takes on former UFC and PRIDE champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira.
Two of the greatest Heavyweight division Jiu-jitsu specialists finally got their chance to square off when they met inside the Octagon at UFC 92 for the Interim Heavyweight championship. However, it wasn’t their ground skills that were showcased; Mir picked apart Nogueira while on their feet ending the fight in the second round via TKO.
At first the fans inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center booed the stoppage between UFC® Heavyweight Bouts Champion Frank Mir and Tim Sylvia. But most changed their minds as the saw the replay of Syliva's arm breaking during Mir's arm bar attempt.