Bella Mir improves to 3-0 with finish, vows to be a ‘bigger icon’ than father Frank

Bella Mir, the daughter of former UFC champion Frank Mir is continuing her father’s legacy. After finishing her latest opponent this Friday, she vowed to have a bigger legacy than her father.

The 18-year-old is undefeated in two bouts ahead of her fight. She was looking forward to extend her unbeaten streak against her debutant opponent Jessica Link.

She put her unbeaten record on the line as one of the two MMA bouts of the night in the Xtreme Fight Night 381 card along with a 4-man heavyweight kickboxing tournament at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The card is also broadcasted on UFC Fight Pass.

Mir’s opponent Link might be a debutant in MMA, but she is an experienced bare-knuckle fighter. She previously fought two times in BKFC and once in Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Fighting Championship bare-knuckle MMA.

However, despite Link’s experience in bare-knuckle fighting, Mir’s ground game eventually became the ultimate game-changer. Mir successfully brought her opponent to the ground and submitted her with a vicious armbar.

While many expected Mir to become like her father, she’s aiming higher. In the post-fight interview, she told the audience:

“I just want to say that I’m going to be a bigger icon. My dad set the bar, and I’m going to set it higher. That’s my goal.”

Mir started her professional MMA career in October 2020 at 17 years old in iKon Fighting Federation 2.

Her second bout took place less than two months after that, facing Alma Cespedes, a veteran of two bouts. ‘Lady’ Bella Mir finished Cespedes early in the first round with a rear-naked choke submission.

After her second bout, she took 18 months away from competition while sharpening her wrestling. During that time, she competed as a highly-regarded amateur wrestler in Nevada.