Video: Bella Mir improves to 3-0 with finish, vows to be ‘bigger icon’ in MMA than father Frank

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Bella Mir continues to show signs she’s going to be an elite MMA prospect with another win in her young career.

Mir (3-0), the 18-year-old daughter of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, added a slick submission win to her record Friday at XFN 381, forcing opponent Jessica Link (0-1) to tap out with a nasty armbar.

Check out the replay of the finish below (via Twitter):

XFN 381 took place at River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Okla., which streamed on UFC Fight Pass.

After making her MMA debut as a 17-year-old in October 2020, Mir got her second victory in December 2020. She took 18 months off between fights, though, as she competes as a highly-regarded amateur wrestler in Nevada.

It’s clear she was working diligently on her game in the time off because she secured her first career submission against Link.

There is an immense amount of pressure on Mir to succeed her father in the sport, but she made it clear afterward that she’s more than ready to not only live up to it, but also surpass it.

“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.”

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