Unlike other professional sports, there is no offseason in MMA. Week in and week out fight cards all over the world are taking place. Some weeks there will be major fight cards filled with big name fighters others not so much, but there are fights taking place every week.

Regardless of whether the fighters are household names or not, The MMA Corner will preview the best fight taking place during the week.

This week’s Fight of the Week is the UFC heavyweight bout between Frank Mir and Todd Duffee.

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, the UFC heads to the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego for UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee, where two of the most dangerous heavyweights in the world will collide in the main event.

Of all of the divisions in the UFC, the heavyweight division is wide open and anyone with some name value is seemingly only three wins away from a title shot. But at the same time, the heavyweight division might just be the most dangerous division because everyone in the division has a puncher’s chance and can end a fight with one shot.

Coming off of an impressive first round TKO win over Antonio Silva in his last outing, former heavyweight champion Mir is looking towards one last run at the title. After going winless in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Mir nearly retired but after taking a year off, he came back health and refocused. As one of the most decorated heavyweights in UFC history Mir has proven time and time again that he can never be counted out.

Duffee on the other hand finally looks like he is ready to cash in on the incredible potential we saw when he made his UFC debut with a seven second knockout at UFC 102. After getting his head right and fighting through some health and injury issues, Duffee appears to be ready to make his run. This is his opportunity to pick up the biggest win of his career.

With 22 combined wins by stoppage, there is a very good chance this fight doesn’t make it out of the first round. An explosive striker on the feet, Duffee will be looking to turn Mir’s lights out early. But Mir is a crafty veteran who has been in the cage with some of the best strikers MMA has to offer. If Mir can weather the early storm and get Duffee to the ground, he will submit the youngster.

Don’t blink because this one will go from action to over in a matter of seconds.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.