Like father, like daugther.
Mir (1-0) fought Danielle Wynn of Georgia, who was also making her pro debut, in the co-feature bout of Ikon FF 2 in Sonora, Mexico.
With her father in her corner for the bout, which was contested in a ring on a combined boxing and MMA show, Mir went to her grappling game early and often and dominated the first two rounds of the 137-pound catchweight fight to earn a unanimous decision on scores of 29-28 across the board.
Mir scored a takedown early in the first round, but Wynn (0-1) did a good job tying her up and neutralizing Mir well enough to keep her from getting much offense from top position. Mir, in fact, came out of the round with a bloodied nose.
By the second, though, Mir started to wear Wynn down with her grappling, and by the round’s final moments was raining down ground-and-pound until Wynn was arguably saved by the bell.
In the third, Wynn did her best to emulate her father, who was known for his submission skills, as she worked for an armbar. Wynn held it off, then managed to turn things around and put together her only sustained offense of the bout. That was enough to get her the round, but not the fight.
“It means so much to me, having my first pro fight and following the footsteps of my dad,” Mir said after the bout, which was streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. “I think the nerves just got me out of my head a little bit just because it was something different and I didn’t know what to expect, but that second and third round I started to get into it.”