The combat sports legacy of the Mir family is set to continue in mixed martial arts. Following the recent news of former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir’s signature to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship – the veterans eldest daughter, Bella Mir will make her professional mixed martial arts debut on October 22nd. at iKON Fighting Federation 2 in San Carlos, Mexico.
The 17-year-old features for the first time professionally, also without an amateur background, and looks to continue the legacy paved by father, Frank – who has competed for the likes of the UFC, and Bellator MMA during the submission ace’s illustrious professional career.
Mir linked up with Malki and Abraham Kawa at First Round Management recently ahead of her professional debut on October 22nd. Malki announced the management firms linking with Mir on Tuesday night on his official Instagram account.
“This one is a good one… please help me in welcoming 17 yr old @ladymir11 Bella Mir to the @firstroundmgmt family. Bella’s happens to be the oldest daughter of 2x heavyweight champion and first Cuban champion ever in the @ufc, @thefrank mir. Now here’s the best part: Bella is regarded as the best athlete in Las Vegas, male or female, her dad has been training her for years, and well… she’s making her pro debut next month. Skies the limit and here’s to the real future of the women’s divisions everywhere! I’d say welcome to the fam, but you’ve been family! #mir #mma #womanpower #fightlikeagirl”
Whilst an opponent for Mir’s professional debut has yet to be announced, Kawa informed MMA Junkie that the 17-year-old is set to test bantamweight waters in her first professional outing on October 22nd. in San Carlos, Mexico.