01 Jan Isabella Mir, Frank Mir’s daughter set for pro MMA debut on Oct. 22
Isabella Mir is one step closer to following her father’s path.
Mir, the daughter of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, announced this week via manager Malki Kawa her pro MMA debut on Oct. 22. Kawa told MMA Fighting the 17-year-old Mir will fight Danielle Wynn (4-3 amateur) in a bantamweight bout at an iKON Fighting Federation show in San Carlos, Mexico. The event airs live on UFC Fight Pass.
ESPN was first to report Isabella Mir’s opponent and the MMA organization. The Mirs celebrated the news on social media:
First step! Thank you @firstroundmgmt and thank you @malkikawa @thefrankmir @mrs_mir for making me the best❤️ #champ
The next time we make this walk together it will be me in her corner #FearLadyMir . @thefoxidentity . #TBT #BellatorMMA #MMA #CombatCultures #FightForTheForgotten #HayabusaCombat #BellaMir #FrankMir
Mir competed as a wrestler at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. She has not participated in any amateur MMA bouts.
Ahead of Frank’s fight with Javy Ayala at Bellator 212 in December 2018, Isabella attended her father’s workout and other fight week events, and was in his corner on fight night.
The elder Mir (19-13) most recently competed at a Bellator show in October of last year, when he defeated Roy Nelson via unanimous decision to end a four-fight losing streak. He has held undisputed and interim heavyweight titles in the UFC.