During a press conference ahead of ACB 87 on Friday in England, it was announced that Frank Mir would return to action in August against an undecided opponent under the Absolute Championship Berkut banner. An exact date was not revealed.
Mir will look to bounce back from a three-fight skid. In his last bout, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight king was blitzed in the first round by Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 198.
Mir (18-12) also revealed that he aims to return to the Bellator MMA cage in October.
“Just anything to get more ring time,” said Mir. “My goal is to fight three times this year and I’m 39 in a few weeks, so I don’t have many competitions ahead of me. Between Bellator and ACB, I’ll fight (in England) in August and hopefully get a Bellator fight in October and just hope to keep it rolling, get back in form and then get back in title contention.”