Somehow, with what UFC President Dana White called the "submission of the century", Mir battled back from the brink to emerge the stunning victor over "Big Nog" on Saturday night. A post-fight hospital visit confirmed what many were already suspecting -- Mir snapped Nogueira's arm in two with his fight-ending kimura.
Check out the gruesome damage after the jump.
For more on the incredible finish, check out MMA Nation's own Nate Wilcox with the play-by-play.
ROUND ONE: Herb Dean is the referee. Nog comes out in orthodox. Mir in south paw. Nogueira forces Mir back into the cage. Tries to get the take down, gets stuffed. Nog pushes Mir into the cage. Mir lands some knees, pushes Nog back against the cage. Minotauro reverses. Mir gets a trip and takes Nogueira down. Nogueira working for a sweep and Mir stands up. Nogueira pushes Mir into the clinch. Nogueira landing hard right hands to Mir's face. Mir is hurt bad. Nogueira lands a very hard knee that staggers Mir. Mir drops and Nogueira is on top firing away. Mir is nearly out. Nogueira goes for an anaconda choke but it's loose. Mir gets on top. It looks like Nog is about to take his back. Mir gets a kimura. Nogueira rolls to escape but Mir holds onto the shoulder lock. Nogueira taps just as Mir snaps his shoulder.
UFC 140 Results: Frank Mir defeats Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by submission at 3:38 of the first round.