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UFC 146 Junior Dos Santos vs Frank Mir: Results & Replay Video

It was truly a night of incredible bouts this Saturday, May 26, 2012.  None of the Pay-per-View fights even made it to a decision.  Junior Dos Santos proved to be too much for the challenger and former heavyweight Champion, Frank Mir, he also proved to be the class act and champion that many suspected .  Other notable standouts included former Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson, Jamie Varner, and Dan Hardy.

Pay-per-View

Junior Dos Santos took out Frank Mir by way of TKO due to punches in Round 2, 3:04

 Cain Velasquez made a bloody mess of Antonio Silva and won by way of TKO due to punches in Round 1, 3:36

Roy Nelson dropped a bomb on Dave Herman earning him a knockout in just 0:51 of Round 1

Stipe Miocic showed impressive ground and pound against Shane Del Rosario winning by TKO due to elbows in Round 2, 3:14

Stefan Struve secured the armbar on Lavar Johnson winning by submission in Round 1, 1:05

Fox prelims

Darren Elkins won the unanimous decision against Diego Brandao (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jamie Varner came out guns blazing and secured the TKO against Edson Barboza in Round 1, 3:23

C.B. Dollaway won the unanimous decision against Jason “Mayhem” Miller (29-28, 30-26, 29-28)

Dan Hardy KO’d Duane “Bang” Ludwig in Round 1, 3:51

Facebook prelims

Paul Sass submitted Jacob Volkmann in Round 1, 1:54

Glover Teixeira secured a arm-traingle choke on Kyle Kingsbury in Round 1, 1:53

Mike Brown won the unanimous decision against Daniel Pineda (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

It truly was an awesome night of fights.  Check out the video below to catch some of the highlights.

UFC 146 Junior Dos Santos vs Frank Mir: Match Ups

With less than a week left for the Saturday, May 26 Pay-per-View event airing live at 7pm/10pm PT/ET the UFC is underway for another spectacular event.   Notable fights include a heavyweight title fight, a UFC debut of Antonio Silva, and much more.  Even the prelims airing on FX and Facebook look very appealing, so be sure to tune in.

Pay-per-View 7pm/10pm PT/ET

Heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos (14-1-0) vs Frank Mir (16-5-0)

Cain Valasquez (9-1-0) vs Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (16-3-0)

Roy Nelson (17-7-0) vs Dave Herman (21-3-0)

Stipe Miocic (8-0-0) vs Shane Del Rosario (11-0-0)

Stefan Struve (27-5-0) vs Lavar Johnson (17-5-0)

Airing on Fox

Diego Brandao (19-7-0) vs Darren Elkins (14-2-0)

Edson Barboza (10-0-0) vs Jamie Varner (19-6-1, 2NC)

Jason ‘Mayham’ Miller (24-9-0, 1NC) vs CB Dollaway (12-5-0)

Dan Hardy (23-10-0, 1NC) vs Duane Ludwig (29-12-0)

Airing live on Facebook

Jacob Volkmann (14-2-0) vs Paul Sass (12-0-0)

Kyle Kingsbury (11-3-0, 1NC) vs Glover Teixeira (17-2-0)

Mike Brown (25-8-0) vs Daniel Pineda (17-7-0)

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva to Fight Cane Velasquez at UFC 146 and Poll

That’s correct fight fans, it appears Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (16-3) will make his UFC debut against former heavyweight champion Cane Valasquez (9-1).
Cane Valasquez was originally slated to fight Frank Mir, at UFC 146, until the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed that Alistair Overeem had tested positive for elevated testosterone levels.  This news made Overeem ineligible to fight in the event and the UFC decided to give Mir a title shot.
With Mir fighting Junior Dos Santos, for the belt, Cane needed a new opponent, that’s where ‘Bigfoot’ comes in.  Antonio Silva has many notable victories, including recent wins over Fedor Emelianenko,  and Mike Kyle in Strikeforce.  Silva was the first and last EliteXC Heavyweight Champion and the 2011 Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinalist.

Frank Mir to Replace Alistair Overeem, for UFC Heavyweight Title Against Junior Dos Santos, at UFC 146

It appears Dana White has made the announcement official as he tweeted this late last night, “May 26th is now Mir vs. JDS for the HW title in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand,”.

This announcement comes on the heels of the disclosure that Alistair Overeem (36-11, 1NC) has tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone following the UFC 146 press conference on March 27 that showed Overeem’s levels to be more than twice the allotted limit.  Frank Mir (16-5), originally scheduled to fight Cain Valasquez (9-1) at UFC 146 in an undercard bout, will now replace Alistair Overeem to fight for the belt, this time, against the current heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos (14-1).  No opponent for Cain Valasquez has yet been announced.

Frank Mir is coming off a three win fight streak where he has victories over Mirko Filipovic, Big Country and most recently the brutal arm break of Nogueira.  Mir is no newcomer to a UFC title, however.  Mir first won the heavyweight title against Tim Sylvia (30-7) at UFC 48, by way of armbar.  Following the victory Mir suffered a tragic motorcycle accident and spent a bit of time on the mend.  Mir has since recaptured the title only to lose it right after to Brock Lesnar (5-3).

Dos Santos took out Cain Valasquez in an astonishing 64 second, 1st round knockout on the UFC on Fox debut, to earn his championship.  Junior Dos Santos is undefeated in the UFC and holds notable wins over Cain Valasquez, Shane Carwin,Roy Nelson, and Gabriel Gonzaga.  Only 2 of Junior’s professional fights have ever made it to decision.

Alistair Overeem Tested Positive for Elevated Testosterone Levels

Alistair ‘Demolition Man’ Overeem (36-11 1nc) tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone following a UFC 146 press conference held on March 27th in Las Vegas.  Now, Overeem must show up in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission to plead his case before he can be allowed to fight at UFC 146 against the current heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos (14-1).

According to an article posted on Sherdog, “Overeem’s testosterone to epitestosterone (T/E) ratio was greater than 10-to-1, exceeding the allowable 6-to-1 limit. Along with five other competitors, “The Demolition Man” was tested following a UFC 146 press conference in Las Vegas on March 27. Frank Mir, Roy Nelson, Antonio Silva, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos all produced negative tests. ”

Alistair Overeem’s last fight, and UFC debut, was against Brock Lesnar where he earned an impressive 1st round TKO and secured his position as the number one contender.  Now it’s up to the big man and the NSAC to figure out the future for UFC 146 and Overeem.