UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir
UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir (formerly known as Dos Santos vs. Overeem) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on May 26, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For the first time in UFC history all fights on a PPV main card will be Heavyweight bouts.
On April 4th, 2012 it was announced Heavyweight Championship challenger Alistair Overeem had failed a pre-fight drug test due to elevated levels of testosterone. The UFC, however, did not wait until Overeem's licensure hearing in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and announced that former champion Frank Mir was named as a replacement. The following day, it was announced that Mir's original opponent, Cain Velasquez would be facing Antonio Silva. The initial shuffling left Roy Nelson without an opponent, until Gabriel Gonzaga was tabbed as his replacement and undefeated and former NAAFS Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic to face fellow undefeated Shane Del Rosario.
Officials announced more shuffling to the card on May 2, 2012. Dave Herman replaced Gonzaga and faces Nelson and former WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner was signed to face Edson Barboza instead of Evan Dunham.
- Next Event: UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale
- Previous Event: UFC on FUEL TV 3: Poirier vs. Jung
Announced Fight Card
- Heavyweight Championship: Junior Dos Santos (c) vs. Frank Mir
- Heavyweight: Antonio Silva vs. Cain Velasquez
- Heavyweight: Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman
- Heavyweight: Shane Del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic
- Heavyweight: Lavar Johnson vs. Stefan Struve
- Featherweight: Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins
- Lightweight: Edson Barboza vs. Jamie Varner
- Middleweight: C.B. Dollaway vs. Jason Miller
- Welterweight: Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig
- Lightweight: Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann
- Light Heavyweight: Kyle Kingsbury vs. Glover Teixeira
- Featherweight: Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda
|Mike Brown||Daniel Pineda||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Glover Teixeira||Kyle Kingsbury||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||1||1:53|
|Paul Sass||Jacob Volkmann||Submission (Triangle Armbar)||1||1:54||Sass won co-Submission of the Night|
|Dan Hardy||Duane Ludwig||KO (Punch and Elbows)||1||3:51||Hardy won co-Knockout of the Night|
|C.B. Dollaway||Jason Miller||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Jamie Varner||Edson Barboza||TKO (Punches)||1||3:23|
|Darren Elkins||Diego Brandao||Decision (Unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Stefan Struve||Lavar Johnson||Submission (Armbar)||1||1:05||Struve won co-Submission of the Night|
|Stipe Miocic||Shane del Rosario||TKO (Elbows)||2||3:14|
|Roy Nelson||Dave Herman||KO (Punch)||1||0:51||Nelson won co-Knockout of the Night|
|Cain Velasquez||Antonio Silva||TKO (Punches)||1||3:36|
|Junior Dos Santos||Frank Mir||TKO (Punches)||1||3:36||Dos Santos defended UFC Heavyweight Championship|