There are few things in combat sports more exciting than a fight between high-level heavyweights. Tonight, MMA fans were treated to FIVE thanks to the all-heavyweight lineup for the PPV portion of UFC 146!
The night was capped off by a title-defense from Junior dos Santos who put his gold up for grabs against Frank Mir and retained the belt due to success in the stand-up department. “Cigano” clocked Mir early and often, hurting the former champ in the closing seconds of the first round and then sealing the deal in the second. Dos Santos improved his record to 15-1 with wins in his last ten outings while Mir had picked up a trio of consecutive victories before the loss including finishes of Mirko Filipovic and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Other intriguing bouts included former champion Cain Velasquez’s clash with newcomer Antonio Silva where he scored an opening round TKO, as well as what was a beautifully brutal opener in finishers Stefan Struve-Lavar Johnson seeing the young Dutchman come away with an early submission.
Results from UFC 146 can be found below:
Mike Brown def. Daniel Pineda via Unanimous Decision
Glover Teixeira def. Kyle Kingsbury via Submission Round 1 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Paul Sass def. Jacob Volkmann via Submission Round 1 (Armbar-Triangle Choke)
Dan Hardy def. Duane Ludwig via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
C.B. Dollaway def. Jason Miller via Unanimous Decision
Jamie Varner def. Edson Barboza via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Darren Elkins def. Diego Brandao via Unanimous Decision
Stefan Struve def. Lavar Johnson via Submission Round 1 (Round 1)
Stipe Miocic def. Shane del Rosario via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Roy Nelson def. Dave Herman via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Junior dos Santos def. Frank Mir via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)