LAS VEGAS – “UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir” takes place this evening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and is headlined by UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos making his first title defense against former two-time heavyweight champ Frank Mir.
The all-heavyweight main card is headlined with former champion Cain Velasquez taking on Strikeforce veteran Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in what will be his UFC debut. TUF 10 winner Roy “Big Country” Nelson faces the enigmatic Dave Herman. The 6-foot-11-and-a-half-inch Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve takes on knockout artist Lavar Johnson. And someone’s 0 will have to go as undefeated big boys Stipe Miocic and Shane Del Rosario clash.
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide LIVE play-by-play results and commentary starting at 6:45 p.m. ET (3:45 p.m. PT) with the preliminary card and switching over to the main card at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).
UFC 146 quick results:
MAIN CARD (pay-per-view)
- Junior Dos Santos def. Frank Mir by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (3:04)
- Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (3:36)
- Roy Nelson def. Dave Herman by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (:51)
- Stipe Miocic def. Shane Del Rosario by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (3:14)
- Stefan Struve def. Lavar Johnson by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (1:05)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX)
- Darren Elkins def. Diego Brandao by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Jamie Varner def. Edson Barboza by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (3:23)
- C.B. Dollaway def. Jason Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 29-28)
- Dan Hardy def. Duane Ludwig by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (3:51)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
- Paul Sass def. Jacob Volkmann by submission (triangle armbar) Rd 1 (1:54)
- Glover Teixeira def. Kyle Kingsbury by submission (arm triangle) Rd 1 (1:53)
- Mike Brown def. Daniel Pineda by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC 146 play-by-play
Preliminary Card – Facebook (5:45 p.m. ET)
(145) Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda
Round 1 – Brittney Palmer lookin hot as always. Brown flashing a jab. Pineda slips to the ground on a high kick, gets up. Right from Brown over the top. Again, connects to the back of the head, left hook connects as well. Pineda staggers Brown with a double jab and a kick but Brown puts him on his back. On top in half guard. Brown almost gets the crucifux position but Pineda sweeps and ends up on top. Butterfly guard from Brown. Brown makes it to his feet. They square up. Big leg kick from Pineda, uppercut and a right. Back elbow and a right from Pineda. Left hook and a right. Left from Pineda, Brown with a front kick. Right hook from Brown. Left jab. Inside leg kick from Pineda, he shoots and Brown hip tosses him to the ground and lands on top in half guard. Brown ends the round landing left hands and Pineda making his way to his feet just as the bell sounds. PMN scores the round 10-9 Brown.
Round 2 – Big right hand and left hook from Brown but Pineda fires back in a gun battle. Pineda shoots for the takedown and puts Brown on his butt. Brown gets to his feet and slams Pineda very hard. Brown in side control but Pineda uses a beautiful sweep standing Brown straight up in the air. Brown makes it to his feet, clinch, knees to the body from Brown, against the cage. More knees from Brown. Big right hand, uppercut, knee. Body shots. PIneda may be hurt. Pineda swings back big, takes a deep breath. They square up in the center. One two three from Pineda, Superman punch, side kick. Nothing landing much. Inside leg kick, spinning backfist. Overhand right. Brown slips on a kick. Pineda tries to shoot but ends up on his back with Brown inside his full guard. Brown with hammerfists and Pineda’s face is bleeding a bit under his left eye. Brown attacking with punches and elbows, staying busy. Brown in full guard. Elbow from his back from Pineda. Big punches from Brown before the bell. Brown was also cut from an elbow. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Brown.
Round 3 – Big leg kick from Pineda. Right hand from Brown. Double jab. Left hook, head kick from Pineda. Brown with a big knee to the body and Pineda is folded to the ground. Brown attacks with punches from half guard. Brown staying busy with ground and pound. Brown tries to move to side control but Pineda does a good job of keeping him in half guard. Brown gets to side control briefly but Pineda recovers full guard. Brown staying busy with punches. Two and a half minutes left. Pineda with pretty good defense blocking most of Brown’s power. Pineda takes Brown’s back with a minute and a half left. Pineda with a body triangle and looking for the choke. Pineda staying busy softening Brown up but time is running out and Brown survives. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Pineda and the fight 29-28 for Brown.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Mike Brown def. Daniel Pineda by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
(205) Kyle Kingsbury vs. Glover Teixeira
Round 1 – Kingsbury with his pornstar hair and stache. Glover comes out landing punches reddening up Kyle’s face. Knee from Kyle. Big right from Glover. Leg kick from Kyle. Uppercut from Glover drops Kingsbury, he covers up. Glover mounts and unleashes the pain. Kyle tries to hold on. Glover flattens him with his forearm to the throat and keeps punching. Kingsbury trying to do anything here. Glover locks up an arm triangle and Kingsbury taps out. Complete absolute domination. He goes and checks on Kingsbury who is very slow to sit up. What a magnificent performance in what was Teixeira’s UFC debut. That my friends is how you make an entrance to the promotion and serve notice to the light heavyweight division.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Glover Teixeira def. Kyle Kingsbury by submission (arm triangle) Rd 1 (1:53)
Marco Ruas, John Hackleman and Pedro Rizzo were in Glover’s corner.
(155) Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann
Round 1 – Body kick from Volkmann countered with a Sass right. Volkmann gets Sass on his back and is on top in half guard. Volkmann stands up looking to advance position. He lays back down in full guard. Sass throws some elbows off his back, locks up a triangle/armbar and Volkmann taps quickly giving Volkmann just the third loss of his career.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Paul Sass def. Jacob Volkmann by submission (triangle armbar) Rd 1 (1:54)
Sass improves to 13-0 and it’s his ninth win by armbar submission.
Preliminary Card – FX (8 p.m. ET)
(170) Dan Hardy vs. Duane “Bang” Ludwig
Round 1 – Left hand from Hardy but Ludwig clinches up and lands several knees. Hardy pushes him to the cage. They trade knees. Elbow from Ludwig. Right elbow and left hand from Hardy as he backs up. A lead left hook scores for Hardy. Leg kick from Ludwig. One two from Ludwig. Head kick from Ludwig just misses. Big leg kick from Hardy. Left hand from Ludwig. Left hand from Hardy. Knee from Ludwig. Hardy looks for the takedown but Ludwig stops it. Hardy backs out and then lands a big left hook that drops Ludwig. Hardy follows up with an elbow to his downed opponent and referee Yves Lavigne steps in to save the day. Hardy had four losses in a row inside the UFC Octagon coming into this fight. If anyone ever needed a win it was “The Outlaw”. But the UFC brass is a big fan of his fighting style and Mr. Hardy is back on track. This was actually his first win since November 2009.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Dan Hardy def. Duane Ludwig by knockout (punches) Rd 1 (3:51)
(185) C.B. Dollaway vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller
Round 1 – Miller dancing, eats a left. He has a rising sun design in his hair. Miller rocks CB and locks up a guillotine. Dollaway escapes and gets a body lock on Miller, drags Miller to the ground and Miller gets up but CB has a body lock. Miller lands a shot. CB lands a stiff jab and Miller fires back. Body kick, left jab. CB with a jab. CB drops Miller with a shot but it looks like his knee may be hurt. It’s wrapped up and looks like it may have given out on him. Miller on his knees and CB is riding his back. CB lands some punches to the side of the head. Miller still on his knees. Elbow from Miller. CB still holding onto Miller and traps his arm behind his back but Miller gets free of that but CB gets full mount. Miller gives up his back and gets to his knees, now to his feet. Miller backs out and lands a punch at the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 Dollaway.
Round 2 – Miller stalking. They both swing and a big right from Miller hurts Dollaway. Miller rushes him as CB staggers but CB shoots at gets the takedown. Great back and forth fight. CB with a body lock staying on Miller like white on rice. Miller back to his feet as CB pushes and leans on Miller. CB going for a leg, he gets Miller on his back and is on top in half guard. Miller tries to post up but CB flattens him out. The crowd boos the lay and pray. Dollaway lands a couple punches. Miller gets full guard. Miller with some elbows off his back. Nice punch from CB before the bell. PMN scores the round 10-9 for CB.
Round 3 – Left jab from CB as Miller stalks. Right and left from Miller. CB shoots and gets Miller down on his butt with his back to the cage. CB puts him on his back, gets to his knees as CB rides him with a body lock. The crowd boos CB’s style. CB tries to get hooks in from Miller’s back. CB in side control, now riding his back again, one hook in. Two and a half minutes left. Big slam from CB. Rogan says Miller is not fighting like a desperate man, but CB is just controlling him, he can’t do anything. CB drops some heavy hammerfists and is in full back mount. Hammerfists from CB. One minute to go as Miller covers up. Lots of punches from CB. He gets Miller on his back, full mount now. Miller throws up in his arms in frustration. CB throws up his arms in victory as the crowd boos his fighting style.. PMN scores the round 10-9 for CB and the fight 30-27 for CB.
OFFICIAL RESULT: C.B. Dollaway def. Jason Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
(155) Edson Barboza vs. Jamie Varner
Round 1 – Leg kick Barboza. Another one, big one. Varner circling. Inside leg kick from Barboza, outside, head kick but Varner puts him down and is on top in half guard. Couple of shots from Varner. Barboza gets to his feet. Leg kick. Another one. Inside leg kick. One two from Varner staggers Barboza. Leg kick from Barboza but he eats a right. Body head combo from Varner. Leg kick from Barboza. Varner circles. Big leg kick from Barboza. Varner staggers him with a big combo. Barboza is hurt. He tries to retreat but Varner chases him down. Varner lands more shots, Barboza goes down and Varner stays on him pounding away. Referee Steve Mazzagatti stops it. A great return for Varner who has not fought in the UFC since 2007. It’s Barboza’s first loss in the UFC and the first of his career.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jamie Varner def. Edson Barboza by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (3:23)
Congratulations to RYU, Varner’s sponsor for this fight!
(145) Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins
Round 1 – Superman punch followed by a leg kick from Brandao. Elkins shoots for a single, trips Brandao but Brandao locks up a kimura and uses it to get on top of Elkins. Now on top inside full gaurd. Elkins attacks with a kimura and Brandao stands up and out. Elkins shoots, stuffed. Nice left from Elkins knocks Brandao back. Jumping knee from Brandao puts Elkins down. Brandao on top in side control, drops some elbows. Brandao tries to mount, he backs up and lets Elkins stand up. Push kick to the knee from Elkins. Right from Elkins. Brandao clips him with a left. Swarms and Elkins goes down to his back. Brandao in side control, stands up, dives in with a big right hand that connects. One minute to go. Elkins with full guard and punching from his back. Brandao attacking with ground and pound. Big left hand as he stands over Elkins. He stands up again and dives in with a one two scoring. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Brandao.
Round 2 – Greg Jackson in Brandao’s corner. Nice knee from Brandao. Uppercut from Brandao, right hand counter from Elkins. Nice left from Elkins, knee to the body. Backward elbow from Brandao. Brandao slips with a kick and lands on his back. Elkins lays on top inside full guard. Elkins trying to work the ground and pound, landing hammerfists. They scramble and Elkins gets back inside full guard. Elbows from the bottom by Brandao. Elkins in half guard, moves to full mount. He postures up with big punches as Brandao flails. Brandao bucks up and Elkins moves to half guard. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Elkins.
Round 3 – Elkins has a Colossus style cauliflower ear. They trade punches and Elkins gets the takedown. Elkins inside his full guard. He moves to half guard and begins dropping elbows. Brandao recovers full guard. Elkins moves to half guard. Moves to full mount and is working the ground and pound with half the round to go. Nice elbows and punches from Elkins. Big body shots from Elkins. He locks on an arm-in guillotine briefly. Lets it go as Brandao stands up. Elkins tries to drag him down but ends up on the bottom. Brandao dives in with a big punch that scores. Brandao inside full guard. Elkins pulls rubber guard and punches off his back. Brandao with a big right hand before the bell. Great back and forth war. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Elkins and the fight 29-28 for Elkins.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Darren Elkins def. Diego Brandao by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Congrats to RYU apparel for another win as the sponsor of Elkins.
Main Card – Pay-Per-View (10 p.m. ET)
(265) Lavar Johnson vs. Stefan Struve
Round 1 – Johnson and Struve tie up against the cage. Johnson leaning on Struve. Struve pulls guard. He throws up his legs for an armbar and this fight is over my friends. Johnson’s arm is hurt as he wrangles in pain. I would now like to divert your attention to our staff picks to see how yours truly called this one.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Stefan Struve def. Lavar Johnson by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (1:05)
(265) Shane Del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Del Rosario with a body kick. Body kick again. Leg kick. Eats a right from Miocic. Leg kick Del Rosario. Nice right from Miocic. Body kick from Del Rosario. Again, Miocic catches it, lets it go. Again. Leg kick. Inside leg kick. Miocic fires off punches. Del Rosario covers up. Body kick from Del Rosario. One two, body shot from Miocic. Body kick from Del Rosario and a straight left. Leg kick, body kick. Right hand from Miocic. Again. Head kick from Del Rosario just misses. Right from Miocic is blocked. Again. Body kick from Del Rosario. Leg kick from Miocic. Big left from Del Rosario. Big leg kick. Knee. Big left hand. Miocic with underhooks puts Del Rosario against the cage. Miocic backs out. Right hand. Uppercut and a right hook from Del Rosario, then a takedown by Miocic. He stands up and lets Del Rosario up. Almost dives into a knee. PMN scores it 10-9 Del Rosario.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Del Rosario. Again. Body kick from Del Rosario. Punches from Miocic but Del Rosario covers up. Miocic gets the takedown, lands in side control. Gets full mount. Del Rosario gets half guard. Miocic with a few punches, he stands up then comes down with several hammerfists that open up Del Rosario’s nose. Miocic now in half guard. Nice punches from Miocic from top position. Elbows from Miocic. Hammerfists and Del Rosario is busted up. Full mount from Miocic and he’s pouring on the punishment with two minutes left. Big elbows from Miocic and Yves Lavigne stops his fight. Wow! Great comeback from Miocic.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Stipe Miocic def. Shane Del Rosario by TKO (strikes) Rd 2 (3:14)
(265) Dave Herman vs. Roy Nelson
Round 1 – Herman took this bout on three weeks notice. That could be good or bad. If this gets out of round one I will be amazed. Arianny is now in her seat by the way. See our homepage on why that is a big deal. Two front kicks from Herman. Knee to the body. Front kick. Again. One overhand right from Roy Nelson and this fight is over. Dave Herman goes down. Roy lands one more and that’s it. He landed it right on the jaw and Herman dropped straight down on his butt. Roy folded him in half. See staff picks. Roy “The Ninja” Nelson.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Roy Nelson def. Dave Herman by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (:51)
(265) Antonio Silva vs. Cain Velasquez
Round 1 – Hold onto your hats friends. Cain puts him on his back right away after catching a kick. Upkick from Silva lands on the jaw. Cain moves to half guard, lands an elbow. Elbow from Cain and Silva is already cut, another elbow. Silva is bleeding badly. It already looks like a murder scene. Bigfoot is having a hard time seeing. Bigfoot goes for a leg and Cain gets free. The ref stops to look at the cut. Bigfoot is shaking his head to get the blood out of his eyes. They let it go after wiping his eyes and checking the cut. They restart the fight where they were on the ground. Cain tees off with punches. Tries to pass to side control but Bigfoot gets half guard. This may be the bloodiest fight I’ve ever seen. Cain pounds on Bigfoot as he turtles. Cain unleashes bombs as Bigfoot tries to cover up but this fight is over as the ref steps in. Calls this man Cain “The Ripper”. This man was on a mission and went in there and brutalized his opponent. Violent! Bigfoot hugs Cain afterward.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (3:36)
UFC Heavyweight Championship
(265) Champ Junior Dos Santos vs. Frank Mir
Round 1 – Mr. Brock Lesnar is cageside. The kid Dos Santos brought from Brazil is also ringside. Mir comes forward. Shoots for a single, tries to pull guard and Dos Santos pulls out. Stiff jab from Dos Santos. Leg kick from Mir. Jab from Dos Santos. Body punch from Dos Santos. Mir misses a high kick. Lead left hook from Dos Santos. Right hand from Dos Santos. Mir stalking. Left hook from Dos Santos. Body punch from Dos Santos. Leg kick Mir. Leg kick Mir. He blocks a left hook. Leg kick Mir. Leg kick Mir. Left hook counter from Dos Santos. Combo from Dos Santos, right to the chin. Leg kick Mir. Left hook Dos Santos. Dos Santos with that right hand cocked. Left from Mir. He feints a takedown. Left hook Dos Santos, body shot big one. Jab Dos Santos. Mir standing with him with less than a minute to go. Counter left from Dos Santos and a big body shot. Big right fromDos Santos rocks Mir and Dos Santos goes for the kill, lands a big combo but Mir survives as Dos Santos backs up and the bell sounds. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Dos Santos.
Round 2 – My god, the replay showed Mir eat that combo from Dos Santos at the end of the last round. It was nasty. They asked Mir if he knew where he was. He said Mandalay Bay, May 26 in Las Vegas. It’s the MGM. Big right from Dos Santos snaps Mir’s head back. He drops him with a right. Junior lets him up. Left from Mir, side kick. Body shot Dos Santos. Mir gets poked in the eye. Ref didn’t see it. Dos Santos with two left hooks. Body jab Dos Santos, again. Big right hook from Dos Santos. Body jabs from Dos Santos, again. He throws this body jab and a hook behind it before Mir even knows what happened. Leg kicks from Mir. Big right from Dos Santos sends Mir to the ground. He turtles up and tries to grab hold of Dos Santos, he rolls, takes a hammerfist and Herb Dean stops the fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Junior Dos Santos def. Frank Mir by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (3:04)
Mir said there were too many shots, too fast and too hard. His face is swollen around his eyes pretty badly.