UFC 146 Coverage And Fight Videos: Junior Dos Santos Vs. Frank Mir

The UFC returns for one of its biggest cards of 2012, as the heavyweight championship is on the line when Junior Dos Santos faces Frank Mir in the main event. Arizona fighters are scheduled across this card including former Arizona State wrester and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez. Jamie Varner, C.B. Dollaway and Kyle Kingsbury all have Arizona ties and all fight this Saturday night in Las Vegas.

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UFC 146: Cain Velasquez Vs. Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva Fight Video

Relive UFC 146 with Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva fight video highlights, brought to you by FOX Sports. Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez met former Strikeforce contender Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva in the co-main event of the UFC 146, which took place May 26, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The event marked Velasquez's first appearance since losing his title to Junior dos Santos at UFC on FOX 1. Video highlights can be seen below.

Check out more on Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva with play-by-play from MMA Fighting, SB Nation's home for mixed martial arts.

Round 1: Velasquez comes out bobbing and weaving to start the bout. He catches a Silva low kick and uses it to put him down, peppering him with punches from the guard as soon as they hit the floor. Decent upkick by Silva gives Velasquez something to think about, but he stays on top and keeps the pressure on with elbow strikes. Silva is cut and bleeding everywhere. Referee Josh Rosenthal wants to let the doctor have a look. The doc decides it's okay and they restart on the mat. Still three minutes to go in the round. Velasquez resumes his attack from the top. Silva keeps shaking his head, trying to clear the blood from his eyes. He is a mess. It's already to the point where it might be unsafe. Silva rolls to his knees and Velasquez keeps hammering him. He rolls to his back to show that he's still doing something, and Velasquez batters him with a series of merciless lefts. Rosenthal watches as Silva does nothing in response to the punches, then finally steps in to stop it. Dominant victory for Velasquez, and one that was even worse than it needed to be for Silva.

UFC 146 results: Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva via TKO (punches) at 3:36 of round 1

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UFC 146: Junior dos Santos Vs. Frank Mir Fight Video

Relive UFC 146 with Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir fight video highlights, brought to you by FOX Sports. Junior dos Santos, the defending UFC heavyweight champion, and Frank Mir met in the main event of the UFC 146, an all-heavyweight main card held on May 26, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For the Brazilian "Cigano," it marked the first successful defense of his title since defeating Cain Velasquez at UFC on FOX 1. Video highlights can be seen below.

Check out more on Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir with play-by-play from MMA Fighting, SB Nation's home for mixed martial arts.

Round 1: Herb Dean is our referee. He gives the instructions, and then it's go time. JDS bounces around from the outside with his lead hand far in front of him. Mir shoots almost immediately and grabs a single-leg, but JDS fights him off. Chants of ‘Cigano!' start up in the crowd. JDS gets the straight right going. Head kick by Mir misses. A ‘USA!' chant starts up for Mir. JDS begins picking away at Mir's midsection with jabs and rights. Mir steps in and lands, then eats a hook. One minute left in the round, and JDS slams a couple of right hooks to the body, followed by a jab that snaps Mir's head back. Good left by JDS and Mir glances up at the clock. A right by JDS puts Mir in trouble. JDS corners him against the fence and blazes away. Mir goes for a desperation takedown attempt that's not even close, and barely survives the round. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for dos Santos.

Round 2: JDS lands a sharp lead right to start off the second. Mir paws forward and walks right into a left hook, then a right that sits him down. JDS lets him back up. Mir charges forward and tries to trap him against the fence, but complains of an eye-poke as JDS slips away. No stoppage. We'll fight on with Mir blinking and wincing. Mir attacks with leg kicks that JDS makes little effort to avoid. A right hand by JDS drops Mir. He rolls and tries to recover as the champ continues battering him. JDS steps away as Mir reaches for his leg and then tumbles over. That's all Dean needed to see, so he waves it off before JDS can resume the attack. Mir stays down. JDS stays champ.

UFC 146 results: Junior dos Santos def. Frank Mir via TKO (punches) at 3:04 of round 2

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Live UFC 146 Weigh-In Video: Dos Santos Vs. Mir

Join SB Nation Arizona at 4 p.m. MT/7 p.m. ET as we bring you live results and video of today's weigh-ins for UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attending today's weigh-ins will be UFC President Dana White, heavyweight headliners Junior dos Santos and Frank Mir, as well as the rest of Saturday's fight card. All fighters must meet their division's required weight, with a one pound allowance given to non-title competitors. SB Nation Arizona will be live streaming the weigh-ins under the "FREE Live UFC Streams" tab in the video player at the bottom of this post.

Main card (Pay-per-view):
Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir
Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva
Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman
Stipe Miocic vs. Shane del Rosario
Stefan Struve vs. Lavar Johnson

Preliminary card (FX):
Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins
Edson Barboza vs. Jamie Varner
Jason "Mayhem" Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway
Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig

Preliminary card (Facebook):
Jacob Volkmann vs. Paul Sass
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Glover Teixeira
Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda

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UFC 146 Pre-Fight Press Conference Video

Join SB Nation Arizona today at approximately 11 a.m. MT/2 p.m. ET for live coverage and video of the official UFC 146 pre-fight press conference, being held in in the main lobby of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Attending today's media event will be UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and former two-time titleholder Frank Mir. Also in expected to be in attendance are co-headlining heavyweights Antonio Silva and Arizona's own Cain Velasquez, along with various other participants from Saturday night's roster.

UFC 146 takes place on May 26, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC 146 fight card can be found below, along with streaming video of the pre-fight press conference.

Main card (Pay-per-view):
Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir
Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva
Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman
Stipe Miocic vs. Shane del Rosario
Stefan Struve vs. Lavar Johnson

Preliminary card (FX):
Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins
Edson Barboza vs. Jamie Varner
Jason "Mayhem" Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway
Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig

Preliminary card (Facebook):
Jacob Volkmann vs. Paul Sass
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Glover Teixeira
Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda

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Video: UFC 146 Primetime Dos Santos Vs. Mir Episode 1 & 2

The next huge (literally) UFC pay-per-view hits this weekend, as UFC 146 comes to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 26, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As is the case with any high-value pay-per-view, the UFC tapped the services of the UFC Primetime crew to document the lives of their championship headliners, in this case being defending UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and former champion Frank Mir.

Thus far through episode 1 and episode 2 of UFC 146 Primetime: Dos Santos vs. Mir we've seen the personal lives and training camps of both men, along with a look at how dos Santos has used his success to help rebuild his homeland of Brazil, and how Mir's family helped him reorganize his life after the devastating motorcycle accident that nearly ended his career. Check out part 1 and part 2 below.

UFC 146 Primetime: Dos Santos vs. Mir episode 1:

UFC 146 Primetime: Dos Santos vs. Mir episode 2:

UFC 146 fight card:

Main card
Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir
Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva
Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman
Stipe Miocic vs. Shane del Rosario
Stefan Struve vs. Lavar Johnson

Preliminary card (FX)
Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins
Edson Barboza vs. Jamie Varner
Jason "Mayhem" Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway
Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig

Preliminary card (Facebook)
Jacob Volkmann vs. Paul Sass
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Glover Teixeira
Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda

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UFC 146 Betting Lines: Oddsmakers Pin Junior Dos Santos As Heavy Favorite Over Frank Mir

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns this weekend with UFC 146, a historic all-heavyweight card culminating in a heavyweight championship match between reigning titleholder Junior dos Santos and longtime veteran Frank Mir, to be held on May 26, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dos Santos understandably heads into the bout a heavy favorite from the oddsmakers, after punctuating a nine-fight win streak with a stunning 64-second destruction of Cain Velasquez at UFC on FOX 1.

Though Velasquez returns in the night's co-main event and he also seems to have drawn the oddsmakers favor, as the former champ rides into his match-up against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva listed as nearly a 4-to-1 favorite. The remaining up-to-date UFC 146 betting lines can be seen below (via Bovada).

Junior dos Santos (-500) vs. Frank Mir (+350)
Cain Velasquez (-375) vs. Antonio Silva (+285)
Roy Nelson (-215) vs. Dave Herman (+170)
Stipe Miocic (-160) vs. Shane del Rosario (+130)
Stefan Struve (-120) vs. Lavar Johnson (-110)
Edson Barboza (-550) vs. Jamie Varner (+375)

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