UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir Poster by Anton Tabuena
As with every major show, Bloody Elbow will be here to bring you live results, play by play and commentary for UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir. Our live coverage will start with the two fights on the Facebook prelim stream (roughly 7 p.m. ET) to the prelim card on FX (8 p.m. ET) and through the PPV main card (10 p.m. ET) so make sure to make Bloody Elbow your home for this event.
This post will cover live results and thoughts for the preliminary card on Facebook and FX. Our coverage of the main card can be read here.
In the "featured undercard bout" it will be Diego Brandao taking on Darren Elkins in a featherweight bout. Jamie Varner returns to the UFC as he takes on Edson Barboza. Jason Miller looks to rebound from a really horrific performance in his last fight as he takes on C.B. Dollaway. Dan Hardy and Duane Ludwig will square off in what will either be a slugfest or a couple of strikers trying to work takedowns. Jacob Volkmann faces Paul Sass in a lightweight bout. Glover Teixeira finally makes it to the UFC when he takes on Kyle Kingsbury. The first fight of the night will see former WEC champion Mike Brown take on Daniel Pineda.
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Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda - Round 1 - Feeling out to open the fight before Pineda tries to flurry and slips on a head kick, Brown with a big right that just lands and he hits hard again a few moments later. Now Brown with a hard left. Pineda flurries with a hard combination that seems to stun Brown, and Brown responds with a takedown that takes both men all the way across the cage. Brown in half guard and landing some hard elbows, passing to side control. Brown loses the position though and Pineda is on top now. Brown gets up, looks for a single and they are still standing. Big right hand by Brown. Good leg kick by Pineda. Brown throws Pineda to the ground for the takedown, reversing an attempt by Pineda. Brown on top now and that takedown may be enough to steal a very close round. 10-9 Brown as he lands punches on the ground to close out the round.
Round 2 - Both men land big rights and lefts in an early flurry. Pineda with a takedown now. Brown stands up and slams Pineda to the ground. They're back up and back down with Brown on top in north-south and now side control. Pineda with a sweep now and he's looking for a choke on Brown, who is looking for a takedown. Brown with a left hand now and they're striking against the cage. Brown kneeing to the body. Hard right hand by Brown and now a few uppercuts and knees to the body. Brown going hard to the body. Pineda firing back now but Brown is really starting to wear on him. Brown back on top in Pineda's guard now, wearling him out with elbows and punches. Pineda lands an elbow of his back, so Brown smashes him with a harder one but Brown is bleeding badly as the round ends. 10-9 Brown.
Round 3 - Pineda with a nice leg kick early and a head kick that gets blocked. Huge knee to the body by Brown and Pineda crumbles to the mat. Now Brown on top just grinding away. Brown passing to side control. Brown gets pulled back into guard and just keeps punching Pineda in the face. Pineda very slickly takes the back out of nowhere. 90 seconds left or Pineda to finish this off. Pineda has a body triangle and is trying to make something happen, but time is running out on him. Pineda throwing punches and can't finish. I still gave Brown the round.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 across the board. Mike Thomas Brown wins by unanimous decision.
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Glover Teixeira - Round 1 - Both men landing hard early. Teixeira landing stiff punches, but Kingsbury is willing to try to return fire. Big shot by Teixeira stuns Kingsbury and now he's on top in mount. Glover landing a lot of shots from mount now and Kingsbury seems to be lost. Glover moves to an arm triangle choke and that'll do it. Glover Teixeira wins by submission (arm triangle choke), 1:53 of round 1.
Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann - Round 1 - Sass with a wide right and Volkmann grabs on to him and Sass pulls guard. Volkmann looking for a guillotine choke from on top in half guard. Sass avoids the choke and tries to move to an omoplata, but that doesn't work, because they never work. Sass is transitioning between submission attempts and now locks up a triangle choke, adds an armbar and Volkmann taps. Paul Sass wins by submission (triangle armbar), 1:54 of round 1.
Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig - Round 1 - Ludwig cracks Hardy with some hard punches and Hardy looked a bit rocked and reaches for a takedown. Ludwig able to keep it standing but Hardy pushes him against the cage. Ludwig landing knees to the body and some short elbows. Nice two shot combo by Hardy and that got Ludwig's attention a bit. Ludwig slips a few punches. Ludwig with a head kick that just misses and lands a bit in an exchange. Hardy lands a right hand but Ludwig answered. Ludwig with some hard knees and Hardy tries for a takedown again and can't get it. As they're standing at range, Hardy lands a big left hook that drops Ludwig, Hardy follows up with big elbows and it's over. That's a huge win for Hardy. Dan Hardy wins by TKO (left hook and elbows), 3:51 of round 1.
Jason Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway - Round 1 - Miller doing some showboating, which is odd given his last fight. Now he tags Dollaway with a hard shot that hurts him and C.B. gets a desperation takedown and almost gets guillotined but escapes. Miller back to his feet, another takedown, and they get up again. They're trading shots now. Miller gave Dollaway a noogie at one point there. Big shot lands for Dollaway and Miller falls to the ground. Dollaway pouring it on now and Rogan thinks Miller blew out his knee. Dollaway has Miller's back and is hitting to the head and body. Miller smiling up at the ref now. Dollaway with a weird hammerlock type position that he uses to get to the mount. Miller gets out of the mount. 10-9 Dollaway.
Round 2 - Jab lands for Dollaway, and another. Another hard jab by Dollaway. Uppercut by Dollaway and a brief takedown. Mayhem lands a hard shot and Dollaway is rocked again and stumbling all over the cage. Miller can't get the finish, Dollaway is looking for a takedown now and Miller is avoiding fairly well. Knee to the body by Miller and Dollaway with another takedown attempt. Dollaway is finally able to get the takedown and he lands an elbow. Dollaway working some hammerfists now. Round ends and I guess we'll go 10-9 Miller for hurting Dollaway, but C.B. was on top for a lot of the round so he probably gets the judges nod. I think I just gave Mayhem a pity round.
Round 3 - They trade early, and C.B. gets another takedown. Dollaway just grinding away here holding position and getting takedowns when Miller does get up. Dollaway landing punches now and he takes the back and has him flattened out. As Dollaway lands punches, Miller tries to show that they're not hurting him, but it doesn't matter...he's not doing anything but getting punched in the head. Miller's UFC career is a miserable, horrible bust. 10-9 Dollaway.
Official Scorecards: 29-28, 30-26, 29-28 C.B. Dollaway wins by unanimous decision.
Edson Barboza vs. Jamie Varner - Round 1 - Hard leg kick by Barboza. And two more. And another. Barboza throws a head kick and Varner catches his leg and takes him down and is landing good shots from half guard now. Barboza manages to kick Varner off after a bit and get back to his feet. Another leg kick lands now, and another. Varner lands a nice right hand, Barboza with another leg kick. Body shot, punch to the head by Varner. Varner with a nice combo and Barboza is hurting. Varner keeps drilling him when he tries to get up and now Varner pours it on and the fight is stopped! WOW! Jamie Varner wins by TKO (punches), 3:23 of round 1.
Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins - Round 1 - Brandao with a nice combo and then Elkins looked for a takedown but ended up on his back. Elkins gets up and gets the takedown and Brandao uses a kimura as a sweep and he gets on top. Elkins looked to take and arm, they end up back to standing. Jumping knee by Brandao smashes Elkins and now Brandao is back on top. Brandao ends up letting him back to his feet. Brandao tags him with a series of hard shots and Elkins is badly hurt. Brandao passes to side control and then lands big shots. Now he's tagging Elkins again. This has been an absolute beating thus far but Elkins isn't going away easy. 10-8 Brandao.
Round 2 - Knee lands hard for Brandao, but Elkins does land a punch in there somewhere. Two hard punches by Elkins now. Nice back elbow by Brandao. Brandao slips to the mat now and Elkins is on top. Elkins doing some good work on top now, landing a lot of good elbows and punches. Brandao lands a few elbows off his back. Elkins into mount now and he's landing huge shots. Elkins just won that round convincingly. 10-9 Elkins
Round 3 - Elkins lands a right hand now and gets a big takedown. Elkins working away from on top and now passes to full mount. Elkins is just busting up Brandao and dominating since the first round. After Elkins grinds away for a while, they get to standing and Brandao gets on top with a takedown. Not able to do enough to win back the round there. 10-9 Elkins makes it a draw on my card. I can see a draw, I can see an Elkins win, but a Brandao win would be a bit of a robbery.
Official scorecards: 29-28 across the board. Darren Elkins wins by unanimous decision.