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 PPV main card. Our coverage of the undercard can be read here.
The main card sees five heavyweight fights take place, headlined by a UFC heavyweight title fight between champion Junior dos Santos and former champion Frank Mir. In the "co-main event" role will be a fight between former champion Cain Velasquez and former Strikeforce standout Antonio Silva. Dave Herman and Roy Nelson will clash on the card as well. "Long-time prospect" Shane del Rosario will meet Stipe Miocic and Lavar Johnson will look to continue his roll when he takes on Stefan Struve to round out the card.
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Stefan Struve vs. Lavar Johnson - Round 1 - Johnson comes out and lands a big punch to the body and an uppercut and pushes Struve into the cage. Struve pulls guard and takes an arm quickly and Johnson taps out. Yeah, that'll do it. Johnson's arm is broken by the looks of it. Stefan Struve wins by submission (armbar), 1:05 of Round 1
Shane del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic - Round 1 - Del Rosario throwing a lot of kicks, Miocic lands a nice punch combination. Miocic with a nice hard combo with a right hand that gets in. Again the straight right gets in for him. Del Rosario with nice kicks to the body and now to the legs. Miocic comes forward with a nice combination again and another body kick by Shane. Another body kick and now some punches and Miocic is bothered by the body kicks. Right hand by Miocic lands nicely. Nice counter left uppercut by del Rosario. Miocic with a good takedown late in the round and he lands a few elbows before letting him up as the round ends. 10-9 del Rosario.
Round 2 - Miocic scores an early takedown now and lands some hard punches. He moves for mount but gets caught in half guard. Miocic doing good work from in the half guard here, landing good elbows to the head and shots to the body. Miocic has del Rosario bleeding badly now. Full mount now but he loses it. Still, Miocic is cutting him up badly. Big flurry of elbows and the fight is stopped. Del Rosario tries to get up and he's stumbling all over the cage. Great stoppage. Stipe Miocic wins by TKO (elbows on the ground), 3:14 of Round 2.
Dave Herman vs. Roy Nelson - Round 1 - Herman with a knee to the body. He's trying to keep the fight at a distance and then...boom. Roy Nelson lands a big right hand and Herman crumbles and it's over. Nelson brought that punch from his back pocket. Herman was out, he is trying to argue that he was fine, but he was OUT. Roy Nelson wins by TKO (punch), 0:51 of round 1.
Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva - Round 1 - Cain catches a kick and gets a quick takedown. Cain is landing a lot of punches and Bigfoot lands an upkick. Cain back on top throwing punches, just trying to be overwhelming here. Cain lands a few elbows and Bigfoot is bleeding badly. That's a very bad cut and Cain is just wearing him out. Silva tries to grab a leg and they're stopped so the doctor can look at the cut. Doctor asks if he can see, Silva says he can, doc says let it continue. Ref restarts Silva on the ground. Cain is just beating him up. Silva gives up his back, Cain pounds away. Silva turns back over and eats more big shots. Cain is just firing away and the fight is over. Cain Velasquez just DESTROYED Antonio Silva. That was not even remotely competitive. Cain Velasquez wins by TKO (punches), 3:36 of round 1.
UFC Heavyweight Championship: Junior dos Santos (c) vs. Frank Mir - Round 1 - Junior has the right hand loaded up. Mir comes in and grabs a leg, looking for a single leg. He can't pull guard successfully either. Body shot by Junior gets in, Mir misses a head kick. Left hook by Junior lands and he goes to the body again after. Leg kick by Mir. Mir working leg kicks and body kicks as well here. Good leg kick by Mir again but Junior with a left hand counter. Now Junior lands again, and again with a right hand. Straight left lands for Mir. Hard body shot by Junior gets in. Jab lands hard. Mir is stuck in a boxing match here and that's the worst possible thing for him. Big right hand by Junior and Mir is hurt. Junior flurries hard to try to finish but can't get it before the round ends.
Round 2 - Mir needs to go for broke to get this to the ground. Hard straight right hand for Junior, and again. Good shot lands for Junior, Mir goes down, Junior walks away, Mir pops right back up. Mir with a left hand and again. Eye poke and Herb Dean said he didn't see it so Mir is forced to fight while squinting away the pain. Another hard shot by Junior. Mir with a leg kick and another, not sure why he had stopped for about a round. And again he lands to the leg. Right hand drops Mir, Dos Santos is on him, Mir is trying to defend, he reaches for Junior and can't find him, so he slides in a circle, clearly out of it. One more shot by Junior and the ref ends it. Junior dos Santos wins by TKO (punches), 3:04 of round 2.