UFC 146 Results Recap: Junior Dos Santos Vs. Frank Mir

Junior dos Santos is animated and excited after his win at UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 26, 2012. Image via Esther Lin of MMA Fighting

In the main event bout at UFC 146, UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos successfully defended his title for the first time with a second-round TKO victory over former champion Frank Mir. The somewhat anti-climactic finish came at 3:04 of the second round. After nearly finishing the fight at the end of the first round, JDS turned it on in the second and hurt Mir a few times. The came the finish.

JDS landed a straight right that sent Mir falling straight backwards onto his back. Dos Santos swarmed with a few punches, but wisely stepped out and asked Mir to stand up again. Mir couldn't though, and one more hilarious-looking hammerfist led the referee to call the bout off.

What was the high spot of this fight?

There were a ton of highlights, but my favorite thing was the one last hammerfist square in Mir's face right at the end.

Where do these guys go from here?

Dos Santos will be facing a familiar foe in his next bout - Cain Velasquez. Dos Santos won the title from Velasquez by knocking him out in 64 seconds at UFC on Fox 1 last November. There wasn't any other obvious challenger at the moment though, so it'll be Cain once again.

Mir stepped up to the plate when Alistair Overeem was forced out of the bout, but couldn't get the fight to the floor and got lit up on the feet. He's still extremely dangerous though, and isn't going anywhere. If there's anything to the rumors of Brock Lesnar's UFC return, that would be a natural matchup.

Watch it now, later or never?

Now. Junior looked excellent in the bout and it's well worth a watch.

More Bloody Elbow coverage of UFC 146 in the full entry.

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UFC 146 Results: Winners And Losers

UFC 146: Dos Santos Vs. Mir Results - Heavyweight Rankings Fallout

UFC 146 Results: Sunday Perspective

UFC 146 Results: Junior Dos Santos Defends Title With Second-Round TKO Win Over Frank Mir

UFC 146 Results: Cain Velasquez Dominates Antonio Silva

UFC 146 Results: Stipe Miocic Stops Shane Del Rosario In Round Two

UFC 146 Results: Stefan Struve Armbars Lavar Johnson Early

UFC 146 Results: Darren Elkins Takes Decision Over Diego Brandao

UFC 146 Results: Jamie Varner Stops Edson Barboza Via TKO

UFC 146 Results: C.B. Dollaway Decisions Jason 'Mayhem' Miller

UFC 146 Results: Dan Hardy Knocks Out Duane Ludwig

UFC 146 Results: Paul Sass Submits Jacob Volkmann Early

UFC 146 Results: Glover Teixeira Annihilates Kyle Kingsbury

UFC 146 Results: Mike Brown Wins Decision Over Daniel Pineda

UFC 146: Dos Santos Vs. Mir - Live Results And Play-By-Play For Undercard

UFC 146: Dos Santos Vs. Mir - Live Results And Play-By-Play For PPV Main Card

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