Aftermath | The Best And Worst Of UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

May 27, 2012 3:04 pm by Lynn R Mitchell

UFC 146 was a battle of the Goliaths ending quicker than scheduled due to a night full of finishes that did not disappoint.

Main Card

Lavar Johnson was looking to knock out the “Skyscraper”.   They clinch,  Stefan Struve jumps guard and submits Lavar Johnson with his superior grappling via armbar  in Round 1 ending this bout  in 1:05.

Stipe Miocic wins over kickboxing standout and Strikeforce veteran Shane Del Rosario.   Del Rosario comes out kicking the midsection in the 1st round with success.  Miocic takes Del Rosario down at the end of the 1st and makes adjustment for the 2nd.  Round 2 Miocic takes the kickboxer down in D1 fashion with a brutal ground and pound for the TKO in 3 mins and 14 seconds of the second round.

Roy “Big Country” Nelson made quick work of Dave Herman.  Herman’s game plan was to come out, push kick and jab to keep the shorter Nelson away.  Herman throws a jab and Big Country capitalizes with his signature overhand right putting Herman on his back side. “Big Country” pounces with one more strike and the fight is over in 51 seconds.

Co-Main Event

Cain Velasquez needed to make a statement due to losing his last bout and title as UFC Heavyweight Champion.   Velasquez came fit and focused to fight Antonio “Big Foot” Silva.  It was  short elbows, punches and Big Foot’s blood making this bout look like a horror show ending  in Round 1 3:36  via TKO.   Velasquez came to make a statement and the statement was made.

Main Event

Junior Dos Santos successfully defends the heavyweight title opposite Frank Mir via TKO Round 2, 3:04. The Rocky theme song that played during JDS’ entrance seemed suiting with the way the 2 Rounds went down.  JDS displayed his superior boxing skills while Mir never really got it together – solidifying JDS as the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion.

UFC is at its best with spectacular finishes and submissions.

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