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UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir Main Card Results & Recap | Cain & Dos Santos Take Home Wins | UFC NEWS


UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir went down tonight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the main event JDS was able to take out Frank Mir via TKO in the second round to retain the UFC’s heavyweight title.

In an awesome first ever all-heavyweight main card the action delivered in a big way.

The full main card results and recap are as follows:

Lavar Johnson vs. Stefan Struve:
The first bout of the pay-per-view opened up with Johnson moving forward with punches and backed Struve up against the fence. From the clinch Strive pulls guard and forced Johnson to follow him down. From there Struve grabs an arm, goes for the armbar and taps out Johnson fast and likely caused some damage to the arm.

Stefan Struve def. Lavar Johnson via submission (armbar) – Round, 1:05

Shane Del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic:
Miocic starts the first moving forward while Rosario content to throw kicks. Miocic unafraid of the striking game of Shane and answers with a few solid combinations of his own. Shane working the body well with kicks. Shane goes high with a kick that lands than follows it up with a straight left that staggers his opponent but Miocic circles out and resets. After a few exchanges Shane lands a solid left that backs up Stipe, he runs across the cage swinging away but Miocic isn’t going anywhere and stays standing. 20 seconds left in the round and Stipe clinches and takes him down but opts to let him back up and the round ends shortly thereafter.

The second opens up with a lot of more kicks from Shane but Miocic throwing big punches. 45-seconds into the second Miocic grabs a leg, takes him down and tries to work from top position. At the 3:30 mark Shane is still on his back and Stipe lands a few hammer fists to the face of the Huntington Beach native. At the midway point Shane is still on his back and Stipe is landing short elbows and the blood starts to flow. Elbow after elbow after elbow landed on the face of Shane and the ref is forced to stop the action.

Stipe Miocic def. Shane Del Rosario via TKO (ref stoppage) – Round 2, 3:14

Dave Herman vs. Roy Nelson:
Thirty seconds into this third heavyweight bout and not a punch has landed. Herman using his height well to keep Roy off of him but one heavy overhand right from Roy and Herman falls to the mat and gets knocked out.

Roy Nelson def. Dave Herman via KO (punch) – Round 1, 0:51

Antonio Silva vs. Cain Velasquez:
The crowd is wild for the former champ, Bigfoot throws a low kick but Cain grabs it and takes him down fast. He maintains top position and triest to work some distance so he can land some strikes from the half guard position he rests in. A short elbow lands and Bigfoot is gushing blood. The ref jumps in and halts the action so the doctor can check the cut but the doc is OK with letting the fight continue and the ref puts Cain back on top. The ref signals go and Cain unleashes punches. Midway through the round and Cain is Tee’ing off on the Brazilian. Bigfoot shrimps up and Cain goes to the back and continues to punch away. Silva goes back to his back and Cain continues to land until the ref pushes him off and stops the bout. Cain is back!

Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva via TKO (ref stoppage) Round 1, 3:36

Champ Junior Dos Santos vs. Frank Mir (for heavyweight title):
The fight opens up and they posture but 15 seconds in and Mir shoots for the takedown, he presses the single with all he has but Dos Santos will not give in and scrambles out. The go back to the center and trade shots but nothing significant. The jab of JDS is finding its home but it’s a real tentative pace two minutes in. Midway through the first round and it’s still a real tentative pace. JDS slowly picking him a part but not committing to any combinations or flurries. With 20 seconds left in the round Mir gets hit hard with a right hand that wobbled him big time. The 10 seconds blocks knock and JDS unloads but doesn’t have enough time to seal the deal and the bell sounds.

One minute into the seconds and not much action but shortly after JDS lands and drops Mir. He lets Mir back up wanting nothing of the ground with his opponent. Mir gets back up but at this point the only real offense is coming from the champ, Mir seems content to just stand in front of him and use his face to block the jab. A big right from JDS and Mir dropped again. JDS pounces on him lands some shots but decides to get back up. Mir doesn’t follow, roles over and JDS goes in for another shot but the ref jumps in and stops it.

Champ Junior Dos Santos def. Frank Mir via TKO – Round 2, 3:04

MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view)
Champ Junior Dos Santos def. Frank Mir via TKO – Round 2, 3:04
Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva via TKO (ref stoppage) Round 1, 3:36
Roy Nelson def. Dave Herman via KO (punch) – Round 1, 0:51
Stipe Miocic def. Shane Del Rosario via TKO (ref stoppage) – Round 2, 3:14
Stefan Struve def. Lavar Johnson via submission (armbar) – Round, 1:05

PRELIMINARY CARD:
(FX)
Darren Elkins def. Diego Brandao via decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jamie Varner def. Edson Barboza via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:23
C.B. Dollaway def. Jason “Mayhem” Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 29-28)
Dan Hardy def. Duane “Bang” Ludwig via KO (punches) – Round 1, 3:51

PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook)
Paul Sass def. Jacob Volkmann via submission (triangle armbar) – Round 1, 1:54
Glover Teixeira def. Kyle Kingsbury via submission (arm triangle) – Round 1, 1:53
Mike Brown def. Daniel Pineda via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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