14,592 Spectators filled the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to see UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir on Saturday garnering the promotion $3.4 million in gate receipts.
The UFC 146 main card featured all heavyweight bouts headlined with the heavyweight title bout between champion Junior Dos Santos and former titleholder Frank Mir.
Dos Santos retained his belt by battering Mir with strikes. Mir wasted no time trying to get the fight to the ground where he felt he had a distinct advantage. Dos Santos shrugged off the attempt and the rest of the bout took place on its feet, other than when Mir was knocked down. The end came when Dos Santos dropped Mir with a right hand and followed up with a well-placed hammer fist at the 3:04 mark of the second round.
In other action, former heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez defeated UFC newcomer and Strikeforce veteran Antonio “Big Foot” Silva to bounce back from his first career loss.
UFC 146 Full Results:
Main Card (on Pay-Per-View):
-Junior dos Santos def. Frank Mir by TKO at 3:04, R2
-Cain Velasquez def. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva by TKO at 3:36, R1
-Roy Nelson def. Dave Herman by KO at :51 , R1
-Stipe Miocic def. Shane Del Rosario by TKO at 3:14, R2
-Stefan Struve def. Lavar Johnson by submission (arm bar) at 1:05, R1
Preliminary Bouts (on FX):
-Darren Elkins def. Diego Brandao by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Jamie Varner def. Edson Barboza by TKO at 3:23, R1
-C.B. Dollaway def. Jason “Mayhem” Miller by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 29-28)
-Dan Hardy def. Duane “Bang” Ludwig by KO at 3:51, R1
Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
-Paul Sass def. Jacob Volkmann by submission (triangle/arm bar) at 1:54, R1
-Glover Teixeira def. Kyle Kingsbury by submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:53, R1
-Mike Brown def. Daniel Pineda by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)