UFC 146 Gets Fifth Heavyweight Bout Added to Main Card

First LastCorrespondent IMarch 14, 2012

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27:   Mark Hunt of Australia celebrates his win over Chris Tuchscherer of the United States during their heavyweight bout as part of UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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The marquee division in combat sports will be in the spotlight for UFC 146, as a fifth heavyweight bout between Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt was finalized by Dana White and added to the main card, according to Yahoo's Cagewriter Kevin Iole.

Both Hunt and Struve enter the bout having come off impressive victories. Hunt defeated Cheick Kongo in the first round at UFC 144 while Struve stopped Dave Herman at UFC on Fuel TV 1.

The pay-per-view event is set to go down on May 26 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and will be headlined by a title fight between UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem.

Dos Santos won the title when he knocked out Cain Velasquez in November. His UFC career consists of eight victories, five of which came by knockout.

Overeem is currently riding an 11-fight win streak with wins over Fabricio Werdum, Brock Lesnar and Brett Rogers. He brings a 36-11 record that consists of 15 knockouts and 19 submission wins.

Also on the card is a bout between former champions Frank Mir and Velasquez. Mir is coming off his stunning submission win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira while Velasquez will look to rebound from the first loss of his career.

Other heavyweight bouts on the main card include Antonio Silva vs. Roy Nelson and Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shane del Rosario.

Tickets for UFC 146 will be on sale March 30.