UFC 146 Video: Extended Preview with Junior Dos Santos and Frank Mir

First LastCorrespondent IMay 10, 2012

UFC 146 is a little over two weeks away, and with a five-fight main card packed with heavyweights, fans are expecting it to be one of the best cards of the year.

In the main event, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir gets another chance at the title when he takes on reigning champion Junior dos Santos.

Santos, a Brazilian power-puncher, has knocked out some of the top heavyweights in the world, including Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez. He won the title last November and has gone unbeaten throughout his UFC career.

Mir, who is stepping up as a late replacement for Alistair Overeem, is coming off three wins, including a brutal and impressive finish of Santos' mentor Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. He submitted the Brazilian submission wizard with a Kimura lock in the first round of their bout at UFC 140. Other wins include those over Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovich and Roy Nelson.

In the co-main event, Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva will square off in a duel between two fighters looking to prove they still belong at the top of the division.

Velasquez was knocked out by dos Santos in his last fight, while Silva was knocked out by Daniel Cormier.

Other main card bouts include Shane del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic and Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve. Hunt vs. Struve is the only main card fight to remain the same since the card was announced.

The card will take place May 26 on pay-per-view, and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.