“UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir” took place Saturday night inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A heavyweight title tilt between champion Junior dos Santos and Frank Mir headlined the bash. Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva served as the night’s co-featured attraction.
Here are the official results and play-by-play from tonight’s action:
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Mike Brown Defeated Daniel Pineda via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
1stRound: The featherweights exchange jabs to start things off. Brown connects with some overhand rights and a left. Brown gets him down and lands in full mount. Pineda works to his feet and is putting the pressure on. Brown secures another takedown. Brown, 10-9.
2ndRound: Brown tags him with a big right hand, but Pineda counters with some punches of his own. After a brief scramble, Brown ends up on top in a north-south position. Pineda wiggles free. Brown slams him to the mat and is pounding on his kidneys. Pineda throws an elbow from his back that cuts his opponent. Brown, 10-9.
3rdRound: Brown unleashes a devastating knee to the body that folds Pineda. He pounces and is laying the lumber on the ground. Pineda appears to have recovered and moves the former WEC champ to his full guard. Pineda sweeps and takes Brown’s back with 90 ticks to go. He’s got a body lock and is attempting a rear-naked choke. Brown, 10-9, and sweeps the cards, 30-27.
Glover Teixeira Defeated Kyle Kingsbury via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 1:53 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Teixeira’s Octagon debut has been a long time coming and he’s making up for lost time. The Brazilian is unloading bombs and drops Kingsbury with a right. Teixeira jumps in full mount and is giving his opponent the business. He slaps on an arm triangle choke and Kingsbury is forced to cry uncle.
Paul Sass Defeated Jacob Volkmann via Submission (Triangle Armbar) at 1:54 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Volkmann leads his foe to the ground in less than 30 seconds. Sass ties an omoplata off his back to no avail. Volkmann is a tad careless with his ground attack that allows Sass to lock in a triangle armbar. It’s a wrap.
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Dan Hardy Defeated Duane Ludwig via KO (Strikes) at 3:51 in the 1stRound
1stRound: It appeared Ludwig stunned the Brit with a right hand, but Hardy immediately clinched so it was tough to tell. Hardy connects on a one-two combination as they separate. Ludwig tags him with two straight knees to the grill while in the clinch. Hardy floors him with a vicious left hook and pounces. He drops some short elbows to the face and the fight is finally called. Needless to say, “The Outlaw” desperately needed that W.
C.B. Dollaway Defeated Jason “Mayhem” Miller via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-26, 29-28)
1stRound: Miller immediately wobbles him with a nasty right hand on the chin. He smells blood and attempts a guillotine choke, but Dollaway manages to wiggle free. They are now clinching against the fence. Dollaway drops Miller with a right of his own and takes his back. Miller is wearing a brace on his left knee and it appeared that it gave out just before Dollaway clocked him. Dollaway was draped all over him for the rest of the round, though not much damage. Dollaway, 10-9. On replay, Miller’s knee was more the cause of his fall more than a Dollaway punch.
2ndRound: Miller rocks him with two big bombs and Dollaway is dazed and confused as he stumbles across the cage. Miller trying to fend off a desperation takedown attempt. Dollaway finally plants his opponent on his back. Dollaway doing just enough to prevent the standup. Close round to score. Dollaway, 10-9.
3rdRound: Dollaway easily takes him down within a minute. It’s pretty obvious Miller entered the fight with a bum left knee. Crowd getting annoyed, believing Dollaway is simply laying-and-praying. He takes Miller’s back and has him flattened out. Dollaway dropping numerous unanswered shots to the dome. The crowd rains down boos as the horn sounds. Dollaway, 10-9, and likely ran the table, 30-27.
Jamie Varner Defeated Edson Barboza via TKO (Punches) at 3:23 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Barboza welcomes Varner back to the Octagon with two vicious leg kicks. Varner catches a head kick and puts the Brazilian on his back. Barboza kicks him off. Varner connects on two straight rights. Varner drops him with a barrage of punches. He unloads hammer fists on the mat and the fight is called. Barboza is not happy with the stoppage. BTW, Barboza was a whopping 4.5-to-1 odds-on favorite. #UpsetSpecial
Darren Elkins Defeated Diego Brandao via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
1stRound: After much clinching, Brandao drops to his back while attempting a kimura. Nothing comes of it and they are back to their feet. Brandao clobbers him with a flying knee to the face, a la BJ Penn on Sean Sherk. Elkins appears to have recovered. Brandao stuns him again with a right hand and several more punches as Elkins falls to the canvas. The Brazilian unloads a nasty right hand on his downed opponent. Brandao, 10-9.
2ndRound: Brandao connects on a knee to the face, but his pace has slowed quite a bit. He slips and Elkins jumps on him. He’s finally scoring his first points of the bout with some solid ground-and-pound. Elkins advances to full mount with a minute to go and is giving him the business. Elkins, 10-9. Curious if any of the judges gave Brandao a 10-8 score in the opening frame, I wouldn’t argue if they did.
3rdRound: Brandao may have blown his wad in the opening five minutes. He’s immediately planted on his back. Elkins is very solid with his GnP. He transitions to full mount with half the round remaining. Elkins attempts a guillotine to no avail. Brandao scrambles free and connects on a big right hand. Elkins, 10-9, and rallies to win the bout, 29-28. We’ll see how the judges scored the opening stanza…
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Stefan Struve Defeated Lavar Johnson via Submission (Armbar) at 1:05 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Johnson comes out like a house on fire, landing an uppercut to the grill and right hook to the body. Johnson has him clinched against the fence, but Struve pulls guard because he had an overhook with his right arm. The “Skyscraper” locks in an armbar and Johnson immediately taps out.
Stipe Miocic Defeated Shane Del Rosario via TKO (Strikes) at 3:14 in the 2ndRound
1stRound: Miocic comes out firing, but nothing significant has landed. Del Rosario clocks him with two big kicks to the liver. Miocic charges forward with a barrage of punches. Del Rosario stuns him with a right hand and tries to pounce. Miocic appears to have recovered. Del Rosario clobbers him with another vicious right haymaker. He follows up with a big left. Del Rosario scores with a one-two combo. Miocic gets a body lock and briefly takes his opponent down. Del Rosario, 10-9.
2ndRound: Del Rosario is doing a good job of diversifying his strikes. Miocic gets a takedown and lands in side control with four minutes remaining in the frame. The Croatian is very active with his ground assault. Del Rosario’s face is bloodied and battered. Miocic is really laying the lumber with some sharp elbows and referee Yves Lavigne has no choice but to put an end to the mauling.
Roy Nelson Defeated Dave Herman via KO (Punch) at :51 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Herman using kicks to keep Nelson at bay. He lands a knee to the midsection. Nelson unloads a thunderous overhand right that instantly drops “Pee Wee” and he follows up with an unnecessary punch on the ground. It’s a wrap.
Cain Velasquez Defeated Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva via TKO (Strikes) at 3:36 in the 1stRound
1stRound: Velasquez caught a kick and trips him to the canvas. He’s bringing the pain early, but Silva fends him off with an up-kick. Velasquez continues his ground attack and grazes him with a short elbow that causes blood to gush from the Brazilian’s mug. Time is called to have the doctor examine the cut. Game on and they resume where they left off, Cain on top. Silva is having major issues with his vision. THERE IS BLOOD IS EVERYWHERE. Velasquez is giving him the business and the fight mercifully comes to an end.
Junior dos Santos Defeated Frank Mir via TKO (Punches) at 3:04 in the 2ndRound (Dos Santos retains UFC heavyweight title)
1stRound: Herb Dean is the third man inside the Octagon. Mir immediately goes for a single-leg takedown, but dos Santos manages to wiggle free. Not much action in the opening two minutes. Dos Santos connects on a left hook to the face. Mir lands three straight leg kicks, knowing he doesn’t have to worry about getting taken down. The champ tags him with a straight right and follows up with a big body shot. Dos Santos stuns him with a right hook and goes in for the kill with a barrage. Mir manages to survive the onslaught. Early notes: Mir looking to take away dos Santos’ lead leg with leg kicks and “Cigano” is much quicker to the punch. Dos Santos, 10-9.
2ndRound: Dos Santos drops him with a violent right hook and waives Mir back up. Mir eats another right haymaker. The Brazilian floors him again with a straight right and goes in for the kill. Dos Santos drops one final hammer fist to officially end things. Game. Set. Match, 2Santos.