“UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir” took place Saturday inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos (Pictured) made his first successful title defense by dominating Frank Mir in the show’s featured attraction.
Former 265-pound champion Cain Velasquez battered Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the night’s co-main event.
Nine of the 12 fights ended before the final horn, with seven of them concluding in the opening stanza.
There were no upsets on the all-heavyweight main card, but four of the seven long shots in the prelims pulled through. Jamie Varner was a whopping 4-to-1 underdog in his victory over skyrocketing lightweight Edson Barboza.
Quick Results (Play-by-Play):
Mike Brown Defeated Daniel Pineda via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Glover Teixeira Defeated Kyle Kingsbury via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 1:53 in the 1stRound
Paul Sass Defeated Jacob Volkmann via Submission (Triangle Armbar) at 1:54 in the 1stRound
Dan Hardy Defeated Duane Ludwig via KO (Strikes) at 3:51 in the 1stRound
C.B. Dollaway Defeated Jason “Mayhem” Miller via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-26, 29-28)
Jamie Varner Defeated Edson Barboza via TKO (Punches) at 3:23 in the 1stRound
Darren Elkins Defeated Diego Brandao via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Stefan Struve Defeated Lavar Johnson via Submission (Armbar) at 1:05 in the 1stRound
Stipe Miocic Defeated Shane Del Rosario via TKO (Strikes) at 3:14 in the 2ndRound
Roy Nelson Defeated Dave Herman via KO (Punch) at :51 in the 1stRound
Cain Velasquez Defeated Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva via TKO (Strikes) at 3:36 in the 1stRound
Junior dos Santos Defeated Frank Mir via TKO (Punches) at 3:04 in the 2ndRound (Dos Santos retains UFC heavyweight title)
Submission of the Night:
Stefan Struve and Paul Sass ($70,000/each)
Knockout of the Night:
Roy Nelson and Dan Hardy ($70,000/each)
According to UFC president Dana White,14,592 fans packed the arena, garnering a live gate of $3.4 million.
White wouldn’t officially commit to Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II, but he pretty much insinuated the rematch was next by stating, “I think it’s a good idea, I like that fight.”
Velasquez claimed he doesn’t feel right without the belt around his waist.
Dan Hardy will not be coaching on “TUF: UK vs. Australia,” but he will probably be fighting when the Octagon returns to Nottingham, England.
White hinted that former heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar could be returning to the UFC. Lesnar was sitting Octagon-side on Saturday night.
Jamie Varner was planning for his after party to be in the hospital. Thankful to be back.
Dos Santos is down for a rematch with Velasquez.
Alistair Overeem will remain in the UFC, but Lorenzo Fertitta will be the one dealing with him not White. Overeem will retain his standing in the heavyweight division when he returns, despite his nine-month steroid suspension.
Jason Miller was fired because of an incident backstage.