‘UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir’ Lineup Finalized

Written by Tom Ngo
April 25th, 2012

UFC Poster 146 Dos Santos Overeem Cain Mir Nelson Bigfoot

The Octagon’s graphics department has a lot of cut and pasting to do because UFC 146‘s original event poster needs a significant facelift. Now that the final adjustments have been made to the May 26th lineup, they can get to work. 

Courtesy of Alistair Overeem’s flunked pre-fight drug test, four of the five heavyweight scraps appearing in the live pay-per-view broadcast had to be overhauled.

Frank Mir was pulled from his top contender bout with Cain Velasquez in order to replace Overeem and challenge champ Junior dos Santos for his crown in the show’s featured attraction. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva was then promoted to the co-main event in Mir’s place. The Brazilian now stands opposite Velasquez.

Gabriel Gonzaga was subsequently selected to fill “Bigfoot’s” shoes to fight Roy Nelson. The final domino to fall was when Stipe Miocic was selected to take Gonzaga’s spot to battle Shane Del Rosario.

The only 265-pound affair that wasn’t affected by Overeem’s exit was the Stephan Struve vs. Mark Hunt shootout.

Get it? Got it? Good!

UFC 146 takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here is the event’s complete 12-bout roster:

Preliminary Card:

Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda

Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig

Glover Teixeira vs. Kyle Kingsbury


Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann

Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway

Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham

Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Shane Del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic

Stephan Struve vs. Mark Hunt

Roy Nelson vs. Gabriel Gonzaga

Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva

Frank Mir vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC Heavyweight Champion)

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