Speaking of former champions, Cain Velasquez will try to rebound from his brutal knockout loss to "Cigano" last November by taking on Strikeforce import and Brazilian "Bigfoot" Antonio Silva. Elsewhere on the card, Shane del Rosario and Lavar Johnson represent the latest additions to the UFC roster taking on Stipe Miocic and Stefan Struve, respectively.
And let's not forget about Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman.
UFC 146 promises to be an action-packed card with serious title implications in the heavyweight division. But that's not the only group of combatants looking to right some wrongs in "Sin City."
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 146 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 146 QUICK RESULTS:
UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos defeats Frank Mir via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Main Card (pay-per-view):
265 lbs.: Cain Velasquez defeats Antonio Silva via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
265 lbs.: Roy Nelson defeats Dave Herman via KO (Strikes) Round 1
265 lbs.: Stipe Miocic defeats Shane del Rosario via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
265 lbs.: Stefan Struve defeats Lavar Johnson via Submission (Arm Bar) Round 1
Preliminary Card (FX Channel):
145 lbs.: Darren Elkins def. Diego Brandao via unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Jamie Varner def. Edson Barboza via TKO (strikes) at 3:23 of round one
185 lbs.: C.B. Dollaway def. Jason Miller via unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Dan Hardy def. Duane Ludwig via KO at 3:51 of round one
Preliminary Card (Facebook):
155 lbs.: Paul Sass def. Jacob Volkmann via submission (triangle armbar) at 1:54 of round one
205 lbs.: Glover Teixeira def. Kyle Kingsbury via submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:53 of round one
145 lbs.: Mike Brown def. Daniel Pineda via unanimous decision
UFC 146 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY (PPV):
(Heavyweight Championship Bout) Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir (265-pound limit):
Round one: Right from Dos Santos as Mir snags a leg going right for the take down. Mir drops to pull guard and Dos Santos pulls away and lands a good jab. Left from Dos Santos. Body shot from Dos Santos. Left from Mir. Left from Dos Santos. Good right from Dos Santos. Left from Dos Santos and then a jab and then a body shot. Leg kick from Mir. Left from the champ. Nice left hook as Mir lands a leg kick. Another big left hook from Dos Santos. Good right from Dos Santos. Good right from Dos Santos. Jab from Dos Santos. Good hard body shot from Dos Santos. Good left from Dos Santos. Jab from Dos Santos. Another big right from Dos Santos and now he charges in and lands a left and right and he unloads with a barrage of punches and Mir is out of it but the bell rings!! He was saved on that one. 10-9 Dos Santos.
Round two: Mir seems to have gotten his footing back a bit but Dos Santos lands a good right. Now Dos Santos lands another good right and Mir falls and Dos Santos makes him get back up. Good left from Mir. Good left from Dos Santos and Mir complains of an eye poke but I didnt see it. Right from Dos Santos. Big right from Dos Santos and Mir falls to the mat like a girl flailing around. Dos Santos chases him to the mat and Mir is done he is basically quitting, Dos Santos lands one more punch and thats it. The champ prevails.
Final results: Junior dos Santos defeats Frank Mir via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
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Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva (265-pound limit)
Round one: Velasquez catches a kick and lands a right that puts Silva on his back and now Velasquez lands some blows. Silva with a up kick that lands solid. Cain follows to the mat now and is working his wrestling now. Hard short elbow from Velasquez and it slices open Silva. Blood is everywhere and more elbows from Cain now. Silva is squirting blood now!! Velasquez with some short punches now. The ref calls time to check the cut he is bleeding profusely. He gets the doc's ok and now their back at it. Velasquez with a barrage of punches again and Silva continues to bleed terribly he cannot see through the blood. A barrage of good lefts from Cain now. Another big elbow from Velasquez. Silva looking to roll over and Velasquez lands punch after punch from behind and Velasquez is on top now as Silva rolls over. HUGE right hands from Velasquez now he is just pounding away ferociously! This fight is over and Cain Velasquez just committed assault on Antonio Silva.
Final results: Cain Velasquez defeats Antonio Silva via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Round one: Both men feeling out one another and a nice knee from Herman. Nelson with a HUGE overhand right and Herman crumples to the mat!!! One more for good luck but Nelson lands a one hitter quitter and thats it!!!
Final results: Roy Nelson defeats Dave Herman via KO (Strikes) Round 1
Shane del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic (265-pound limit)
Round one: Body kick from Rosario. Hard leg kick from Rosario. Another body kick from Rosario and sharp right hand from Miocic. Hard left right combo from Miocic. Good hard one two combo again from Miocic. Miocic with a good right again and Rosario with two good body kicks. Another body kick and then leg kick from Rosario. Another good body kick from Rosario. Rosario lands two more hard body shots and then another left hand that hurts. Miocic with a hard right that stuns Rosario and now another combo from him. Body kick from Rosario. Good uppercut from Miocic and body kick from Rosario. Big right from Rosario and he chases Miocic across the cage! Miocic lands a counter right and then a uppercut from Rosario and now another big left hand from Rosario. Good stiff right from Miocic. Nice combo from Rosario and then a body kikc and head kick to follow. Miocic with a take down now and lands a big elbow and lets up Rosario. Thats the bell Rosario controlled that round but Miocic looks dangerous. 10-9 Rosario.
Round two: Nice leg kick from Rosario and another then a left. Short left uppercut from Miocic. Right from Miocic. Good body shot and left hook from Miocic and then he gets a single leg take down and lands some big blows now! Miocic in side control. Rosario gets into half guard. Big punches from Miocic. Big hammer fists now from Miocic. Short elbows from Miocic. More big punches from Miocic and now he is into full mount!! Big elbows from Miocic and Rosario is cut up badly on his face. Another big short elbow and Miocic lands 4 unanswered power elbows that just slice open Rosarios face and thats it the ref stops it!! Miocic brutalized Rosarios face with powerful elbows for the win!
Final results: Stipe Miocic defeats Shane del Rosario via TKO (Strikes) Round 2
Lavar Johnson vs. Stefan Struve (265-pound limit)
Round one: Johnson comes out quick with a big body shot then a solid uppercut and now their tied up against the cage. Short punches from Johnson. Struve now pulls guard and has a left overhook on Johnson. Struve locks in the armbar and locks it in tight and thats it Johnson taps out!!!
Final results: Stefan Struve defeats Lavar Johnson via Submission (Arm Bar) Round 1
UFC 146 FX "PRELIMS" COMMENTARY:
Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins (145-pound limit)
Round one: Brandao throws a huge uppercut that misses. Brandao with a good kick to the body. Elkins charges in for a takedown. Brandao avoids and ends up on top. Elkins is able to get back up and ties him up against the fence. Brandao reverses him and ends up on top with Elkins on his back. Elkins working for a kimura from the bottom. Brandao gets free and back to his feet. Elkins shoots, but Brandao with a good sprawl. Good right hand by Elkins. Flying knee by Brandao and Elkins rocked! Elkins on his back. Brandao into side control. Elbows by Brandao. Two and a half minutes left. Brandao tries to transition to full mount but Elkins defends by pushing him off with his feet. Brandao lets him back up. Good right hand by Elkins. Brandao rushes in and clips Elkins with several punches. Elkins is down again. Brandao dives into the guard of Elkins. Brandao moves to side control. Huge right hand by Brandao! Brandao back inside the full guard. Just under a minute to go. Big elbow from Brandao. Brandao postures up and nails Elkins with a big left hand. Brandao stands and dives in with a huge right hand. 10-9 Brandao.
Round two: Big knee by Brandao. Fighters exchange combos. Good combo by Elkins who ends on a right to the head. Good elbow by Brandao. Elkins with a good right hook. Elkins comes forward with another good combo. Brandao throws an axe kick and slips to his back hard. Elkins jumps on top of him instantly. Brandao in full guard. Elkins ground and pounding as Brandao looks to get out of harm's way. Elkins with some good hammerfists. Elbow from the bottom by Brandao. Elkins still on top, using good top control. Elkins now inches up and tries for an arm triangle. Elkins is in full mount. He's unloading on Brandao! Elkins is really pouring it on! Thirty seconds left. Elkins trying to finish but he may run out of time. Ten seconds. And Brandao survives. 10-9 Elkins.
Round three: Elkins charges forward and connects with a combo. Elkins shoots for a takedown and he gets it. Brandao looks super gassed. Elkins on top. Elkins to side control. Elkins is punishing him with elbows. Elkins back to full guard and landing punches in bunches. Brandao really needs to get back up. Elkins looking for the triangle again, and he may get it this time. Elkins has full mount. Two minutes left and Brandao is taking a lot of abuse. Elkins is wailing on the ribs of Brandao with short punches. Elkins has an arm-in guillotine. It's close. Brandao defending. Elkins finally gives up on the choke but is Brandao reverses him. Brandao lands a big right hand from inside the guard. Brandao looking to employ some ground and pound but it may not be enough to steal the round after being beaten on for as long as he was. Another big right hand by Brandao. 10-10 draw.
Final results: Darren Elkins via unanimous decision
Edson Barboza vs. Jamie Varner (155-pound limit)
Round one: Front kick to the body by Barboza. Huge outside leg kick by Barboza. Inside leg kick by Barboza. Another leg kick by Barboza. Barboza throws a head kick but Varner catches it and takes him down. Varner on top. Varner working the elbows. Barboza pushes off and is able to escape back to his feet. Outside leg kick by Barboza. Another one! Inside leg kick by Barboza. Good straight right by Varner and then again. Right hook to the body by Varner and then a good left hook. Outside leg kick by Barboza and Varner almost fell. Varner walks through the onslaught and lands a good right. Barboza is down. He gets back up and walks right into a combo. Varner is swarming him! It's all over! Varner has finished Barboza!
Final results: Jamie Varner via TKO (strikes) at 3:23 of round one
Jason Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway (185-pound limit)
Round one: Miller comes out showboating, switching from stances and making faces. Milelr with a big right hand. Then a left hook. Dollaway is down and Miller and has him in a guillotine. It looks tight but Dollaway is able to get out. Dollaway takes Miller's back for a second but Miller is out and back up. Dollaway gets the takedown and is in side control for a second, but Miller shakes free and gets back up. Dollaway draped onto his back against the fence. Miller reverses and backs up to the middle of the cage. Miller with a good jab. Kick to the body by Miller. Good jab by Dollaway. Good right hand by Dollaway. Miller falls to the canvas and it looked like his knee buckled. Miller is wriggling towards the fence. Dollaway is on his back with double underhooks. Just over two minutes to go. Dollawayis pounding away at his body. Dollaway is using some vicious ground and pound. Miller is in the kneeling position and is making no real effort to advance. Dollaway is leaning on him now as Miller is in a sitting position against the cage. One minute to go. Dollaway drives through him and Miller is on his back momentarily. Dollaway has him the "handcuff" position with Miller's arm behind his back. Dollaway lets his arm go and takes full mount. Twenty seconds left. Miller rolls and gives up his back. Miller is able to work towards the fence and use it to wall walk back up. The round ends with Dollaway landing several short punches. 10-9 Dollaway.
Round two: Good jab by Dollaway. Another good jab by Dollaway. Miller is visibly limping on his knee that is heavily braced and bandaged. Miller comes forward throwing somewhat wild punches. Miller hits him with a big right hand that has Dollaway rocked for a second. Miller chased him down to the mat where Dollaway regains his composure and reverses him. Dollaway controls him against the cage. Dollaway trying to use underhooks to pull Mayhem down. Miller sprawls and defends. Good knee to the body by Miller. Dollaway voraciously refusing to let go of the underhooks, ostensibly wanting to take the fight to the mat. Dollaway finally gets him down and is in side control. Now to half guard as Miller ties up one of his legs. Dollaway is really just laying on him here. Odd that there's no stand up. Miller is controlling his head from the bottom. Dollaway is landing an occasional hammerfist or short strike, but more than anything, he's just laying on him. Just about the last two minutes were spent with Dollaway laying and praying. Disappointing lack of officiating. 10-9 Dollaway.
Round three: Miller rushes in and gets clipped with a left hook. Big combo by Miller. Dollaway ducks under and takes him down again. Miller uses the cage to try and get back up, as Dollaway wraps up his hips and puts him back down on his butt. Dollaway on top inside Miller's guard. Miller is on the bottom, but Dollaway is doing absolutely nothing to cause damage or seek a finish. Miller tries to get back up again, Dollaway gets his back and pulls him back down. Dollaway on his back now, peppering him with short light punches. One minute later and Dollaway is still draped on his back. Miller uses the fence to get back up, and Dollaway pulls him down again. Miller gives up his back. Dollaway gets the underhooks in and flattens him out. Dollaway is landing some big shots now from the top. Miller is really not doing anything at all to defend or escape. This could get stopped soon. One minute left. Miller is taking a lot of punches to the sides of his head. Miller continues to give the thumb's up sign, but he's also eating a ton of punches. Full mount now for Dollaway. 10-9 Dollaway.
Final results: C.B. Dollaway via unanimous decision
Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig (170-pound limit)
Round one: Good jab by Hardy. Head kick by Ludwig misses. Hardy rushes in with a combo but he gets caught with a right hook to the temple. Hardy tangles him up against the fence. Fighters exchange knees in the clinch. Ludwig lands several good knees to the body in a row. Hardy with two good elbows on the exit and back to center. Good left hook by Hardy. Good stiff jab by Hardy answered by an inside leg kick from Ludwig. Head kick by Ludwig. Good combo by Ludwig. Good jab by Hardy. Ludwig rushes in and Hardy reverses him. They're up against the cage now. Just under two minutes to go. Good knee by Ludwig. On the exit both fighters throw furious exchanges, Ludwig probably getting the better of the striking there. Huge left hook by Hardy! Ludwig crumbles to the mat! Hardy pounces on him with punches and it's all over! KO win for Hardy!
Final results: Dan Hardy via KO at 3:51 of round one
UFC 146 FACEBOOK "PRELIMS" COMMENTARY:
Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann (155-pound limit)
Round one: Volkmann with the leg kick. Sass throws a big head kick that comes nowhere near. Sass goes for a takedown and pulls guard. Volkmann on top and controls the chin with a one arm guillotine. Volkmann has one leg tied up, trying to work to side control. Back to full guard. Volkmann stands, looking to rain down punches. Volkmann shoots back into the guard. Sass trying to work elbows from the bottom. Sass throws up a triangle attempt and this is tight! He transitions to an armbar and Volkmann taps! It's all over! Armbar submission victory for Sass who is now 13-0!
Final results: Paul Sass via submission (triangle armbar) at 1:54 of round one
Glover Teixeira vs. Kyle Kingsbury (205-pound limit)
Round one: Teixera with a combo right away and he lands some big shots. Kingsbury with a nice leg kick but he gets nailed with several punches in response. Kingsbury keeps coming forward but every time, he eats several big punches. Teixera lands a big uppercut. Kingsbury is down. Teixera is on top and is in full mount. Kingsbury is in trouble. Kingsbury rolls and gives up his back. Teixera punishes him with punches. Kingsbury rolls again. Teixera goes for the arm triangle choke and he's got it! It's all over!
Final results: Glover Teixera via submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:53 of round one
Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda (145-pound limit)
Round one: Brown jabs and throws a front kick that misses. Brown charges in firing punches but unable to connect. Big head kick by Pineda that only partially lands. Good overhand right by Brown. Pineda throws a left hook and gets hit by another overhand right by Brown. Pineda throws a nice combo. Brown looks a little stunned and drops down for a bull rush of a double leg takedown. Three minutes left and Brown is on top, close to side control. Brown softens him up with short punches from the top. Brown tries to transition to a mount and loses position. Pineda reverses and is on top now, inside Brown's full guard. Brown uses the butterfly, pushes Pineda off and he's back up. Fighters clinch and Brown lands a big right hand on the exit. Back to center. Good leg kick by Pineda. Good two punch combo by Pineda. Front kick to the chest by Brown. One minute left. Very close round so far. Pineda shoots and eats a right to the head. Brown is able to reverse him during the takedown and ends up on top. Brown trying to work his leg free to get to side control. Brown is punishing him with elbows. Pineda tries to wall walk and eats several quick punches on the way up. 10-9 Brown.
Round two: Pineda comes forward with a couple of jabs and then a big combo. Head kick by Pineda. These two are throwing furiously. Pineda shoots for the takedown. Brown controls his head from the bottom for a possible guillotine. Brown lets go of it. Pineda on top but Brown picks him up and slams him down. Crazy! Brown on top now in side control working for a choke. Good elbows by Brown. Pineda sweeps out of nowhere! Pineda on top working on a guillotine of his own. Brown ignores it, grabs a leg and gets up, then drives him to the fence. Good knee by Brown, up against the cage. Big uppercut by Brown. Good knee by Brown who is really punishing him now in the clinch. Pineda answers with a decent left hand. Pineda charges in and eats a knee in the face. Just under two minutes left. Inside leg kick by Pineda. Overhand right by Pineda lands on the top of the head. Pineda shoots but is met by the sprawl of Brown who ends up on top again. Brown is holding him down, inside the full guard and is using ground and pound to soften him up. Pineda tries to escape out, but Brown pushes him right back down and punches him in the face. Decent elbow from the bottom by Pineda, but Brown responds with a hard elbow of his own. Brown ends the round raining down some big punches. 10-9 Brown.
Round three: Pineda with a heavy outside leg kick. Good overhand right by Brown. Head kick by Pineda is blocked. Brown finishes a nice combo with an uppercut then a big knee to the body, sending Pineda to the canvas. Brown follows him to the mat and is on top. Brown using hammerfists and short punches to hurt his opponent inside the full guard. These are short punches, but they'e all landing directly on Pineda's face. Brown works his leg free and is in side control momentarily, before Pineda is able to tie it up again. Brown is now working inside his full guard. Big right hand from the top by Brown. Hammerfists by Brown. Punches to the ribcage by Brown. Big left hand in the face by Brown. Brown steps over with one leg. Half guard. In the scrum, Pineda rolls and takes his back! Just over a minute to go and Brown is in his bodylock. Pineda is going for a rear naked choke! Bad spot for Brown. This would be a huge comeback and an unfortunate twist for Brown who had clearly been winning this fight. Brown rolls but Pineda still has his back. Forty seconds left. Brown is in survival mode. Brown tries to control the wrist to avoid the choke. The clock winds down and it looks like Brown may make it out of this...and he does. 10-9 Pineda.
Final results: Mike Brown via unanimous decision