Programming alert: 'Countdown to UFC 146' debuts May 23 on FUEL TV

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Countdown to UFC 146: "Dos Santos vs. Mir" will debut Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 12 a.m. ET on FUEL TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for Saturday night (May 26) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That's Tuesday night at midnight, just to be clear.

The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and former division titleholder Frank Mir. currently lists replays of "Countdown to UFC 146" at the following times (ET):

Weds., May 23 at 5 & 10 p.m.
Thurs., May 24, at 8 p.m.
Fri., May 25, at 11:30 p.m.

"Dos Santos vs. Mir" headlines an all-heavyweight card that also features Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva, Dave Herman vs. Roy Nelson, Lavar Johnson vs. Stefan Struve and Shane Del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic.

Here is the rest of the UFC 146 fight card and line-up:

Main Event:

UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir

Main Card (pay-per-view):

265 lbs.: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva
265 lbs.: Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman
265 lbs.: Shane del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic
265 lbs.: Lavar Johnson vs. Stefan Struve

Preliminary Card (FX Channel):

145 lbs.: Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins
155 lbs.: Edson Barboza vs. Jamie Varner
185 lbs.: Jason Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway
170 lbs.: Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig

Preliminary Card (Facebook):

155 lbs.: Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann
205 lbs.: Glover Teixeira vs. Kyle Kingsbury
145 lbs.: Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of UFC 146, beginning with the PPV telecast at 10 p.m. ET on May 26. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the FX and Facebook "Prelims" action much earlier on fight night.

To get up to speed on all the news and notes for UFC 146 check out our extensive event archive right here.

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