UFC 146 fight card: Predictions, preview and a complete guide to 'Dos Santos vs Mir' in Las Vegas

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For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Dos Santos vs. Mir" event, going down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC 146 will feature a heavyweight championship bout pitting titleholder Junior dos Santos putting his 265-pound gold on the line against former multiple time division kingpin, Frank Mir.

The rest of the all heavyweight main card is stacked with match-ups including Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva, Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman, and Stefan Struve vs. Lavar Johnson.

It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.

But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered.

In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.

In we go:

UFC 146: "Dos Santos vs. Mir"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

UFC 146 predictions and previews:

Predictions from the myth himself, Nostradumbass

"Prelims" preview and predictions part one

"Prelims" preview and predictions part two

Fight preview: Stefan Struve vs. Lavar Johnson

Fight preview: Stipe Miocic vs. Shane Del Rosario

Fight preview: Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman

Fight preview: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva

Fight preview: Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir

UFC 146 press conferences:

Pre-fight press conference

Press conference video

Press conference staredown pics

UFC 146 weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in video

Weigh-in staredown pics

Weigh-in photos gallery

UFC 146 breaks record for heaviest main card in history at 2,485 pounds

UFC 146 news:

How to watch the event

Event poster

Conference call

Open workouts photos gallery

Latest odds and betting guide

Beermania: UFC 146 edition

Before and after: UFC 146 fight card

Exclusive interview with Dave Herman

UFC 146 editorials:

History in the Making: Frank Mir breaks Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's arm at UFC 140

Junior dos Santos is going to push Frank Mir until he's tired and then knock him out

Junior dos Santos isn't talking trash, just looking to knock Frank Mir out

Junior dos Santos is PED-free and he's the champion for real

Junior dos Santos: When Frank Mir gets in a tough spot, his courage goes out the window

Frank Mir: Junior dos Santos has no chance of winning this fight

Frank Mir claims he's going to strike with Junior dos Santos

Frank Mir's self confidence gets on your nerves

Frank Mir predicts early first round submission of Junior dos Santos

Cain Velasquez is more of a multifaceted threat than Junior dos Santos

Cain Velasquez feels good and plans on defeating Antonio Silva with the quickness

Antonio Silva is light and fast heading into Cain Velasquez fight

Roy Nelson calls Dave Herman the "white" Jon Jones

If Stefan Struve takes down Lavar Johnson, the fight is over

Lavar Johnson is trying to knock people out, not submit them

Stipe Miocic prepared for three round war against Shane Del Rosario

Shane Del Rosario ready to reintroduce himself to MMA world

Shane Del Rosario fights like a smaller guy with his speed and quickness

Dan Hardy is fighting to validate Lorenzo Fertitta's decision not to cut him

CB Dollaway is getting his fart face knocked off by Mayhem Miller

Jamie Varner expects a trip to the hospital after dogfight against Edson Barboza

UFC 146 videos:

Event trailer

Countdown to UFC 146

Primetime episode one

Primetime episode two

Primetime episode three

Media luncheon

If you miss this, you better be dead or in jail

Junior dos Santos makes a dream come true for a little guy in Brazil

Junior dos Santos vs Fabricio Werdum from UFC 90

Frank Mir on FUEL TV's Ultimate Insider

Stefan Struve vs Lavar Johnson preview

Jason Miller details intense preparations for fight of his life against C.B. Dollaway

Diego Brandao is going to fight a street fight against Darren Elkins

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.

I'd ask what the biggest story heading into this event has been but we all know damn well what that is and it's all going to play itself out tonight, live on pay-per-view.

Enjoy the show, Maniacs.

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