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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 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
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:
Countdown to UFC 146
Primetime episode one
Primetime episode two
Primetime episode three
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.