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UFC 148 fight card complete with six main card fights for July 7 in Las Vegas

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Jan, 20 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; UFC bantamweight Mike Easton before a fight against Jared Papazian during a bout in the UFC on FX 1 event. Easton defeated Papazian. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE
Jan, 20 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; UFC bantamweight Mike Easton before a fight against Jared Papazian during a bout in the UFC on FX 1 event. Easton defeated Papazian. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

And then there were six.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is giving pay-per-view (PPV) buyers more bang for their buck when it broadcasts the UFC 148: "Silva vs. Sonnen 2" event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 7, 2012.

The promotion dipped into its preliminary offerings to help beef up the reworked main card portion of the show, promoting the featherweight scraps of Mike Easton vs. Ivan Menjivar and Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie.

The remaining five "Prelim" fights will air live via the FX channel.

Here's a closer look at the finalized UFC 148 fight card and line-up for next month's Fourth of July weekend extravaganza emanating from "Sin City:"

Main Event:

185 lbs.: UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

Main card (pay-per-view):

205 lbs.: Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz
185 lbs.: Patrick Cote vs. Cung Le
170 lbs.: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia
145 lbs.: Mike Easton vs. Ivan Menjivar
145 lbs.: Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie

Preliminary card (FX Channel):

155 lbs.: Habib Nurmagomedov vs. Gleison Tibau
185 lbs.: Riki Fukuda vs. Constantinos Philippou
155 lbs.: Fabricio Camoes vs. Melvin Guillard
155 lbs.: Rafaello Oliveira and Yoislandy Izquierdo
170 lbs.: John Alessio vs. Shane Roller

MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Sat., July 7, 2012), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on PPV. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 6:00 p.m. ET with the "Prelims" bouts on FX.

For more on UFC 148: "Sonnen vs. Silva II" be sure to hit up our event archive right here.