MMAFrenzy’s coverage of UFC 146 continues with out play-by-play of tonight’s all-heavyweight main card. Be sure to stay tuned for full coverage of the main card, including recaps, live results, and more.
Heavyweight Title Fight: Junior Dos Santos (c) vs. Frank Mir
Round 1 – Mir grabs a single leg and working furiously to get it to the ground, Mir even tries to pull guard but JDS is having none of it. Lead left hook by JDS. JDS to the body. Mir misses a combo. Nice counter left hook by JDS. JDS with a body shot. Outside leg kick by Mir. Legkick by Mir that JDS counters nicely. Straight right to the body by JDS. 2-1 combo by JDS. Outside legkick by Mir. JDS with a left hook to right hook combo. Hook to the head with a solid uppercut to the body by JDS. More body shots by JDS. :45 left now, Mir comes forward to clinch but JDS batters the ribs and shifts away. JDS staggers Mir with a right hook with :15 left but he can’t finish as Mir makes it to the bell. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Dos Santos.
Round 2 – Mir had to be cleared by the doc between rounds and we’re back underway. Mir moving a lot now and JDS tags him with a straight right. JDS floors Mir but Mir recovers and JDS doesn’t follow to the mat. Sidekick by Mir. Mir tries and overhand combo and apparently caught an eyepoke but Herb Dean lets it go. JDS clips Mir again. Mir moves forward and JDS tees off on the ribs before shifting away. Outside legkick by Mir. Mir throws a kick and JDS counters with a nasty straight right that sends Mir crashing to the canvas. JDS with ground and pound and he backs away as Mir tries to grab a leg. Mir falls over after that but Dean doesn’t stop it until JDS connects with one final punch.
Junior Dos Santos def. Frank Mir via TKO (strikes) at 3:04 of Round 2
Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva
Round 1 – Josh Rosenthal is our referee and we are under way. Both fighters look extremely intense. Cain catches a leg kick and Cain is going to work with strikes. Cain separates and eats an upkick. Cain moves into half guard. Big elbow cuts open Silva badly. Another Elbow. Short punches from from Cain. Horrendous cut here may end the fight as Silva is clearly struggling to see. Rosenthal calls in the doc to take a look at it and it is bad. Doc lets it go and Rosenthal is going to restart the fight back on the ground. Upkicks from Cain. Blood is all in Silva’s eyes again. Big shots by Velasquez. Silva is a bloody mess. Hard elbow by Cain.Cain takes Silva’s back and tees off. Silva rolls through to half guard. Velasquez is actually slipping on the blood as he absolutely destroys Silva before Rosenthal dives in to stop the fight.
Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva via TKO (strikes) at 3:36 of Round 1
Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman
Round 1 – Touch of gloves and we’re off. Teep kick attempts by Herman miss. Herman trying to use range early. Massive overhand right Roy Nelson puts an end to that though and Herman goes down hard. Herman is protesting but the way he went down there is no protesting that stoppage.
Roy Nelson def. Dave Herman via KO (punch) at :51 of Round 1
Shane Del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic
Round 1 – Yves Lavigne is our referee and we are under way. Wild legkick by SDR misses. Inside legkick from SDR clips Miocic’s cup as Miocic lands a overhand left.Lead right by Miocic. Combo by Miocic is mostly blocked. Pair of left kicks land flush by SDR. Inside legkick by SDR. Miocic storms forward with a combo. SDR with a another body kick and a straight left. Miocic rotates out and lands a big right. Another combo by Miocic. Headkick by SDR misses. Combo b Miocic is blocked. Outside legkick by Miocic. Beautiful counter left by SDR rocks Miocic but Miocic retreats and smiles. Big shot by SDR. Miocic clinches against the cage. SDR works free. Straight right by Miocic. Miocic blocks a pair of kicks and takes SDR down with a body lock. Big elbow by Miocic and he lets him up as the round ends. MMAFrenzy scores the round 10-9 Del Rosario.
Round 2 – Inside legkick by SDR. Uppercut by Miocic. Straight right to the body by Miocic. Miocic lands an outside single. Big strikes by Miocic. Miocic in half-guard.Big shots by Miocic.Hammerfists by Miocic.Miocic works for mount as SDR looks to control posture. Short elbows by Miocic. Big left by Miocic.SDR is bleeding now. More short elbows and hammerfists from Miocic. Miocic in mount. SDR recovers half-guard. Multiple cuts on SDR. More short elbows by Miocic and the referee dives in to stop the fight. Best performance of Miocic’s UFC career.
Stipe Miocic def. Shane Del Rosario via TKO (strikes) at 3:14 of Round 2
Stefan Struve vs. Lavar Johnson
Round 1 – Touch of gloves and we’re underway. Johnson wastes no time and bully’s Struve to the cage with body shots and a big upper cut. Struve ties up and pulls guard. Struve works for and grabs an armbar, he rotates to a Russian finish and it’s over. Unbelievably smooth technique by Struve and Johnson’s arm broke.
Stefan Struve def. Lavar Johnson via submission (armbar) at 1:05 of Round 1