UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos captured the title with a first round knockout of Cain Velasquez at UFC on FOX 1 last December. He now faces the challenge of defending the title for the first time against former champion Frank Mir at UFC 146 on Saturday night. Take a look into the training and personal lives of the fighters as they prepare for their main event clash.
For the first time ever, a UFC main card will consist entirely of heavyweight bouts. Former champion Velasquez will welcome Strikeforce stand-out Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva to the UFC. In a battle of veterans, the tough Roy Nelson will square off against Dave Herman. Stipe Miocic will take on Shane del Rosario in a battle of undefeated fighters. Finally, the hard-hitting Lavar Johnson will face off against submission specialist Stefan Struve.
Nearly 20 years since its inception, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold its first all-heavyweight card Saturday in Las Vegas, headlined by a showdown for the prestigious heavyweight title pitting hard-hitting Brazilian champion Junior dos Santos against decorated former titleholder Frank Mir.
In other marquee matchups, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez welcomes...
The Octagon returns to business this Saturday when the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion hosts their biggest main card ever, literally. “UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir” will feature five heavyweight scraps, signifying the first time the company has assembled an all-heavyweight pay-per-view broadcast.
Facebook will kick off the festivities by streaming three preliminary...
See heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at home in Brazil, the country that he’s using his success to help rebuilt; plus Frank Mir at home in Las Vegas with the family that saved his life after a motorcycle accident nearly derailed it.
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir” event will be tipping the scale today inside MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 7PM ET/4PM PT.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
A heavyweight title tilt between champion Junior...
All the major players participating in Saturday’s “UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir” extravaganza will be hitting the podium today inside MGM Grand Garden’s Main Lobby in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Stream Thursday’s pre-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 2PM PT/11AM ET. Today’s festivities are free and open to the public.
Junior dos Santos (Pictured...
Take a look inside the fight camp of UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos as he prepares to defend his title against former champion in the main event of UFC 146. Dos Santos discusses the changes that he made to his training after Frank Mir replaced his original opponent Alistair Overeem. Dos Santos is confident that Mir will end up on the ground one way or another.
The UFC 146 main card heavyweights take turns addressing the media today at the pre-fight press conference. UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos puts his title on the line against former champion Frank Mir. UFC 146 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 26th.
The press conference begins at the 27:30 mark of the video below…
UFC 146 Pre...
Official fight card Main card Heavyweight Championship bout: Junior dos Santos (c) vs. Frank Mir Heavyweight bout: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva Heavyweight bout: Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman Heavyweight bout: Stipe Mio?i? vs. Shane del Rosario Heavyweight bout: Stefan Struve vs. Lavar Johnson Preliminary card (FX) Featherweight...
The official weigh-ins for “UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir” take place today inside MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT.
Heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos (Pictured) defends his freshly-minted crown against Frank Mir in Saturday’s featured attraction.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be returning to Indianapolis, Indiana for the first time since 2010 for UFC on FX 5.
The bout was announced by the UFC on Twitter and also by IndyStar.com.The Bankers Life Fieldhouse will play host to the action on September 7th. No bouts have yet to be announced for the event but you can probably expect them in the near future.
The UFC first...
If you happened to miss Wednesday’s premiere of “Countdown to UFC 146” on FUEL TV, no worries because we’ve located the footage for you. UFC 146 takes place this Saturday and features a heavyweight title tilt between champion Junior dos Santos and Frank Mir (Pictured).
The 30-minute documentary focused on the 265-pounders as they prepare for their shootout. The video also...
Main Card (PPV)
• Heavyweight Championship Bout: Junior dos Santos (C) () vs. Frank Mir ()
• Heavyweight Bout: Cain Velasquez () vs. Antonio Silva ()
• Roy Nelson () vs. Dave Herman ()
• Shane del Rosario (t) vs. Stipe Miocic ()
• Stefan Struve () vs. Lavar Johnson ()
Preliminary Card (FX)
• Diego Brandao () vs. Darren Elkins ()
• Edson Barboza...
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