It was scheduled for Champion Dos Santos and the number one contender Alistair Overeem to face each other on this event. Unfortunately, Overeem had failed his pre-fight drug test denying him to get his NSAC license to fight.Frank Mir who was supposed to fight the former Champion Cain Velasquez was then pulled over to be Dos Santos’opponent replacing Overeem. UFC 146 is All Heavyweight Main Card event.
Dos Santos defeated Velasquez in 1 minute and 4 seconds of the first round via KO to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship title last November 12, 2011 at UFC on Fox 1. He has never been knockout in his whole MMA career. His good in his stand up fight,a good striker and has powerful knockouts.
On Frank Mir’s last fight, he defeated Nogueira by kimura at of round 1, snapping Nogueira’s arm causing Nogueira to tap. Frank Mir is a well rounded Heavyweight, with heavy hands, and he has the best Submission skills in heavyweight division.
This would be a match-up to test Dos Santos take down and submission defense against Mir. And a test for Mir on Dos Santos’ outstanding standup and good striking.
Dos Santos via first round TKO