Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns with its "Primetime" preview show for UFC 146 live: Dos Santos vs Mir featuring a behind-the-scenes look as current UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos prepares to defend his belt against former division titleholder Frank Mir on May 26, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
If you missed episode one, click here to watch it in its entirety.
Episode two premieres TONIGHT (May 18) at 11 p.m. ET on the FX Channel immediately following episode 11 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 "Live." Feel free to talk, complain, whine, boast -- whatever it is you do -- about the program in the comments section below.
Mir vs Dos Santos Live
Episode three of "UFC Primetime" will air next Friday (May 25) in the same time slot.
Mir was the beneficiary from the headlining spot when "Cigano's" original opponent, Alistair Overeem, couldn't keep his testosterone in test, major into a 9 thirty day period outing through the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). The domino influence blew holes through the major card line-up, but UFC matchmaker Joe Silva acquired points all patched up and prepared to roll.
For those who feel losing "Demolition Man" as being the headliner is really a disappointment, I'd consult you to observe a pair of stellar pre-fight video promos right here and listed here, which can lead you to rethink your place.
ufc 146 live Let me be the first to say that I was pumped for a heavyweight slugfest concerning Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem. Now that individuals dreams have been snatched absent from me that has a suspension to Overeem, the UFC brought in a very substitution to the principal function.
Frank Mir was by now within the card, and admittedly, I believe he's an awesome choice like a alternative. This fight really should be competitive and very admirer friendly.
Dos Santos has a definite edge inside the hanging division. He has highlight-reel finishes of Fabricio Werdum, Stefan Struve, Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, Gilbert Yvel, Gabriel Gonzaga and Cain Velasquez.
The fighters he didn't end, he still left battered, bruised and bloody. Just consult Shane Carwin.
Mir isn't any slouch on the feet, but he is just not in dos Santos' league in terms of boxing.
Floor game, conversely, is really a distinctive matter. Mir is definitely an animal about the floor with impressive submissions as well as a killer instinct in addition. In the event you go away an arm hanging out, Mir will just take hold and doubtless just take it household to put in his trophy case.
In the event you do not believe me, you are able to consult Tim Sylvia, Antoni Hardonk and, most just lately, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Dos Santos is really a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, so he can hold his own, however, if this combat goes on the ground, Mir will win.
It's also really worth noting that dos Santos' only loss is by armbar submission.
Overall, this could become a enjoyable struggle to observe. Dos Santos is fighting not only to retain his title, and also to avenge his mentor, Nogueira, immediately after Mir submitted him at UFC a hundred and forty.
Dos Santos may very well be a little more emotional while in the battle because of to that more pressure. If Mir suspects that dos Santos is combating emotionally in place of strategically, he could catch him and lead to a large upset.
In no way count out Mir simply because from the UFC nearly anything can take place.
That becoming claimed, I believe dos Santos will win this combat, but I feel Mir are going to be lots extra competitive than many people give him credit for.
Dos Santos vs. Mir Trailer : Faber's new opponent on UFC 148 - Dominick Cruz out of UFC 148 due to his serious injury. Because of that incident, the door for new opponent has opened to step in and fight Urijah Faber for an interim title on July 7.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has decided to make a call to Renan Barão to fight against Faber's. Barão is fresh off of a decision victory over perennial contender Scott Jorgensen at UFC 143.
The UFC has made an announcement during Friday's episode of The Ultimate Fighter Live. The Brazilian fighter is 28-1 on his record, having only loss in the very first fight of his professional career. He has reeled off five consecutive victories under Zuffa's employment in the WEC and UFC combined.
Barão was originally scheduled to face Ivan Menjivar at UFC 148, but will now get the bump up to face Faber for the interim title instead