Junior dos Santos will defend his heavyweight title for the first time when he squares off against Frank Mir in the UFC 146 main event (Esther Lin, MMA Fighitng).
LAS VEGAS -- This is the UFC 146 live blog for Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir, a heavyweight bout on tonight's UFC event from the MGM Grand.
dos Santos, who has won all eight of his UFC fights, will face Mir, who has won three straight, in the main event.
Check out the live blog below.
Round 1: Herb Dean is our referee. He gives the instructions, and then it’s go time. JDS bounces around from the outside with his lead hand far in front of him. Mir shoots almost immediately and grabs a single-leg, but JDS fights him off. Chants of ‘Cigano!’ start up in the crowd. JDS gets the straight right going. Head kick by Mir misses. A ‘USA!’ chant starts up for Mir. JDS begins picking away at Mir’s midsection with jabs and rights. Mir steps in and lands, then eats a hook. One minute left in the round, and JDS slams a couple of right hooks to the body, followed by a jab that snaps Mir’s head back. Good left by JDS and Mir glances up at the clock. A right by JDS puts Mir in trouble. JDS corners him against the fence and blazes away. Mir goes for a desperation takedown attempt that’s not even close, and barely survives the round. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for dos Santos.
Round 2: JDS lands a sharp lead right to start off the second. Mir paws forward and walks right into a left hook, then a right that sits him down. JDS lets him back up. Mir charges forward and tries to trap him against the fence, but complains of an eye-poke as JDS slips away. No stoppage. We’ll fight on with Mir blinking and wincing. Mir attacks with leg kicks that JDS makes little effort to avoid. A right hand by JDS drops Mir. He rolls and tries to recover as the champ continues battering him. JDS steps away as Mir reaches for his leg and then tumbles over. That’s all Dean needed to see, so he waves it off before JDS can resume the attack. Mir stays down. JDS stays champ.
Junior dos Santos def. Frank Mir via TKO (punches) at 3:04 of round 2
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