UFC 146 Results: ‘Dos Santos vs. Mir’ Live Play-by-Play

By Sherdog.com Staff May 26, 2012



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Mike Thomas Brown vs. Daniel Pineda

Round 1
Brown circles counterclockwise around Pineda, testing the range with kicks and jabs. Pineda leads off a combo with a superman punch but can’t find Brown with the flurry. Brown comes with a hard right hand, a body kick and another nice right over the top. Pineda tags Brown with a double jab and an uppercut, and the ATT product is momentarily on wobbly legs. Pineda tries to capitalize but Brown rushes forward and moves Pineda across the cage with a takedown. Pineda sweeps on top and Brown keeps him at bay with butterfly guard. Pineda stands and Brown follows, clasping onto one of Pineda’s legs and working for another takedown. They split, but not before Brown socks Pineda with another hard overhand right. Pineda chops at the lead leg of Brown with a kick, has a right hand partially blocked and moves out of the way of a Brown combo. Brown tries a front kick, gets countered over the top. Pineda ducks a punch and tries to hustle Brown to the floor, but Brown uses the momentum to toss Pineda down. Brown lands on top in half-guard with half a minute left but can’t mount any significant offense as Pineda ties up.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Brown
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Brown
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Brown

Round 2
It’s a firefight to begin the second, with Brown clipping Pineda and then the “Pit” throwing bombs in the pocket. Pineda hits a takedown seconds later but Brown grabs a front headlock to slow the attack. Pineda stands up and gets dumped on his head by Brown with a huge slam. Brown’s on top in side control on Pineda’s left side now, but Pineda grabs a leg and executes a beautiful sweep, lifting Brown’s legs and placing him on his back. Pineda tries a north-south choke, can’t get it and gets pinned against the fence. Brown starts unloading with big uppercuts to the head and body, then stiff knees. Just when it looks as if Pineda is beginning to wilt, he starts throwing back and gets off the cage. Pineda uses side-kicks to keep Brown at range now and Brown slips throwing a low kick. Pineda tries to rush in but Brown catches him in a guillotine, then puts Pineda on his back and takes top position. Brown is landing some heavy punches on top but Pineda gives him a good elbow before the end of the round that cuts the former WEC champ open on the forehead.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Brown
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Brown
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Brown

Round 3
Brown pumps his jab, pulling up short as he tries to chase Pineda down. Pineda lands a left hook, has a high kick blocked a moment later. Brown gets into range and drops Pineda with a knee to the body, then pounces and tries to pound it out. Pineda shrimps and stays alive, keeping Brown in his half-guard until two minutes into the round, when Brown pops out. Fifteen seconds later, Pineda swivels his hips to regain full guard. Brown is keeping the offense coming from on top, mashing with punches even as Pineda tries to control and tie up. Brown is warned by ref Yves Lavigne to mind his head position in the close quarters. In one quick move, Pineda dips around the back and cinches up a body triangle to secure Brown’s back. Pineda has a minute to work with as he softens Brown up for a rear-naked choke. Brown is defending well, keeping hold of one of Pineda’s wrists to fend off any choke attempt. Brown spends the last 30 seconds covering up, absorbing punches as he’s unable to get Pineda off his back.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Pineda (29-28 Brown)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Pineda (29-28 Brown)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Pineda (29-28 Brown)

Official result: All three judges score the bout 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Mike Brown.

Kyle Kingsbury vs. Glover Teixeira

Round 1
Teixeira is swinging heavy leather from the bell, walking inside and bombing with hooking combos. Kingsbury tries to back him up with a front kick, but Teixeira walks right through it and drops the Californian with a nasty right uppercut. Kingsbury turtles, eats some more punches, then puts his back on the mat as Teixeira hops into full mount. Heavy on top, Teixeira thumps the already red face of Kingsbury with further unanswered punches. Teixeira gets an arm-triangle choke as Kingsbury tries to sit up, hops off to the left side to finish. Kingsbury’s face goes even redder and he taps out, then appears to go unconscious just as Teixeira releases the hold. At 1:53 of the opening round, Glover Teixeira collects a stellar submission win in his UFC debut.

Jacob Volkmann vs. Paul Sass

Round 1
Volkmann flicks out a low kick to start while Sass misses high. They tie up and Sass shoves Volkmann into the fence, then pulls guard. Volkmann lands on top in Sass’ half-guard with a loose headlock under his right arm. Volkmann lets the head go and Sass throws his legs up for a triangle, transitions to an omoplata and loses it. Volkmann stands up, looks for an opening and goes back into Sass’ guard. Sass is immediately thinking triangle, inching up his right leg and looking to move up his left. It doesn’t come, so Sass changes angles, throws his left leg behind Volkmann’s head and cinches it up. He stretches out Volkmann’s left arm and the American quickly taps out. Sass picks up yet another submission victory at 1:54 of the first round.

Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig

Round 1
There’s no touch of gloves as the welterweights meet in the center of the cage, feeling one another out with quick jabs. Hardy tries to come around the corner with a left jab and Ludwig cuts him off with a straight punch. Ludwig tags Hardy with a flurry and the Englishman clinches up, pushing Ludwig into the cage. Ludwig scores with a trio of knees up the middle but can’t free himself from the position. Hardy lets him go with just over three minutes left in the round, exiting with a good one-two. Ludwig puts a pair of straight punches on Hardy and “The Outlaw” smiles. Hardy is getting beaten to the punch in exchanges, so he ties up and puts Ludwig on the fence again. Ludwig scores with more knees, this time emerging fro the position much quicker. Hardy steps forward and drops Ludwig with a lead left hook, then raises his hands to celebrate as Ludwig hits the ground. Ludwig is still conscious, so Hardy has to curtail his celebration in order to pounce. A couple well-placed elbows turn out Ludwig’s lights and referee Josh Rosenthal steps in to wave this one off. Dan Hardy snaps his four-fight losing streak with a knockout at 3:51 of the first round.

Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway

Round 1
Miller comes out dancing, switching stances back and forth, and then taking the center of the cage. He quickly stuns Dollaway with a left hand and grabs for a guillotine on the stunned “Doberman.” Popping his head loose, Dollaway grabs Miller around the waist and puts him on his back, albeit briefly. Miller stands with Dollaway still on his back, kneeing at his thighs. Miller grabs a headlock and gives Dollaway a noogie, takes a hard right hand in return as Dollaway splits off. Dollaway lands a short left hook on the temple and Miller’s legs buckle briefly, long enough for Dollaway to pounce in the middle of the cage. Dollaway drags Miller over to the fence, glued to Mayhem’s back. Miller tries to roll free but Dollaway keeps the position and lands punches under the armpit. Miller finally gets his back to the fence with 90 seconds left in the round and tries to post up. Dollaway keeps control of the legs and brings Miller back to the canvas with Miller’s right arm trapped behind his back. Dollaway gives up the arm in exchange for full mount. Miller gives up his back again, then twists around and gets to his feet, looking exhausted.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Dollaway
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Dollaway
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Dollaway

Round 2
Miller’s nose is reddened as the second round begins and Dollaway is looking to compound the damage with jabs. Ducking under a wild right hand, Dollaway drags Miller to the mat and lets him back up. Miller catches Dollaway with an overhand right and the Doberman is staggering around the cage, stumbling backward. Miller chases him down and tries another guillotine, but again Dollaway quickly extracts his head. It’s the same position as last round now, with Dollaway wrapped around Miller’s body, keeping him on the ground. Miller gets back to his feet but can’t get away from Dollaway, who’s just holding his opponent on the cage. Dollaway switches to a high single-leg while Miller frames up a guillotine choke. Miller almost has a 10-finger guillotine but it’s broken up as Dollaway dumps him to the ground. Miller throws up his arms in frustration as Dollaway holds him on the mat with 80 seconds left in the round. Dollaway finally postures up to throw a couple shots, then goes right back to flattening. Both men appear to throw illegal head-butts in the last minute, and ref Lavigne verbally warns them.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Dollaway
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Dollaway
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Dollaway

Round 3
It’s only 30 seconds before Dollaway has Miller on the ground again, grinding from top position while a clearly fatigued Miller tries desperately to get out of the position. Dollaway gets the back as Miller tries to stand and scores with more punches under the armpit. Miller goes to his knees and Dollaway gets one hook in. Miller nearly clambers to his feet midway through the round, but Dollaway drags him right back down and keeps thumping away with middling ground-and-pound. Miller is offering nothing back, just flat on his belly, eating punches with Dollaway on his back. The shots aren’t anything brutal, but Miller has now eaten dozens in a row without giving anything back. A frustrated Miller shrugs his arms when he hears the 10-second clapper, and the Las Vegas fans boo at the final horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Dollaway (30-27 Dollaway)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Dollaway (30-26 Dollaway)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-8 Dollaway (30-26 Dollaway)

Official result: The judges score the bout 29-28, 30-26 and 29-28, all for the winner by unanimous decision, C.B. Dollaway.

Edson Barboza vs. Jamie Varner

Round 1
Barboza takes the center of the cage, missing with a knee up the middle and scoring with a pair of chopping kicks to Varner’s lead leg. Barboza goes inside with one, outside again, then up high. Varner catches the head kick and rushes Barboza to the ground at the base of the fence. From half-guard on Barboza’s right side, Varner socks the Brazilian in the face with short left hands as he works to pass. Barboza kicks the hips away and scrambles to his feet, where he immediately resumes throwing low kicks. Varner backs Barboza away with a right hook, then lands a left hook to the body. Barboza keeps the leg kicks coming and Varner lands another right hand. Barboza gets backed into the fence and then dumped to the ground. Barboza wobbles to his feet, still stunned from a flurry of ground-and-pound. Another big right hand from Varner sends Barboza crashing down. The Brazilian grabs hold of Varner’s left leg, but Varner just stays on top, slamming Barboza with left-handed hammerfists. Barboza stops responding, absorbing five or six clean shots, and referee Steve Mazzagatti steps in to save him from any further punishment. Jamie Varner hands Edson Barboza his first defeat in a stunning upset at 3:23 of the opening round.

Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins

Round 1
Elkins pumps a jab and Brandao misses with a murderous uppercut. Elkins comes in to clinch but gets stuffed down to the ground and nearly mounted. Elkins scrambles out from underneath and hustles Brandao into the fence. Brandao uses a kimura to sweep on top and throw strikes through the American’s open guard. Elkins has a kimura of his own now but loses it as Brandao stands up and backs away. On the feet again, Brandao sprawls all over a shot, gets turned around by a grazing punch. Unfazed, Brandao charges forward and drops Elkins with a flying knee. It’s side control on Elkins’ left for Brandao, who mashes with hard elbows as he looks to mount. Brandao gets mount briefly but gets shoved off by Elkins, and the featherweights are back on their feet again with two minutes to go. Elkins lands a straight right, gets clipped behind the ear with a left hand. Brandao gets him on the ground again and moves to side control. Elkins grabs onto a leg and Brandao stands, then comes crashing back in with a thunderous right hand. Elbows on top from Brandao now with a minute to go; Elkins gives a couple hammerfists from his back. Brandao is getting off some hard ground-and-pound but it’s sporadic. He finishes the round on top.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Brandao
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Brandao
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Brandao

Round 2
Elkins uses long punches to keep the shorter Brandao at bay, and Brandao’s offensive output has slowed visibly from the first round. Brandao slips on a front kick and winds up with Elkins on top in Brandao’s butterfly guard. Nice elbows by Brandao off his back, but Elkins is thumping with some solid hands to the body and head as he keeps Brandao on the ground. Half-guard now for Elkins, stuffed back to full guard where he lands a series of hard right hands. Elkins throws knees to the body of Brandao from half-guard and smothers on top, maybe looking for an arm-triangle. Elkins gets to full mount and smashes Brandao with a dozen or more unanswered punches. Brandao bucks him off but can’t get off his back before the round ends.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Elkins
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Elkins
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Elkins

Round 3
Elkins keeps the long punches coming while Brandao looks to counter with an uppercut. After 40 seconds, Elkins hits a single-leg and Brandao puts him in full guard. Brandao shifts his hips and throws his legs up, but Elkins is heavy on top, grinding away with elbows. Elkins mixes punches and elbows from half-guard, then hops into full mount midway through the final round. Brandao regains half-guard but he’s trapped against the fence and looks completely exhausted as he tries to get out from underneath. Elkins briefly threatens with a one-armed guillotine on top but Brandao powers out of it and back up to his feet. Brandao shoves Elkins to the ground and winds up in the American’s guard. Elkins ties up Brandao’s head to avoid and bombs from on top, but Brandao postures up to land one right hand before the horn.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Elkins (28-28 Draw)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Elkins (29-28 Elkins)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Elkins (29-28 Elkins)

Official result: All three judges score the bout 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Darren Elkins.

Stefan Struve vs. Lavar Johnson

Round 1
Johnson lands first with a big right hand to the body and follows with an uppercut as he clinches Struve into the fence. Johnson scoots the already bloodied “Skyscraper” along the perimeter, but Struve has an underhook and he jumps guard. Struve goes underneath with Johnson’s left arm in his grasps, and Johnson taps before Struve can even go belly-down with the armbar. Stefan Struve gets the submission win just 65 seconds into the opening frame.

Stipe Miocic vs. Shane del Rosario

Round 1
Miocic comes over the top with a right hand as del Rosario throws a leg kick. Del Rosario pushes forward, slinging long punches, but Miocic is just out of range. Del Rosario throws a left kick to the body, then another, though the second one is caught by Miocic. Another kick to the body from del Rosario, then a few down low. Del Rosario is just pounding Miocic’s body with kicks, but Miocic is doing well to keep his fists in del Rosario’s face with combinations. A straight left hand backs Miocic up and a left high kick nearly does worse. Miocic splits del Rosario’s guard with a straight right, gets grazed by another left high kick. Miocic strings together a couple strong combinations but gets clipped with a counter-left in the pocket. Del Rosario clinches and lands a knee up the middle, then a left hand before clinching. Miocic turns him into the fence, throws a couple mild knees and lets him out. Thirty seconds left and Miocic sticks a right hand in del Rosario’s face, then takes one in return. Another head kick slaps Miocic and he bodylocks, then slams del Rosario to the ground. Miocic stands up and walks away with a couple seconds left, and that’s how the frame ends.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 del Rosario
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 del Rosario
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 del Rosario

Round 2
Miocic walks del Rosario into the fence and has del Rosario on the ground soon after. The Ohioan stands up from side control to bash del Rosario with hammerfists, then goes back down to del Rosario’s half-guard. Miocic is taking his time on top, controlling del Rosario with a forearm across the throat as he leans from left to right. More hammerfists from Miocic now and del Rosario’s blood is staining the mat as he tries to buck and roll. Del Rosario just can’t escape and Miocic begins drilling him with hard forearms and elbows to the face. Del Rosario is still conscious, but he’s not offering anything in return and referee Yves Lavigne pulls Miocic off. Stipe Miocic stays unbeaten with the TKO win at 3:14 of the second round.

Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman

Round 1
Herman pushes Nelson away with a couple front kicks and feints a knee when Nelson looks like he’s about to shoot. Step-in knee to the body from Herman, then more push kicks. Nelson lands a single, massive overhand right behind on the cheek and Herman goes down like he’s been shot. Nelson goes to follow up with more punches, but referee Steve Mazzagatti is already stepping in. Roy Nelson scores a crushing knockout just 51 seconds into the bout.

Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva

Round 1
Silva gives Velasquez’s gloves a hard tap during final instructions, but it’s Velasquez who catches a kick and hits a big takedown in the center of the cage in the opening seconds of the bout. Silva grazes with an upkick and Velasquez goes down to the Brazilian’s half-guard, where he cuts Silva’s nose open with an elbow. Silva is spraying blood all over the mat, trying to shake it out of his eyes as Velasquez attacks with severe ground-and-pound. Silva grabs for a leg but Velasquez slips his way out and stands. Referee Josh Rosenthal wants the doctor to have a look at Silva, and rightfully so. Bigfoot’s face is drenched in blood, but he tells the doc he’s good to go after having his eyes wiped clean. Rosenthal wants them back on the ground with Velasquez in half-guard. He lands some punches when they resume but Silva uses his legs to push the ex-champ away. Velasquez stands and lowers a few times, bringing heavy punches with him to the ground. Now he settles in half-guard on the right side of Silva, who continues to shake his head in an effort to get the blood out of his eyes. Silva tries to scramble to his feet, gets caught turtling and takes some punches before rolling to his back. Velasquez keeps the punishment coming, unloading with brutal left hands from half-guard that have Silva rolling onto his side. Referee Rosenthal has seen enough: he calls an end to the onslaught and Cain Velasquez gets a grisly TKO win at 3:36 of the first round.

UFC Heavyweight Championship
Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir

Round 1
Mir stalks outward from the center of the cage and ducks a right hook from the champ to grab at a single-leg. Dos Santos defends the takedown against the cage and denies an attempt by Mir to pull guard. Mir grabs for a leg on the ground but dos Santos pulls his limb free and lets his challenger back to his feet. A jab goes for dos Santos, then another as he counters a leg kick. A hook to the body by the champ and he steps out of the way of a Mir high kick. Dos Santos tags Mir with a counter left hook and dips out, comes back to land a punch to the body. Mir slaps at the ribs of dos Santos with a couple body kicks; he nearly knocks the champ off-base with a leg kick in one exchange but instead eats another counter left. Dos Santos landing straight punches and Mir outside leg kicks as they step hesitantly with 90 seconds left in the round. Mir puts a jab on dos Santos, who answers with a straight shot to the breadbasket and a ripping uppercut to the ribs. The heavyweights briefly look to clinch up late but quickly break off. Dos Santos zaps Mir with a right hook to the forehead late and Mir is in trouble, staggering along the fence as the champ unleashes heavy combinations. Mir grabs desperately for a single-leg and the champ just steps away.

Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 dos Santos
Mike Fridley scores the round 10-9 dos Santos
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 dos Santos

Round 2
It’s a slow start to round two, a bit of tentative striking in the first 30 seconds until dos Santos drills Mir with a straight right hand. Another sends Mir to the canvas, but dos Santos motions him back up. Mir motions that he’s been poked in the eye after one exchange, but ref Herb Dean says he didn’t see it and the fight goes on. Dos Santos is dipping in and out with single shots, straight punches and uppercuts. He scores a straight right and moves his head out of the way of Mir’s counter. Mir throws some leg kicks inside and out, though noticeably slower than in the first round. A right hand on the cheek has Mir crashing to the ground, turtling as dos Santos controls the waist and pummels him with right hands. Dos Santos stands up and Mir just rolls onto his side; when the Brazilian comes back to finish the job, referee Herb Dean cuts him off. Junior dos Santos retains his UFC heavyweight title with a TKO stoppage at 3:04 of the second round.

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