Former champions Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez have signed to fight at UFC 146 on a card suddenly filled with heavyweight fights. The show is set to take place May 26 from Las Vegas, Nevada’s MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main event will feature current heavyweight title-holder Junior dos Santos defending his title against Alistair Overeem.
The Mir-Velasquez bout will determine the next in line to challenge the winner of Dos Santos’ dance with Overeem. Mir (16-5) has defeated Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Roy Nelson, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in his last three bouts to secure his position in the division.
Comparably, Vleasquez will be looking to bounce back from his first career loss coming when dos Santos claimed the title from last year via first round knockout.
Also set for the Memorial Day Weekend card, Roy Nelson will welcome former Strikeforce heavyweight Antonio Silva to the Octagon, giving the heavyweights an even stronger presence at the event.
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