April 20, 2014

Junior Dos Santos vs Frank MirUFC Primetime returns to FX for UFC 146 Dos Santos vs Mir

While this month's UFC 146 event may feature a shuffled lineup, that isn't stopping the UFC and FX from giving the main event 'Primetime' treatment.

In advance of their UFC 146 heavyweight title fight, UFC champ Junior Dos Santos (14-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) and former title holder Frank Mir (16-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) will be featured in an upcoming edition of "UFC Primetime," a three-part special that airs on FX.

The first episode airs Friday, May 11, at 11 p.m. ET, with subsequent episodes premiering in the same timeslot on May 18 and May 25.

Replays of each episode air on FUEL TV.

"UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir" takes place May 26 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. The night's main card airs on pay-per-view.

Dos Santos, of course, was slated to face former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC 146. However, a pre-fight drug test that flagged Overeem for elevated levels of testosterone left his licensing status in doubt, and UFC officials pulled him in favor of Mir.

Overeem was later denied a license to fight by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and must wait until Dec. 27 before applying again.

Mir enters the fight on the strength of a three-fight win streak. The former heavyweight champion is 8-2 in his past 10 fights and has downed Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Roy Nelson and Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic in his past three outings.

Article by MMAjunkie

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