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UFC 146 Officially Announced, Dana White Talks Dos Santos Vs. Overeem

This week the UFC officially announced UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Overeem from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 26.

In the night’s main event, newly-crowned UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos defends his title against menacing finisher Alistair Overeem, while in the co-main event, former heavyweight champions Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir collide to determine the division’s number one contender.

Three other gigantic heavyweight fights round out the main card, including: Roy “Big Country” Nelson vs. Antonio “Big Foot” Silva; Gabriel Gonzaga vs. the unbeaten Shane Del Rosario; Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve vs. Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt. In total, the main card of UFC 146 includes over 2,000 pounds of the best heavyweights in the world.

“Our Memorial Day weekend events in Las Vegas are always big, but Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem is one of the most exciting heavyweight fights ever!” UFC President Dana White said. “The all-heavyweight main card features five guys ranked in the top 10. This is the most heavyweights on a UFC card in history. You don’t want to miss this!”

Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. PT at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, March 28 at noon PT at A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, March 29, starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter at