The UFC Primetime special that has chronicled the lead up to this weekend’s heavyweight title fight between champ Junior dos Santos and challenger Frank Mir will conclude this evening on FX.
Episode three of ‘UFC Primetime: Dos Santos vs. Mir’ will air at 11 pm ET/8 pm PT, right after tonight’s new episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Live.
The match up between dos Santos and Mir was not originally intended to main event tomorrow’s UFC 146 fight card, but after the champion’s first opponent, Alistair Overeem, was forced to withdraw from the bout due to the results of a random, pre-fight drug test, Mir was called up from a co-main event tilt to fight for the belt.
Mir, a former UFC heavyweight champion, earned the shot by virtue of being the currently most winning top-tier heavyweight (aside from Overeem), as he’s on a three-fight streak that includes victories over Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
UFC 146 takes place tomorrow night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Don’t forget to check out FightLine’s live coverage of the event.