The UFC returns to Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 26th for UFC 146, one of the biggest UFC fight cards literally ever held. UFC 146 features a PPV card with five heavyweight bouts and headlined by the UFC Heavyweight title fight as Junior dos Santos defends his belt for the first time opposite 2-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir. Our partners at ProFighting-fans.com provide their UFC preview & predictions for the event with all of our coverage of the event and of the entire sport of MMA brought to you by our friends at Intimidation Clothing, makers of stylish MMA apprel & fight gear and online at IntimidationClothing.com.
Strikeforce import Shane Del Rosario (11-0) will try and keep his undefeated record as he meets another undefeated prospect in Stipe Miocic (8-0) in a UFC 146 main card heavyweight bout.
Del Rosario, 28, is a California born mixed martial artist who fights out of Team Oyama in his home state. The muay-thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist made his professional debut in 2006 and won his first 8 bouts while competing mostly for M-1 Challenge and Elite XC. His last three wins have come while fighting for Strikeforce including his most recent last February at “Fedor vs. Silva” where he submitted current UFC fighter Lavar Johnson.
Miocic, 29, is an Ohio based mixed martial artist who fights out of the Strong Style Fight Team in Cleveland. The former Cleveland State wrestler made his professional MMA debut in February 2010 and won his first six bouts competing mostly for NAAFS in his home state. His NAAFS 7 Heavyweight Championship victory over Bobby Brents last June earned him the opportunity to fight inside the octagon. Also a Golden Gloves Boxer, Miocic won his October 2011 UFC 136 debut with a unanimous decision victory over Joey Beltran. In his follow up bout this February at UFC on Fuel TV, Miocic earned his second straight octagon victory knocking out Phil De Fries in 43 seconds.
Prediction – Del Rosario Decision