Everyday They’re Shufflin’: Heavyweight Card “Set” for UFC 146
After Overeem ‘withdrew’ from the all-heavyweight UFC 146 card due to a failed test, Zuffa was left with a puzzle: Where would it move the pieces to make the best match-ups and, more importantly, which pieces were available for moving?
Mir got the title shot against Dos Santos, Bigfoot got Velasquez and now Roy Nelson fights Gabriel Gonzaga. Which left Gonzaga’s opponent, Shane Del Rosario, once considered the dark horse in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Gran Prix until a car accident took him out of the tournament.
Now Del Rosario has his opponent: Stipe Miocic.
So the line-up is set. With a little over a month to go, let’s hope it stays that way!
Here’s the Main Card:
Junior Dos Santos vs. Frank Mir (for the heavyweight belt)
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Cain Velasquez (possibly for the #1 contender)
Roy Nelson vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Shane Del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic
Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve
It should be a wild night of fights!