2012 UFC 146 Picks & Predictions for Dos Santos vs. Mir Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Saturday, 26 May 2012 15:15

UFC 146 Free Picks

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LAS VEGAS, NV – UFC 146 takes place on Saturday night and we have some free picks to consider for the event.

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UFC 146 will have its main card air live on PPV at 10PM ET. The bouts will be held in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC Heavyweight Championship – Junior Dos Santos (14-1) vs. Frank Mir (16-5)

This fight has clear strengths for each fighter. If the fight is one the ground, it favors Mir. If the fight stays standing, it favors Dos Santos. Mir is not much of a wrestler, so the only real way this fight gets to the ground is if JDS knocks Mir down or vice versa. Mir has struggled against explosive strikers and Dos Santos is that. Look for a second round KO from the champion. FREE PICK – Junior Dos Santos -535

UFC Heavyweight Bout – Cain Velasquez (9-1) vs. Antonio Silva (16-3)

This fight should be interesting as Silva has great size and Velasquez has great athleticism. Velasquez seemed unbeatable until running into Dos Santos. Silva was struggling to climb up the ranks until he beat Fedor in Strikeforce. Velasquez should have the ability to beat Silva on the feet and on the ground, but he could struggle to get over the mental hurdle of coming off his first loss and his first knockout. I still see Cain coming through with a decision victory. FREE PICK – Cain Velasquez -400

UFC Heavyweight Bout – Lavar Johnson (17-5) vs. Stefan Struve (23-5)

Struve is a long and skinny heavyweight that is a submission specialist while Johnson is a compact fighter that has some good power and wrestling. Johnson will look to keep the fight standing and as long as he avoids the ground with Struve, he should be able to score the victory.. FREE PICK – Lavar Johnson -110

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