UFC 146 truly is going to be the night of the heavyweights.
The UFC has added one more pivotal heavyweight bout to a card already chock full of big men. Dana White revealed to Yahoo! Sports today that a resurgent Mark Hunt will take on the UFC’s tallest fighter, Stefan Struve, on Memorial Day Weekend as part of an all heavyweight main card.
For the first time in UFC history, the main card will consist of five heavyweight bouts, putting about a ton-and-a-quarter of heavyweights into the cage in a three-hour span. UFC 28 featured four heavyweight bouts, but White was able to top it for UFC 146 when he finalized a bout between Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt that is expected to open the pay-per-view broadcast.
To summarize, the UFC 146 main card will look like this.
- Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem – UFC Heavyweight Championship
- Frank Mir vs. Cain Velasquez
- Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Silva
- Shane Del Rosario vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
- Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve
If that wasn’t enough, there will be plenty of other great match-ups in other weight classes on the prelims including Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham, Dan Hardy vs. Duane “Bang” Ludwig, Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins, Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway, Kyle Kingsbury vs. Glover Teixeira, Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann and Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda.
UFC 146 is without a doubt one of the must-see cards of 2012.