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UFC 146's revolving door still heavy

Cain Velasquez in a scene from the MMA

Cain Velasquez in a scene from the MMA documentary on Jon Fitch entitled "Some Great Heights."

Here's a look at what this Saturday's UFC 146 main card was originally constructed as back in March:

Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overem
Cain Velasquez vs. Frank Mir
Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Silva
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shane Del Rosario
Stefan Struve vs. Mark Hunt

Now, three days shy of fight night, we've got a slightly different lineup. And by slightly different, we mean quite radically different. Overeem's drug-related suspension caused a switch to the main event, which trickled down a level or two.  Injuries did their part, as well. 

The new matchups are in bold, and the entirely new fighters are in bold italics.

Junior Dos Santos vs. Frank Mir
Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva
Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman
Stipe Miocic vs. Shane Del Rosario
Stefan Struve vs. Lavar Johnson

Tags: ufc 146 , cain velasquez , frank mir , junior dos santos , antonio silva , roy nelson , stipe miocic , stefan struve , lavar johnson , dave herman , shane del rosario

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