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UFC 146 will be 1.25 tons of fun

Junior Dos Santos holds up a Brazilian flag

Junior Dos Santos holds up a Brazilian flag after winning the UFC heavyweight title with a first-round knockout of Cain Velasquez at UFC on Fox at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2011) Photo Credit: MCT/Orange County Register

Five fights, 10 fighters on the main card for UFC 146, and they're all heavyweights. That's going be to one heck of marketing campaign in the build-up to Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas.

Have a look at the UFC 146 main card as presently constructed:

Junior Dos Santos (238) vs. Alistair Overeem (256)

Cain Velasquez (240) vs. Frank Mir (240)

Roy Nelson (263) vs. Antonio Silva (265)

Gabriel Gonzaga (242) vs. Shane Del Rosario (248)

Stefan Struve (238) vs. Mark Hunt (265)

Total combined weight, based on what's listed on their fighter profle: 2,495 pounds.

That's 1.25 tons of man inside of an un-domed cage in Las Vegas for one night of fighting. Yeesh.


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