Frank Mir vs. Cain Velasquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 26, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winner will get the spot as challenger to the winner of Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem for the heavyweight belt.
“Verbal agreements are in for a No. 1 contender match between former UFC world heavyweight champions Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez at UFC 146, May 26 in Las Vegas,” UFC president Dana White said.
This fight will be part of a card that matches current UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos against Alistair Overeem in the UFC 146 main event. The winner of that fight will know right away who he’ll be facing, either Velasquez or Mir.
Velasquez lost the heavyweight title to dos Santos on Nov. 12, 2011 at UFC on FOX 1 in Anaheim. A third heavyweight fight between Roy “Big Country” Nelson and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva” will also be on the UFC 146 card.