5/19 MMA News and Notes
May 19, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ Countdown to UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir will air on Tuesday at 11 PM/ET on FUEL TV. The half-hour countdown show previews the main event heavyweight title bout as well as the Co-main event bout between Cain Velasquez & Antonio Silva. The show re-airs on Wednesday at 5:00 PM/ET.
~ Former WEC featherweight champ Urijah Faber will take center stage prior to next Friday’s UFC 146 weigh-ins. Doors to Faber’s Q&A open at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT local time), and Faber hits the stage one hour later. The session is open only to members of the UFC Fight Club, the UFC’s official fan club. The weigh-ins, which are open to the public, follow at 4 p.m. PT local time.
~ UFC vet and Louisiana native Rich “No Love” Clementi (42-21-1 MMA, 0-1 BFC) vs. lightweight Derek Campos (9-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC) is set for the main card of the season 6 Bellator finale. Bellator 70 takes place next Friday, May 25, at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans
~ Lavar Johnson (17-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is replacing Mark Hunt (8-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC), who was forced to bow out with a knee injury, in a heavyweight bout against Stefan Struve (23-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) at UFC 146, which takes place May 26 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.