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Frank Mir Replaces Alistair Overeem in UFC 146

Written on April 21, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Frank Mir is tapped as Overeem's replacement in UFC 146, originally expected to face Cain Velasquez.

’s looming trouble with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for failing a pre-fight drug testing has cost him a fight. Apparently, can no longer wait for him to get his fighter’s license and pulled him out of . UFC has made this announcement, late Friday night.

Overeem is replaced by , who will now face in the main event of UFC 146. Mir was originally slated to fight in the same event. White did not reveal if Velasquez’ will receive a new opponent, so his status is still uncertain.

Overeem already applied for a Nevada fighter’s license and is set to appear in front of the NSAC, this Tuesday.

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