BURBANK – As the Ultimate Fighting Championship seemingly gets bigger and bigger with network television, pay-per-views once a month if not more and a fan base growing across the globe, it cannot get any bigger than UFC 146 — literally.
The May 26 event at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden — for the first time in company history — will feature an all-heavyweight lineup across the pay-per-view main card, headlined by UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos defending his title against Alistair Overeem in a bout that will feature roughly 500 pounds of knockout power.
As part of a whirlwind day filled with Southern California media engagements, the combatants stopped by Morton's The Steakhouse in Burbank on Wednesday for a media luncheon.
"It's probably never been bigger than this," said UFC Director of Communications Dave Sholler.
After the 6-foot-4, 239-pound Dos Santos (14-1), 6-5, 256-pound Overeem (36-11) and the assorted print and television media were done with their respective choice cuts, the fighters got to the meat of the issue regarding the Brazilian Dos Santos making his first title defense against the Dutch striker.