Cain Velasquez UFC 155UFC president Dana White, following Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva’s destruction of Alistair Overeem at UFC 156, said he “wouldn’t be opposed” to giving Bigfoot another shot at UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

“Going into (the Overeem vs. Silva fight), we talked about if Alistair Overeem won,” said White after Silva’s victory. “(Silva) and Cain Velasquez just fought recently, but I’m telling you, the way that he looked in this fight, what he did to Alistair, maybe we do this fight again,”

There is no maybe about it; the fight is going to happen.

Velasquez and Silva will rematch at UFC 160 on May 25 in Las Vegas, this time with the heavyweight belt on the line. The fight was announced on UFC Tonight on Tuesday.

Velasquez and Silva’s first fight took place after a reshuffling of the UFC 146 heavyweight deck last year when Overeem was forced out due to a de facto suspension for a drug test that revealed an elevated ration of Testosterone to Epitestosterone.

Velasquez dismantled Silva in just three and a half minutes. He took the big man down and bloodied him with a brutal ground and pound assault of punches and elbows until they stopped the fight.

Silva has been working hard to retool his game and it showed against Overeem, whom Silva knocked out with a series of bone-crushing punches 25 seconds into the third round of their fight.

That was enough to earn a return engagement with Velasquez, who now has the belt around his waist following his own five-round drubbing of Junior dos Santos.

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