Cain Velasquez’s First Defense is Rematch with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 160


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.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 30 views

NEW YORK -- UFC president Dana White talks about the new UFC deal with Reebok, what it means for the fighters, why they did it now, as well as the new UFC headquarters in Las Vegas. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and president Dana White explained the ins and outs of the company's landmark deal with Reebok. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC President Dana White discuses the promotion’s new deal with Reebok and reveal that the new ZUFFA headquarters will have a rehab center for fighters. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 40 views

UFC president Dana White talks about the new UFC deal with Reebok, what it means for the fighters, why they did it now, as well as the new UFC headquarters in Las Vegas. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

Unless you've been living under a rock, you heard the recent blockbuster news (video) that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) inked a landmark apparel outfitting deal with Reebok that will see the read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 12 views

Dana White briefly spoke to TMZ about the interest in getting former WWE champion CM Punk into the UFC. Dana White was in New York City for the special UFC-Reebok partnership, and TMZ was in the area read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 189 views

Let's not pretend this is the first time we've heard this. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is a big fan of former WWE champion CM Punk -- real name Phil Brooks -- who left t read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 71 views

UFC President Dana White has appointed a new fighter atop his personal pound-for-pound list. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC President Dana White thinks highly of his promotion's lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis. During a recent appearance on "The Jim Rome Show," White laid down his famous superlative for whatever read news >>