Twelve-bout UFC 160 lineup set, Pyle vs. Story serves as featured prelim


mike-pyle-13.jpgThe 12-bout lineup for next month’s “UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2? event is now complete.

UFC 160 takes place May 25 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.

In addition to the night’s heavyweight championship headliner between current title holder Cain Velasquez (11-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) and challenger Antonio Silva (18-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC), the event’s pay-per-view main card also features heavyweights Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) vs. Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC), light heavyweights James Te Huna (16-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) vs. Glover Teixeira (20-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC), lightweights T.J. Grant (20-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) vs. Gray Maynard (11-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) and lightweights Donald Cerrone (19-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) vs. K.J. Noons (11-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

In addition to the night’s pay-per-view broadcast, FX carries a four-fight “UFC Prelims” broadcast that sees welterweights Mike Pyle (24-8-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) vs. Rick Story (15-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) in the featured slot.

Additionally the night starts out with three contests that stream on Facebook, a section headlined by welterweights Nah-Shon Burrell (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Stephen Thompson (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC).

With the official broadcast plans announced, the full UFC 160 lineup now includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva – for heavyweight title
  • Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt
  • James Te Huna vs. Glover Teixeira
  • T.J. Grant vs. Gray Maynard
  • Donald Cerrone vs. K.J. Noons

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:35 p.m. ET)

For the latest on UFC 160, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Mike Pyle)

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

Related News

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

Check out the lineup for tonight's UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II PPV event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Today marks a stretch of the UFC's final four events in 2014, and the year's final PPV promises to read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 17 views

Heavyweight power vs. speed met in May of 2013. Watch the dangerously hard-hitting Mark Hunt take on the lightning-fast hands of Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 15 views

The fighters from Saturday's UFC Fight Night 58: Machida vs. Dollaway stepped on the scales in Barueri, Brazil on Friday. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC 181 will see two championship belts up for grabs, and the rematch between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler promises to end the night with an exclamation mark. How could the two free-swinging wel read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

A pair of veteran welterweights in need of a victory will collide at UFC 184. With both fighters looking to snap three-fight losing streaks, Josh Koscheck and Jake Ellenberger will meet on Feb. 28 at read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 views

Intriguing matchups continue to be added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night event in Stockholm, Sweden, as top-notch featherweight prospects Mirsad Bektic and Alan Omer will collide... read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 9 views

A look at the Saturday, December 20th UFC Fight Night event in Barueri, Brazil, where Lyoto Machida fights C.B. Dollaway in a five-round main event. The final UFC event of 2014 is perhaps a bit overl read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 views

An injury to Jorge Masvidal has forced the UFC to call up Gleison Tibau for a lightweight showdown with Norman Parke this January in Boston.Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke set for UFC Fight Night Bost read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 5 views

A featherweight bout between Andy Ogle and promotional newcomer Makwan Amirkhani is the latest addition to next month’s UFC on FOX 14 lineup.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>