Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
Cain Velasquez defeats Antônio Silva via KO/TKO at 3:36 of Round 1
|9-1-0||Pro Record At Fight||16-3-0||Climbed to 10-1||Record After Fight||Fell to 16-4|
|-400 (Heavy Favorite)||Betting Odds||+320 (Moderate Underdog)|
|San Jose, California||Fighting out of||Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil|
|29 years, 9 months||Age at Fight||32 years, 8 months, 5 days|
|240.0 lbs (108.9 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||264.0 lbs (119.7 kgs)|
|6'1" (186cm)||Height||6'4" (194cm)|
|77.0" (196cm)||Reach||82.0" (208cm)|
|Vicente Fernández - Los Mandados||Walkout Music||Eminem - Lose Yourself|
|American Kickboxing Academy||Gym||American Top Team|
- Bout Information
- Event: UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir
- Date: Saturday 05.26.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
- Referee: Josh Rosenthal
- Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
- Enclosure: Octagon
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 11 of 12)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
- TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
- Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
- Velasquez Total Disclosed Pay: $200,000
- Silva Total Disclosed Pay: $70,000
Velasquez vs. Silva Wiki Update Wiki
The co-main event of UFC 146 saw Antonio Silva take on Cain Velasquez in the heavyweight division.
Velasquez caught a kick and punched Silva, dropping him to the mat and following up with a barrage of punches right away before calming himself and settling in the half guard. Velasquez cut Silva with a short elbow and followed it up with more, opening the gash and drawing a lot of blood. The fight was halted to get the cut checked and the doctor allowed the match to continue. Rosenthal started the fighters on the ground and Velasquez continued his assault as Silva tried desperately to shake the blood from his eyes. Silva could not see at all as Velasquez opened him up further with another elbow. Silva rolled to his knees but Velasquez stayed on him, flattened him back out and brutalized him until he rolled on his side, forcing Rosenthal to step in.
The end came 3:36 into the first round.
Speaking with Joe Rogan following the win, Velasquez said, "I feel good. It's definitely a step in the right direction. To know what you've done in the past, get over that and get better."
Velasquez vs. Silva Fight Predictions
Velasquez vs. Silva Fighter Tweets
If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.
- About to head over to my After Party @Tabuvegas e/ @crazybobcook @akaJav @dc_mma @rockholdMMA http://t.co/I2rWFFwe
- 10 hours