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Cain Velasquez vs. Antônio Silva

Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

Cain Velasquez defeats Antônio Silva via KO/TKO at 3:36 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Cain Velasquez
Mmaweekly large Antônio "BigFoot" Silva

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)
Us United States   Nationality   Br Brazil
San Jose, California   Fighting out of   Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
29 years, 9 months, 28 days   Age at Fight   32 years, 8 months, 12 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
UFC 146
  • Bout Information
  • 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: Heavyweight | 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."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:41 PM ET
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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.

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1 day
Thanks to all my fans support in the @ufc 146 card. You guys are the best.
1 day
Good time with beautiful wife & friends http://t.co/J5mxsSVd
11 hours
About to head over to my After Party @Tabuvegas e/ @crazybobcook @akaJav @dc_mma @rockholdMMA http://t.co/I2rWFFwe
10 hours
Come to my After Fight Party following #UFC146 at TABU in MGM! http://t.co/i2yVacv6
3 days
“@ppitsch: @aaronsimpson true! @cainmma @ryanbader”I have no idea what you guys are talking about.
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