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UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva 2

UFC 160
  • Saturday 05.25.2013 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: FX
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $2,942,365
  • Attendance: 12,380 (Paid: 10,075)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 380,000 | TV Ratings: 1.3M viewers (FX Prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Fight of the Night
    Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Submission of the Night
    Glover Teixeira vs. James Te Huna   |   $50,000 bonus to Teixeira
  • Knockout of the Night
    Gray Maynard vs. TJ Grant   |   $50,000 bonus to Grant


  • Mario Yamasaki
    Velasquez vs. Silva II (12)Cerrone vs. Noons (8)Nurmagomedov vs. Trujillo (4)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    dos Santos vs. Hunt (11)Story vs. Pyle (7)Thompson vs. Burrell (3)
  • Herb Dean
    Teixeira vs. Te Huna (10)Bermudez vs. Holloway (6)Roop vs. Bowles (2)
  • Chris Tognoni
    Maynard vs. Grant (9)Whittaker vs. Smith (5)Stephens vs. Payan (1)

Fight Predictions

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UFC 160 Wiki

As usual, the UFC will be having their Memorial Day Weekend card in Las Vegas Nevada. On this card we will see a rematch, a much anticipated dream fight, and a battle of two always entertaining WWs (so far). 

In the main event we will see Cain Velasquez try to defend his UFC Heavyweight championship against the man who continues to prove everyone wrong, Antonio Bigfoot Silva. These two have fought before, at UFC 146. In their first fight we saw Cain Velasquez brutalize Antonio Silva within a round. He would destroy him with ground and pound and leave the canvas full of Silva's blood. One of the bloodiest fights in UFC history with Cain Velasquez leaving a huge mark on the Heavyweight division. Since the loss Antonio Silva has won two fights in which he was the underdog in devastating fashion. He would rebound the Cain loss with a brutal first round knockout over highly touted Heavyweight prospect Travis 'Hapa' Browne. Then after that he would continue to get thrown to the wolves as he would take on K1, Strikeforce, and DREAM heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem. Bigfoot would go on to score a vicious third round knockout. During this time Cain Velasquez would take on Junior Dos Santos in a rematch. At UFC on FOX 1 JDS would dominate Cain and take his belt away from him in just over 1 minute. At UFC 155 Cain Velasquez had the chance to redeem himself, and that he did. Dominating JDS all the way till the final bell. He would reclaim his gold and he now has a challenger waiting for HIS rematch. Will their 2nd fight end the same, or will Bigfoot continue to shock the world? 

The Co Main Event of the evening will be a heavyweight showdown between Mark Hunt and Junior Dos Santos. Originally Dos Santos was scheduled to take on Alistair Overeem at this event, but Overeem was forced to pull out with a quadriceps injury. Mark Hunt comes into the bout riding a 4 fight winning streak in the UFC, and looking to add a top 5 win to his resume. Junior Dos Santos on the other hand is looking to right the ship after losing his last bout (and UFC heavyweight championship) to Cain Velasquez.

In the FX Preliminary Card, "TUF 16" winner Colton Smith will face "TUF: The Smashes" winner Robert Whittaker. This will be the 7th time in UFC history "The Ultimate Fighter" winners face each other.

Last updated 05.22.2013, 2:24 AM ET
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Videos & Highlights

    Video Blog  |  Dana White UFC 160 Vlog Day 1 report dead link

    Watch Dana White's official video blog for UFC 160.

  • Promo Video  |  UFC 160 Extended Video Preview report dead link

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  • Predictions  |  Chael & Kenny's UFC 160: Velasquez vs Silva II Predictions report dead link

    Watch Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian make their picks for UFC 160 on UFC Tonight.

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