Velasquez vs. 'Big Foot' Silva set for May 26th

by Chris Palmquist | source:

On Friday night, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Frank Mir would take the place of Alistair Overeem and fight Junior dos Santos for the heavyweight title at UFC 146.

This of course lead Cain Velasquez, whom was scheduled to fight Mir, without an opponent. Speculation was that Fabricio Werdum would step in, but tonight White confirmed Velasquez's new opponent via Twitter:

Don't believe any of the BS you read on the internet. Cain is fighting Bigfoot Silva May 26th in Vegas

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Now of course with Silva fighting Velasquez, the question is who will Roy Nelson fight, who was scheduled to fight Silva on the card? No announcement has been made yet.


tags: Cain Velasquez (detail)  Antonio Silva (detail)  UFC 146   


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Silverball site profile image  

4/23/12 3:23 AM by Silverball

Didn't Cormier just knock bigfoot out in one round? The finals of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix should be the title elimination bout.

thatwhitekid site profile image  

4/23/12 3:18 AM by thatwhitekid

Struve vs Del Rosario Gonzaga vs Werdum Or an even better idea would beWerdum vs Hunt Roy vs GonzagaStruve vs Del Rosario

ShaqNoob site profile image  

4/23/12 2:17 AM by ShaqNoob

lol wtf

kanotoa site profile image  

4/23/12 2:08 AM by kanotoa

Bigfoot is going to beat Cain. it is unfortunate for Cain that he was the top fighter in the world last year and he may be fighting to stay in the UFC if he losses this fight.

Nickoh site profile image  

4/23/12 2:03 AM by Nickoh

Was BigFoot even training? WTF?!?!?!?!

x FOX x site profile image  

4/23/12 1:00 AM by x FOX x

Not bad

French Fries Malone site profile image  

4/23/12 12:52 AM by French Fries Malone

Great fight! Both coming off loses and I think big foot could take it

Matt Phillips site profile image  

4/23/12 12:49 AM by Matt Phillips

 I wish Dana was open to bringing in Sylvia for Struve. 

UGCTT_FryedTakayama site profile image  

4/23/12 12:43 AM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

Then what to do with Struve?

Weatsidemma site profile image  

4/23/12 12:34 AM by Weatsidemma

Bigfoot wins Pretty easy. 1st round stoppage.