Velasquez vs. Silva, Overeem vs. dos Santos booked for UFC 160


Tonight the UFC President was in Ireland accepting an award at Trinity College in Dublin. He even told everyone on Twitter that he was buying the pints after the ceremony:

On my way to Ireland!!! Land minday and then Trinity College Dublin on Tues. I'm buying PINTS after the ceremony.

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According to member of the Twitter-verse who lives in Ireland and was bought a pint by Dana White, the President revealed two heavyweight matchups in the works. The first a heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and challenger Antonio Silva who previously lost to the champion. And the second being two high profile heavyweights coming off loses, Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem.

Update: This story has indeed been confirmed by the UFC and officiall announced tonight:

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is already setting the table for its annual Memorial Day Weekend pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 25, 2013.

And it's going to be a big feast ... literally.

It was just revealed on the latest edition of "UFC Tonight" (Feb 12, 2013) that current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez will defend his title against Antonio Silva at UFC 160, which will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena, serving as a rematch of their 2012 encounter at UFC 146.

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If the recently-announced Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva UFC 160 Heavyweight main event title fight wasn't big enough for you, this massive mixed martial arts (MMA) showdown should send you over the top.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced this evening (via "UFC Tonight") that the co-main event of the promotion's annual Memorial Day weekend pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza will feature an explosive bout between arguably two of the best strikers in sport.

Former 265-pound kingpin, Junior Dos Santos, and former No. 1 division contender, Alistair Overeem, will lock powerful horns once and for all at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 25, 2013.

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tags: Cain Velasquez (detail)  Junior Dos Santos (detail)  Antonio Silva (detail)  Alistair Overeem (detail)  UFC 156   


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epwar site profile image  

3/6/13 7:53 PM by epwar

BAM!  Nailed it!

justfighting site profile image  

2/13/13 9:23 PM by justfighting

HW aint that weak.. you got guys like struve and browne that are still a long way from title shots..

QTyp site profile image  

2/13/13 2:56 PM by QTyp

It would be cool if they made this a whole HW main card like last time. Make it a Memorial Day tradition! They could probably add Hunt vs Barry, Big Johnson vs Duffy, then move Gonzaga/Browne, Kongo/Nelson, or Cormier/Mir back a month.

Forssberg site profile image  

2/13/13 1:13 PM by Forssberg

Weak division

KingofBJJ site profile image  

2/13/13 12:47 PM by KingofBJJ

Cain vs Bigfoot? Seriously? Sure looked good against a ring rusted Reem, but I don't see how this will end any different than their last fight.

UGCTT_Edgar_Ate_My_Baby site profile image  

2/13/13 12:11 PM by UGCTT_Edgar_Ate_My_Baby

Thank you for clearing this up with the stats. Some people try to make it out like Bigfoot was getting lit up on the feet before getting the KO, which is not true at all.

GARRYD site profile image  

2/13/13 11:53 AM by GARRYD

No way its the best its ever been ! Just look at the talent now to what it has been .

epwar site profile image  

2/13/13 11:20 AM by epwar

GTFO with this "he was losing to Browne before Browne tore his leg up" excuse.  The fight lasted 3:27 and Bigfoot landed the better shots throughout that entire time.  Browne did nothing but bop up and down like he was Dominick Cruz (Fightmetric has the punches landed 23 out of 28 [4 in the final sequence] for Bigfoot and 8 out of 19 for Browne).

UGSlapshot site profile image  

2/13/13 11:19 AM by UGSlapshot

Man I hope this isn't the Golden Age, have you seen the majority of heavyweight fighters? The top ten is ok but the the rest of them are way way behind in skill, the majority of HW's suck.

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2/13/13 11:15 AM by ThatKickDidntHuroooohhhhhhhh