While Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva will compete in the Octagon sometime in early 2012 it apparently won’t be against each other. The rumored April bout between the former UFC heavyweight champ and former Strikeforce star turned out to be just that; a rumor. However, “Bigfoot” is still scheduled to make his UFC debut in April but his opponent has yet to be determined.
Silva will be looking to rebound from a loss to Daniel Cormier, wa teammate of Velasquez’s at American Kickboxing Academy, when he finally steps foot in the infamous eight-sided cage. The loss snapped a three-fight winning streak for the former EliteXC heavyweight title-holder including victories over Andrei Arlovski, Mike Kyle, and Fedor Emelianenko.
News of the contest being off was first reported by MMAJunkie.com.
Velasquez will also try and get the taste of defeat out of is mouth when he returns after losing his heavyweight strap in a little over a minutes to Junior dos Santos this past November.
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