After recently announcing Frank Mir would serve as Alistair Overeem‘s replacement at UFC 146, UFC President Dana White has since decided on a new opponent for Mir’s originally scheduled adversary, Cain Velasquez. According to White, the former heavyweight champion will see action against Antonio Silva in the card’s co-headliner.
“Don’t believe any of the BS you read on the internet,” wrote White on Twitter. “Cain is fighting Bigfoot Silva May 26th in Vegas.”
Velasquez has not competed since losing the title to Junior dos Santos last year. Meanwhile, the 16-3 Silva will be making his UFC debut after Zuffa’s decision to dissolve Strikeforce‘s heavyweight division.
While Silva-Velasquez may clear up one problem it creates another as the Brazilian’s original opponent, Roy Nelson, has now been left without a foe to face on the all-heavyweight PPV.
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