Last Memorial Day Weekend, UFC heavyweight Cain Velasquez welcomed Antonio Silva to the Octagon and finished him less than four minutes into the fight. In an interesting twist of fate, the two will lock horns again this Memorial Day Weekend with the divisional belt on the line.
A bout between Velasquez-Silva was named as the headliner for UFC 160 on this week’s episode of UFC Tonight. The card is set to unfold on May 25 in Las Vegas.
Velasquez won the gold from Junior dos Santos in December, scoring a one-sided decision win over the hard-hitting former champion. He holds an overall record of 11-1 with nine strike-based stoppages to his credit and past wins over the likes of Brock Lesnar, Ben Rothwell, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
The 18-4 Silva slid into a slot previously reserved for Alistair Overeem by flattening “The Demolition Man” earlier this month. The win was the second straight for Silva, adding to other instances of success on his record over the likes of Andrei Arlovski and Fedor Emelianenko.
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