Tonight’s offering from the UFC has a little something for everyone, as the main card features a decorated wrestler, a K-1 level kickboxer, one of MMA’s best boxers, a hard-hitting Brazilian behemoth with BJJ skills to boot…and that’s just the night’s top two tilts! Headlined by heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez putting his gold up for grabs against Antonio Silva, UFC 160 is also poised to present pairings like Donald Cerrone-K.J. Noons, Gray Maynard-T.J. Grant, Glover Teixeira-James Te Huna, and Junior dos Santos-Mark Hunt.
The evening’s early action was solid though had little on the PPV portion of the event. Cerrone peppered Noons with strikes, painting the canvas red en route to a decision win, while Grant and Teixeira went on to make their claims at top contendership with first-frame finishes. Finally, Dos Santos picked up an incredible knockout win thanks to a spinning kick landing flush to Hunt’s face in the final round of their rumble, while Velasquez retained his title with another TKO before the second period came into play. Velasquez’s finish came after landing a solid shot, then attacking the grounded “Bigfoot” to seal the deal.
A full list of UFC 160 outcomes can be found below:
Jeremy Stephens def. Estevan Payan via Unanimous Decision
George Roop def. Brian Bowles via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Stephen Thompson def. Nah-Shon Burrell via Unanimous Decision
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Abel Trujillo via Unanimous Decision
Robert Whittaker def. Colton Smith via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)
Dennis Bermudez def. Max Holloway via Split Decision
Mike Pyle def. Rick Story via Split Decision
Donald Cerrone def. K.J. Noons via Unanimous Decision
T.J. Grant def. Gray Maynard via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Glover Teixeira def. James Te Huna via Submission Round 1 (Guillotine Choke)
Junior dos Santos def. Mark Hunt via Knockout Round 3 (Strikes)
Cain Velasquez © def. Antonio Silva via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
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