|UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||May 25, 2013|
|Venue||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|City||Las Vegas, Nevada|
UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 was a mixed martial arts event held on May 25, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Background[change | change source]
The main fight was a rematch between current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva. In their first fight at UFC 146 in 2012, Velasquez won with a first round TKO.
Alistair Overeem was going to face Junior dos Santos at the event. However, in early March, Overeem pulled out of the bout because he had a leg injury. It was then announced that the fight would take place in a future event, later in the summer of this year. Then, on March 9 it was announced that Dos Santos would still compete on the card and face Mark Hunt.
Ryan Bader was set to face Glover Teixeira at the event but he could not due to injury in March. He was replaced by James Te Huna
Amir Sadollah was going to face Stephen Thompson at the event. However, Sadollah pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Nah-Shon Burrell.
Gunnar Nelson was set to face Mike Pyle at the event. However, Nelson pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Rick Story.
Dana White said at the UFC on Fox 7 post-fight press conference that he thinks that the winner of the Gray Maynard/TJ Grant fight would get a UFC lightweight title shot against the cahampion Benson Henderson.
On the day of the weigh-in, one fight was changed to catchweight status as Khabib Nurmagomedov came in over the lightweight limit and gave up 20 percent of his purse.
Results[change | change source]
|Heavyweight||Cain Velasquez (c)||def.||Antonio Silva||TKO (punches)||1||1:21||[a]|
|Heavyweight||Junior Dos Santos||def.||Mark Hunt||KO (spinning heel kick & punch)||3||4:18|
|Light Heavyweight||Glover Teixeira||def.||James Te-Huna||Submission (guillotine choke)||1||2:38|
|Lightweight||TJ Grant||def.||Gray Maynard||TKO (punches)||1||2:07|
|Lightweight||Donald Cerrone||def.||K.J. Noons||Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (FX)|
|Welterweight||Mike Pyle||def.||Rick Story||Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Dennis Bermudez||def.||Max Holloway||Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Robert Whittaker||def.||Colton Smith||TKO (punches)||3||0:41|
|Catchweight (158.5 lbs)||Khabib Nurmagomedov||def.||Abel Trujillo||Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (Facebook)|
|Welterweight||Stephen Thompson||def.||Nah-Shon Burrell||Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Bantamweight||George Roop||def.||Brian Bowles||TKO (punches)||2||1:43|
|Featherweight||Jeremy Stephens||def.||Estevan Payan||Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)||3||5:00|
- ↑ For the Heavyweight Championship.
Bonus awards[change | change source]
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Junior Dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt
- Knockout of the Night: TJ Grant
- Submission of the Night: Glover Teixiera
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Staff (2013-02-11). "UFC 160 slated for May 25 in Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
- ↑ Guillen Jr., Adam (2013-02-12). "Cain Velasquez vs 'Bigfoot' Silva rematch to serve as UFC 160 main event on May 25 in Las Vegas". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
- ↑ Stupp, Dann (2012-05-26). "UFC 146 results: Cain Velasquez batters and bloodies Antonio Silva for TKO win". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- ↑ Helwani, Ariel (2013-03-06). "Alistair Overeem injured, out of UFC 160 fight against Junior dos Santos". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
- ↑ Staff (2013-03-07). "After UFC 160 scratch, Alistair Overeem vs. JDS now likely in summer". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-03-07.
- ↑ Helwani, Ariel (2013-03-09). "Mark Hunt vs. Junior dos Santos on for UFC 160". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
- ↑ Alexander, Mookie (2013-03-11). "Ryan Bader injured, James Te Huna fights Glover Teixeira at UFC 160". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-03-11.
- ↑ Staff (2013-04-03). "Amir Sadollah injured, Nah-Shon Burrell now meets Stephen Thompson at UFC 160". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
- ↑ Staff (2013-04-10). "Rick Story replaces Gunnar Nelson, meets Mike Pyle at UFC 160". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
- ↑ Grienke, Keith (April 20, 2013). "Dana White Announces TJ Grant/Maynard Winner to Fight for UFC Lightweight Title". TopMMANews.com. Archived from the original on April 23, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
- ↑ "Official UFC 160 weigh-in results". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2010-05-24.
- ↑ "UFC® 160: Velasquez vs. Silva II". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-02-18.