UFC 160

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UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMay 25, 2013
VenueMGM Grand Garden Arena
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Event chronology
UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum

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.[1]

Background[change | change source]

The main fight was a rematch between current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva.[2] In their first fight at UFC 146 in 2012, Velasquez won with a first round TKO.[3]

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.[4] It was then announced that the fight would take place in a future event, later in the summer of this year.[5] Then, on March 9 it was announced that Dos Santos would still compete on the card and face Mark Hunt.[6]

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[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11]

Results[change | change source]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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


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]

  1. Staff (2013-02-11). "UFC 160 slated for May 25 in Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
  2. 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.
  3. Stupp, Dann (2012-05-26). "UFC 146 results: Cain Velasquez batters and bloodies Antonio Silva for TKO win". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
  4. Helwani, Ariel (2013-03-06). "Alistair Overeem injured, out of UFC 160 fight against Junior dos Santos". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  5. Staff (2013-03-07). "After UFC 160 scratch, Alistair Overeem vs. JDS now likely in summer". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-03-07.
  6. Helwani, Ariel (2013-03-09). "Mark Hunt vs. Junior dos Santos on for UFC 160". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  7. Alexander, Mookie (2013-03-11). "Ryan Bader injured, James Te Huna fights Glover Teixeira at UFC 160". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-03-11.
  8. Staff (2013-04-03). "Amir Sadollah injured, Nah-Shon Burrell now meets Stephen Thompson at UFC 160". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
  9. Staff (2013-04-10). "Rick Story replaces Gunnar Nelson, meets Mike Pyle at UFC 160". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  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.
  11. "Official UFC 160 weigh-in results". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2010-05-24.
  12. "UFC® 160: Velasquez vs. Silva II". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-02-18.

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