UFC 160: Silva Will Avenge Loss To Velasquez in Spectacular Fashion

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IMay 23, 2013

Oct 5, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Antonio Silva celebrates immediately after defeating Travis Browne (not pictured) in the first round of their Heavyweight bout at the UFC on FX 5 at the Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is out for revenge against Cain Velasquez in the main event of UFC 160, and he'll get it by knocking out the current heavyweight champ in glorious fashion.

The big rematch between these two MMA behemoths headlines a loaded card for Saturday night's pay-per-view extravaganza at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. 

Velasquez crushed Silva in the most brutal way possible the first time these two fighters took to the mat back in May of 2012. He had him reeling from the moment the ref said "go," and completely dominated the action until the bout was finally, and compassionately, stopped at the 3:36-mark in Round 1. 

Fans shouldn't expect a similar result, however, unless it's Velasquez on the receiving end of Silva's salvoes. Since that fateful night a year ago, Silva has emerged as one of the hottest heavyweight fighters in the UFC. 

He has impressively defeated both fighters he faced—Travis Browne and legendary Strikeforce and Pride fighter Alistair Overeem—by way of knockout and TKO. He beat up on both of them, landing vicious strike after vicious strike with his heavy hands.

Velasquez, on the other hand, has only fought once since he beat Silva. He and Junior Dos Santos—the man who took his belt by way of a first-round knockout back in November of 2011—took the fight the full five rounds, and Velasquez was awarded the belt after the judges decided in his favor.

Silva won't be caught off guard this time around when he steps onto the mat against Velasquez. He never stood a chance the first time, but he won't make the same mistake twice. 

Furthermore, his stand-up game has vastly improved since that fight, and his heavy hands are as dangerous as anyone's in the UFC right now. 

Silva will be the aggressor this time around, and he'll continue his improvement by taking the heavyweight belt from Velasquez in spectacular fashion this Saturday night. 


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