UFC Quick Quote: Cain Velasquez predicts Junior dos Santos over Mark Hunt at UFC 160

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Who is going to win the highly anticipate showdown between Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt at UFC 160? Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez weighs in with his opinion on the match up.

"Both Junior and Mark have heavy hands, have good stand up. [Hunt winning] could happen. Either one could win in this fight just because of both scenarios, both guys having good hands and being good on their feet. If he beats Junior, or Junior beats him, both of those guys deserve the shot at the title ... Junior [will win] ... He's more well-rounded. I don't know, I just think he's more skilled in the stand up a little bit."

-- Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez tells Shaun Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting that he believes Junior dos Santos will defeat Mark Hunt at UFC 160 on May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is expected that the winner of dos Santos vs. Hunt will challenge the winner of Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva (which also goes down at UFC 160) for the title later this year, and the champ believes "Cigano" is going to come out victorious and a trilogy bout with the Brazilian could be on the horizon. Velasquez is not counting out Hunt entirely, but he feels dos Santos has the more complete skillset and that will play a major role in his victory.

Do you agree with what the champ's assessment of the fight? Let us know in the comments section below.

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