Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) staged its annual Memorial Day weekend mixed martial arts (MMA) event last night (Sat., May 25, 2013), UFC 160: "Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2," which took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And it was a doozy, with back-to-back finishes in the main- and co-main event thanks to Cain Velasquez smashing "Bigfoot" Antonio Silva (watch highlights here) and Junior dos Santos turning off the lights of granite-chinned Mark Hunt with a ridiculous backward spinning back heel kick in the third and final round (watch highlights here).
That's not all, with Glover Teixeira picking up a submission win over James Te Huna on the pay-per-view (PPV) main card and T.J. Grant earning the No. 1 spot in the Lightweight division contender pecking order with a shocking first round, "Knockout of the Night"-winning performance over Gray Maynard.
Immediately after the UFC 160 press conference (watch video replay here), which included the aforementioned stars of the show, company president Dana White held court with attending media members for his traditional "scrum."
And as usual, the "Sin City" fight boss had plenty to share, including the possible UFC on Fox Sports 1 main event (Ben Henderson vs. T.J. Grant), booking the trilogy match between Velasquez and dos Santos before the end of the year, Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar to be inducted in UFC Hall of Fame together at UFC 162 fan expo this summer, wanting B.J. Penn to retire (but not Rich Franklin), and coordinating the next fight for Jon Jones (non-committal on Alexander Gustafsson, says there is no interest in Lyoto Machida rematch).
It's another virtual UFC goody bag! Enjoy.
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