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UFC 146: Cain Velasquez vs Antonio Silva booked for May 26 in Las Vegas

Pictured: Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.
Pictured: Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.

UFC President Dana White is back on Twitter dropping big announcements for upcoming fight cards.

This time he's announced who will replace Frank Mir against Cain Velasquez in the co-main event at UFC 146 on May 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. And it's none other than Antonio Silva, who leaves his previously planned match-up against Roy Nelson to jump up the card.

"Don't believe any of the BS you read on the internet," White tweeted. "Cain is fighting Bigfoot Silva May 26th in Vegas."

Rumors had already been running rampant and even I could see this writing on the wall. Of all the available heavyweights, Silva was simply the most qualified. Yes, he lost in his last fight, a knockout at the hands of Daniel Cormier in Strikeforce on Sept. 10, 2011, but Velasquez suffered a similar fate in his last outing.

Only he was taken out by the new heavyweight champion in just 64 seconds on the very first UFC on Fox card.

Still, it's a solid replacement match-up and helps salvage the card after Alistair Overeem was removed, causing this game of shuffle in the first place. Here's a look at the updated full fight card:

Main Event:

UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir

Main Card:

265 lbs.: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva
265 lbs.: Roy Nelson vs. TBA
265 lbs.: Shane Del Rosario vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
265 lbs.: Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve

Preliminary Card:

145 lbs.: Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins
155 lbs.: Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham
185 lbs.: Jason Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway
155 lbs.: Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann
170 lbs.: Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig
205 lbs.: Glover Teixeira vs. Kyle Kingsbury
145 lbs.: Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda

For all the latest and greatest news and notes on UFC 146 be sure to hit up our complete event archive right here.

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