The Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) fifth pay-per-view (PPV) offering of the year goes down tonight (May 25, 2013) with UFC 160: "Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2," live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Velasquez (11-1) is coming off a five-round drubbing of Junior dos Santos at UFC 155 in Dec. 2012 in what was the beginning of his second championship reign in the heavyweight division.
The American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) product failed to defend the gold during his last run as champion and will look to avoid repeating history in "Sin City."
Silva (18-4) stunned the world in his last outing when he came back from a two-round deficit to knock out Alistair Overeem in the third round at UFC 157. The victory was impressive enough to earn "Bigfoot" a shot at the belt even though he lost to Velasquez just two fights ago.
Despite the one-sided defeat to Velasquez exactly one year ago, the Brazilian is highly confident going into the rematch and expects the fight to play out very differently from the first.
Also scheduled for the card is a heavyweight contenders match of Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt, a lightweight title eliminator of Gray Maynard and T.J. Grant, a light heavyweight match up between brawlers Glover Teixeira and James Te Huna and more.
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