UFC 160: Five Fast Facts for Velasquez vs Silva 2 Title Fight
2. Cain Velasquez has a phenomenal history of fighting at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with a perfect record of 2-0. In his last fight at UFC 155, he completely dominated Junior dos Santos in their rematch to reclaim the heavyweight championship. In his bout before that, he obliterated current challenger Antonio Silva in the first round by TKO at UFC 146 on May 26th, 2012.
3. "Bigfoot" Silva is on fire as of late and is loaded with extremely heavy hands. After succumbing to vicious ground and pound to Velasquez in their first bout, Silva has gone on to knockout two very viable opponents in a row. At UFC on FX 5, he used his boulder sized hands to defeat Travis Browne in just the first round. And most recently, he crumbled world class kickboxer Alistair Overeem to the mat at UFC 156.
4. Their first fight was one of the bloodiest in UFC history. After scoring an opening takedown on Silva, Velasquez completly worked the BJJ blackbelt on the ground, cutting the big man from top position with a short elbow while in half guard. Velasquez would go on to pound on "Bigfoot" until the fight was stopped by referee Josh Rosenthal at 3:36 of the first round. Velasquez was able to land 53 of 84 strikes attempted, while Silva was only able to manage 3 of 4.
5. Cain Velasquez will look to make the first successful title defense of his career, while Silva will look to add to his championship mantle. In his last attempt to defend the heavyweight championship, Velasquez was dethroned by Junior dos Santos at UFC on FOX 1 in the only loss of his career. "Bigfoot" Silva will look to capture yet another heavyweight championship, as he has already claimed titles in promotions such as Cage Rage, Cage Warriors, and EliteXC.
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