Unlike previous title fights this year where challengers earned shots based on their names or mouths, Antonio Silva got his title shot by knocking out the top contender. But is that enough considering what happened when he last faced Cain Velasquez?
Antonio Silva says he loves having the underdog role in his fights so he can go out and prove people wrong. And when "Bigfoot" steps in the cage to face Cain Velasquez at UFC 160, he plans to prove there are no superheroes in MMA, as well.
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez isn't overlooking Antonio Silva, despite having defeated him rather easily last year at UFC 146. Smart move on behalf of the champ, because Silva has shown he can clean the clock of the biggest of the big men.
Once more, with feeling. Daniel Cormier says fight fans shouldn't expect any surprises when Bigfoot Silva challenges Cain Velasquez in the main event of UFC 160, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 25, 2013.
Antonio Silva confident his second encounter with UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez will be different than their first meeting at UFC 146, vowing to do what he does best at UFC 160 on May 25, 2013, which is hurt grown men with his fists.
Friendship won't stop Junior dos Santos and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva from facing one another for the UFC heavyweight title if the two big men win their respective bouts at UFC 160 on May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem -- two of the most savage strikers in mixed martial arts (MMA) today -- have been re-booked to fight in the UFC 160 co-main event from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 25, 2013.
Cain Velasquez will defend his heavyweight title against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva on May 25, 2013, in UFC 160's main event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, holding center court for the promotion's annual Memorial Day weekend show.
According to Antonio Silva's manager, Alex Davis, he would rather see his Brazilian fighter get at least one more fight under his belt before a potential rematch against current UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
Wrapping up the UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar" event that took place on Sat., Feb. 2, 2013, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar and much, much more.
UFC President Dana White says he "wouldn't be opposed" to setting up a rematch between Antonio Silva and Cain Velasquez following Silva's stunning knockout of Alistair Overeem at UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar".
Check out a complete video preview of the Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva fight set for tonight's (Feb. 2, 2013) UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar" event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. A win for "Reem" means a title shot.
After dominating Junior dos Santos at UFC 155 and reclaiming the UFC's heavyweight title, Cain Velasquez can't avoid questions of a potential showdown against Alistair Overeem even though the Dutchmen still has to face "Bigfoot" at UFC 156.
Why was Junior dos Santos unable to pop off any offense against Cain Velasquez at UFC 155 this past weekend (Dec. 29, 2012) in Las Vegas, Nevada? According to "Cigano," it was Cain's wrestling pedigree that forced him to use the wrong strategy.
Finding a new home with Blackhouse MMA since leaving "The Blackzilians," Antonio Silva isn't one to burn bridges by fighting team mates. However, if the UFC threatened him with a pink slip, he would have to reconsider.
With all the talk of Cain Velasquez's knee injury going into the first fight between the two, Junior dos Santos is understandably tired of hearing about it. His thought? A punch in the head is a punch in the head, bum knee or not.