It will take a fairly spectacular card to top the Pay-Per-View event that the UFC presented at UFC 160. Cain Velasquez (12-1) destroyed “Bigfoot” Antonio Silva (18-5) in under two minutes, setting up a rubber match between the reigning champ and “Cigano” Junior Dos Santos (16-2), who turned in a highlight reel spinning hook kick KO of “The Super Samoan” Mark Hunt (9-8) at the end of a “Fight of the Night” performance. Just the main and co-main had more excitement and more story lines built into it than most cards top to bottom, but the fireworks started long before that. In the anchor bout, Glover Teixeira (21-2) extended his rash of lopsided UFC victories with first-round modified Guillotine Choke after a brief fire fight with James Te Huna (16-6). TJ Grant (21-5) stepped out of the shadows as the next challenger to the lightweight crown with a “KO of the Night” stoppage of “The Bully” Gray Maynard (11-2-1). Opening the evening, “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone (20-5) fought a three-round war in a winning effort against “King” KJ Noons (11-7) that easily could have taken a “Fight of the Night” bonus on any other card. The UFC and its fans are the clear winners this time out, but not everyone can come out ahead. For that, MMA Gospel presents The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
The following fight bonuses were awarded for UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot II
Submission of the Night:
Glover Teixeira (over James Te Huna) receives $50,000
Knockout of the Night:
TJ Grant (over Gray Maynard) receives $50,000
Fight of the Night:
Junior Dos Santos and Mark Hunt each receive $50,000
Click here for the full list of UFC 160 results.
—MAIN CARD (on Pay-Per-View @ 10:00pm ET)—
Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva: Velasquez via TKO (Punches), Round 1, 1:21
Junior Dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt: Dos Santos via KO (Head Kick and Punches), Round 3, 4:18
Glover Teixeira vs. James Te Huna: Teixeira via Submission (Guillotine Choke), Round 1, 2:38
Gray Maynard vs. TJ Grant: Grant via TKO (Punches), Round 1, 2:07
Donald Cerrone vs. KJ Noons: Cerrone via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26), Round 3, 5:00
For the UFC 160 main event this weekend, MMA fans will get to see Cain Velasquez (11-1) defend his belt against the man he had to beat in order to get his second title shot, although this time when he meets “Bigfoot” Antonio Silva (18-4) the UFC Heavyweight Championship will be on the line. The first time they faced each other Velazquez was able to cut “Bigfoot” early in round one and cruise to an easy TKO victory. Some believe that Velazquez cutting Silva is what won him the fight, however, even before the elbow from Cain, Silva was unable to mount any significant offense or defense to slow or stop Velasquez. Surely for their rematch Silva will have evaluated where he went wrong the first time around and find a way to slow the attack of Cain Velasquez – or won’t he?
—MAIN CARD (on Pay-Per-View @ 10:00pm ET)—
Cain Velasquez (240.0) vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (263.0)
Junior Dos Santos (239.0) vs. Mark Hunt (264.0)
Glover Teixeira (205.0) vs. James Te Huna (206.0)
Gray Maynard (155.0) vs. TJ Grant (156.0)
Donald Cerrone (155.0) vs. KJ Noons (156.0)
When the UFC returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 25, it will be packing quite a punch. The UFC 160 main card is loaded top to bottom with ground-and-pounders, knockout artists, and stand-up killers starting with former Muay Thai champion “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone (19-5) against professional boxer and kickboxer “King” KJ Noons (11-6). Following the two lightweight sluggers is the night’s only grappling-heavy pairing as TJ Grant (20-5) puts his submission skills against a wrestler who has shown that he too has a nasty right hand, “The Bully” Gray Maynard (11-1-1). Raw power returns in the anchor match as Glover Teixeira (20-2) looks to make James Te Huna (16-5) his fourth UFC victim. The co-main pits two of the deadliest stand-up fighters in the heavyweight division against each other as “Cigano” Junior Dos Santos (15-2) meets “The Super Samoan” Mark Hunt (9-7). Capping it all off is a battle for heavyweight gold. Cain Velasquez (11-1) has been an animal ever since first setting foot in the Octagon, finishing seven of ten UFC bouts with his vicious ground-and-pound. One of his victims was Strikeforce transplant “Bigfoot” Antonio Silva (18-4), who is back for revenge following a stunning upset win to get a chance at the belt.