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UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva II

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    UFC 160 - Main Card

  • Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin is seen at his gym Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Griffin announced his retirement from MMA after the UFC 160 card.

    Forrest Griffin announces retirement after UFC 160

    May 26, 2013

    Forrest Griffin is known for many things. He’s a self-deprecating character, a stop-at-nothing fighter and, as he’ll gladly point out, a best-selling author. UFC President Dana White recently learned about another side of the 33-year-old Griffin — the kind-hearted humanitarian.

  • Cain Velasquez rains punches down on Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva during their bout at UFC 160 Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Velasquez retained his heavyweight title with a TKO at 1:21 of the first round.

    UFC 160 blog: Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos show their supremacy

    May 25, 2013

    Get ready for a second rematch, a third fight against the same opponent for UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. And don't worry, it's not against tonight's opponent Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. Velasquez finished Silva even quicker than the first time they fought in the main event of UFC 160, dropping the challenger with strikes and finishing him with a TKO at 1:21 of the first round.

  • Fans of heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez cheer for their fighter during the weigh in for UFC 160 Friday, May 24, 2013.

    Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos simply ‘at another level’

    May 24, 2013

    The vast majority of those who follow mixed martial arts figured Cain Velasquez’s first defense of his reclaimed heavyweight title would come against Alistair Overeem.

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    UFC 160 Weigh-in

  • UFC president Dana White jokes with Mike Tyson during the weigh in for UFC 160 Friday, May 24, 2013.

    UFC 160 weigh-in: Mike Tyson on hand for final pre-fight festivity

    May 24, 2013

    For once, most of the focus at a UFC weigh-in wasn’t on the fighters. Well, not on any of the fighters competing as part of UFC 160 Saturday night at least.

  • Lightweights TJ Grant, left, and Gray Maynard are seen in two different photos talking to reporters during media day in advance of UFC 160 Thursday, May 23, 2013. Grant and Maynard will face each other on the main card of UFC 160 on Saturday.

    Grant, Maynard took contrasting routes to UFC 160

    May 24, 2013

    Gray Maynard lifts his head up and darts his eyes across the MGM Grand conference room. The Las Vegas native responds to a question about why he relocated to San Jose, Calif., to train at American Kickboxing Academy, and his answer is succinct.

  • UFC president Dana White talks to a throng of reporters during media day in advance of UFC 160 Thursday, May 23, 2013.

    UFC notebook: White defends Belfort, hints at Fox Sports 1 main event and more

    May 23, 2013

    Vitor Belfort’s quest to secure his third title fight in as many years is just about complete. Dana White officially anointed Belfort as the top contender at middleweight during an hourlong meeting with reporters at Thursday’s UFC 160 media day.

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    UFC 160 Media Day

  • Cain Velasquez, right, of San Jose, Calif. pounds a bloodied Antonio Silva of Brazil during UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 26, 2012.

    UFC 160 breakdown, betting odds and picks: Cain Velasquez is biggest favorite of his career

    May 23, 2013

    There are numerous dangers in staging a rematch of a fight that failed to deliver a moment of competiveness the first time around. The most glaring issue is the possibility that no one will give the dominated fighter a chance in the second bout. That seems to be happening with Saturday’s UFC 160 heavyweight championship bout between Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

  • UFC welterweight fighter Mike Pyle takes a breather during training for UFC 160 at the Syndicate gym Monday, May 20, 2013. Pyle will fight Rick Story at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday.

    Pyle stays humble, hungry ahead of UFC 160 by remembering his roots

    May 22, 2013

    Mike Pyle experienced a revelation in the most proper place possible for a hard-working Southern boy. The Las Vegas-based, Tennessee-raised UFC veteran picked up his phone to plan the next step of his career while clearing his head and relaxing on a lake.

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    Mike Pyle Prepares for UFC 160

    UFC welterweight fighter Mike Pyle prepares for UFC 160 at the Syndicate gym Monday, May 20, 2013. Pyle will fight Rick Story at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday.

  • Heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos top, gets hit by Cain Velasquez during a heavyweight title bout UFC155 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Velasquez reclaimed the belt by unanimous decision.

    UFC 160: Looking ahead to Las Vegas’ Memorial Day weekend card

    May 8, 2013

    Instead of moving on from the fight that left him bruised and beltless, Junior dos Santos chose to relive it repeatedly. Dos Santos, the former heavyweight champion, has watched the film of his UFC 155 unanimous-decision loss to Cain Velasquez more times than he can remember.

  • Antonio Silva pumps a fist after making weight during weigh ins for UFC 156 Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.

    Bigfoot Silva confident and calculated before UFC 160 rematch

    March 21, 2013

    Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva wakes up every morning, and without fail, is reminded of the worst loss of his career. In the co-main event of last year’s annual Memorial Day weekend card in Las Vegas, Cain Velasquez mauled Silva in one of the bloodiest and most lopsided fights in recent memory.

  • Cain Velasquez, right, of San Jose, Calif. pounds a bloodied Antonio Silva of Brazil during UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 26, 2012.

    Heavyweights coming back to town for UFC 160 on Memorial Day weekend

    February 12, 2013

    Las Vegas will host its third straight UFC heavyweight title fight Memorial Day weekend when Cain Velasquez grants Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva a rematch. UFC 160 is now official for Saturday May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, as the promotion announced the details on its “UFC Tonight” television show Tuesday. It might be the rare card where the co-main event outshines the headliner, as Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem are slated to battle in direct support of Velasquez vs. Bigfoot II.