UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 Bold Predictions

| May 22, 2013 | 9:51 pm | Reply

UFC 160 longBack from another trip to Brazil the UFC returns home this Memorial Day weekend with a heavyweight title fight and UFC 160. Having regained his title in December of last year, Cain Velasquez defends the heavyweight title against a man in Antonio Silva that he completely destroyed almost exactly one year ago.

What a difference a year makes. Bigfoot Silva went from a 64 second knockout loss, to winning back to back fights, to now just days away from standing across from Velasquez once again. This time though the UFC heavyweight championship is on the line and Silva will obviously look to reverse the outcome.

Sticking with the heavyweights, former champion Junior dos Santos takes on fan favorite Mark Hunt. Dos Santos as you might know defeated Velasquez to become champion and then lost to him 13 months later to give the title back. The potential of a third title fight with Velasquez is out there should both fighters win this weekend. Hunt finally made it to Las Vegas just days ago and will look to win his fifth fight in a row.

The UFC 160 main card though is not all about the heavyweights, either one of the other three bouts could easily steal the show. Light heavyweights James Te Huna vs. Glover Teixeira along with lightweights T.J. Grant vs. Gray Maynard and Donald Cerrone vs. KJ Noons all look like “Fight of the Night” candidates.

At last weekend’s UFC on FX 8 event in Brazil, I went 11-2 with my predictions to bring my total to 98-54 (64.5%). UFC 160 has 12 fights on tap and below are my predictions, if you like to show off your prediction skills join our fantasy league on MMAVictor and go head to head with me and other MMA fans.

Main Card (PPV):

Heavyweight Title Fight: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva - Cain Velasquez

Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt – Junior dos Santos

James Te Huna vs. Glover Teixeira – Glover Teixeira

T.J. Grant vs. Gray Maynard – T.J. Grant

Donald Cerrone vs. KJ Noons – Donald Cerrone

Preliminary Card (FX):

Mike Pyle vs. Rick Story – Rick Story

Dennis Bermudez vs. Max Holloway – Dennis Bermudez

Colton Smith vs. Robert Whittaker – Colton Smith

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel Trujillo – Khabib Nurmagomedov

Preliminary Card (Facebook):

Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Stephen Thompson – Stephen Thompson

Brian Bowles vs. George Roop – Brian Bowles

Estevan Payan vs. Jeremy Stephens – Jeremy Stephens

UFC 160 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will air on Pay-per-view, FX and Facebook.

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