This past year was yet another really good one for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The UFC introduced the women’s bantamweight division, Champions fell while stars began to rise and promotions like, Bellator, Invicta FC, WSOF and the XFC continued to grow.
A great night of fights is now in the books and a handful of fighters earned some extra cash with their UFC 160 performances. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez retained his title but his dominate performance wasn’t enough to earn him a bonus.
The UFC heavyweight title is on the line tonight in the UFC 160 main event from inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Cain Velasquez will look for a repeat performance as he defends his title against Antonio Silva, who will be looking to avoid that repeat performance.
Back 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.
Another night and another title on the line as the UFC rolls into Fight City USA with an outstanding UFC 160 fight card. Our main event is a rematch you wouldn't expect, yet one that is hard to argue against, as Cain Velasquez faces Antonio Silva for the second time. Silva was destroyed in their last fight, but a win over Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem paved his way to another chance at a win over Velasquez. The gold at the end of the rainbow just sweetens the pot.
MMA has been on hiatus for the first third of the month and fight fans addicted to the sport are starting to going through withdraws. Thankfully those of you suffering from the shakes get your fix this with Friday’s MFC 37. Things begin to pick up from there as there will be two UFC events as well as LFC 20.
It didn't work the first time around, but the rally for Mark Hunt scored a win on try number two. Fans of the “Super Samoan” will finally get their wish when Hunt takes on the former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160.