The UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez wasted no time, once again taking out Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in Las Vegas, NV at UFC 160. Only difference here was that it was much less blood and in even less time (1:21 vs. 3:36).
Mixing it up early, the Arizona State wrestler went for the takedown, unsuccessful this time (Bigfoot learned). From their, it became a brief striking game, which had the explosive champ uncorking a right which sent the larger man to a knee. Cain then moves from the guillotine position to side control on his belly flat opponent with speed. Dropping bombs (some questionably illegal) he gets the stoppage. Silva quickly pops up, denying the stoppage.
During the post-fight press conference, Silva would go on to ask for a rematch, stating that the stoppage was a mistake and that the referee (Mario Yamasaki) should be fined for his mistake, just as fighters are. Dana White quickly agrees with a large grin. Unfortunately the referees are handled by the commission and not the UFC.
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