The grievous Silva sloping the beam at 263 pounds, as he primesto dare Velasquez (240) for his Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight climax in the UFC 160 principal eventuality on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena inLas Vegas. Co-headliners Junior dosSantos (239) and Mark Hunt (264) moreover strike their expected outlines at Friday’s officialweigh-in.
An American Top Team representative, Silva final fought at UFC 156in February, when he anxious one-time Strikeforce winner AlistairOvereem and delivered a of the year’s many aroused knockoutsat the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Wins over formerUFC heavyweight titleholder AndreiArlovski , Russian symbol FedorEmelianenko and Jackson’sMixed Martial Arts standout TravisBrowne anchor the 33-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt’sresume. Silva owns a medium 2-1 record inside the Octagon.
UFC 160 “Velasquez vs. Silva 2” — that front live on pay-per-viewat 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT — moreover features a light heavyweight tiltpitting GloverTeixeira (205) against James TeHuna (206) and a span of lightweight scraps, as GrayMaynard (156) meets T.J. Grant (155) and DonaldCerrone (155) thatch horns with K.J. Noons (156).
Two hours prior, the FX network will bring 4 preliminarymatchups: Mike Pyle (170)vs. RickStory (169), DennisBermudez (146) vs. MaxHolloway (145), ColtonSmith (170) vs. RobertWhittaker (171) and KhabibNurmagomedov (158.5) vs. AbelTrujillo (155). The 3 outstanding undercards bouts willstream to the UFC’s Facebook page at 6:35 p.m. ET/3:35 p.m. PT, as StephenThompson (170) faces Nah-ShonBurrell (*171), one-time World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight winner BrianBowles (135) collides with George Roop (135) and JeremyStephens (146) toes the line against Arizona Combat Sports trade EstevanPayan (145).
UFC 160 ‘Velasquez vs. Silva 2’ Weigh-In Results:
CainVelasquez (240) vs. AntonioSilva (263)
Junior dosSantos (239) vs. Mark Hunt (264)
GloverTeixeira (205) vs. James TeHuna (206)
GrayMaynard (156) vs. T.J. Grant (155)
DonaldCerrone (155) vs. K.J. Noons (156)
MikePyle (170) vs. Rick Story (169)
DennisBermudez (146) vs. MaxHolloway (145)
ColtonSmith (170) vs. RobertWhittaker (171)
KhabibNurmagomedov (*158.5) vs. AbelTrujillo (155)
StephenThompson (170) vs. Nah-ShonBurrell (*171)
BrianBowles (135) vs. George Roop (135)
JeremyStephens (146) vs. EstevanPayan (145)
* Burrell done weight on his second attempt. Nurmagomedov failedto strike his engaged spot and will be fined 20 percent of hispurse.