UFC President Dana White fixed the rumored rubber matchSaturday night at the UFC 160 post-fight press conference. It is now unknownwhere or when the showdown will take place, however.
“[It’s a] no-brainer,” mentioned White. “If there was ever a trilogy,that’s it correct there. They’re the two most appropriate heavyweights in theworld.”
The statement came before long after Velasquez finished with AntonioSilva in the evening’s superstar at MGM Grand Garden Arena inLas Vegas. Though Velasquez’s second bid against “Bigfoot”proved far reduction full of blood than his first, it but netted theheavyweight winner other widespread feat over the massiveBrazilian.
As Silva launched a correct uppercut only over a notation in to thebout, Velasquez countered with a gnawing jab-straight combinationthat forsaken Silva to a knee. The winner pounced on his woundedprey, grabbing a front headlock and pivoting to Silva’s back, whereVelasquez unloaded with complicated punches until umpire Mario Yamasakiwaved off the competition at 1:21 of the initial period.
“It was no large treat [when he stopped my takedowns]. we use[takedowns] to set up my hands, and we use my hands to set up mytakedowns. I’m always chain-fighting,” Velasquez told Fox Sports.”I regard his diversion outline was to keep it station and use that goodright palm that he has. Mine was to keep relocating and never stay infront of him.”
In dos Santos, Velasquez will once once again face the only human who hasever bested him, as “Cigano” carried the pretension from the AmericanKickboxing Academy standout in 2011. Velasquez returned the favorthis past December, however, violence dos Santos to recover the goldat UFC 155.
Following the second better of his career, dos Santos returned tohis winning ways on Saturday, knocking out Mark Hunt witha third-round spinning offshoot flog to set the theatre for his thirdencounter with Velasquez.
“I regard [the rubber match] creates sense,” mentioned Velasquez. “I think[it could sell out a stadium] may be in Texas or Mexico. we wouldlove that.”