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UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2
A poster or logo for UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date May 25, 2013
Venue MGM Grand Garden Arena
City Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance 12,380[1]
Total gate $2.942 million[1]
Buyrate 380,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 was a mixed martial arts event held on May 25, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.[3]

Background[edit]

The main event was a rematch between current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva.[4] In their first encounter at UFC 146 a year earlier, Velasquez defeated Silva via first round TKO.[5]

Alistair Overeem was expected to face Junior dos Santos at the event. However, in early March, Overeem pulled out of the bout citing a leg injury.[6] It was initially announced that the bout would be rescheduled for a future event, later in the summer of this year.[7] Then, on March 9 it was announced that Dos Santos would remain on the card and face Mark Hunt.[8]

Ryan Bader was expected to face Glover Teixeira at the event but withdrew from the bout due to injury in March. He was replaced by James Te Huna[9]

Amir Sadollah was expected to face Stephen Thompson at the event. However, Sadollah pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Nah-Shon Burrell.[10]

Gunnar Nelson was expected to face Mike Pyle at the event. However, Nelson pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Rick Story.[11]

Dana White announced at the UFC on Fox 7 post-fight press conference that he expects that the winner of the Gray Maynard/TJ Grant fight would get a UFC Lightweight title shot against Benson Henderson.[12]

At the weigh-ins, Khabib Nurmagomedov came in heavy weighing in at 158.5 lb. Nurmagomedov was given two hours to cut to the lightweight maximum of 156 pounds, but he elected instead to surrender a percentage of his fight purse to his opponent Abel Trujillo and the bout was contested at a catchweight.[13]

Results[edit]

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva TKO (punches) 1 1:21 [a]
Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Mark Hunt KO (spinning wheel kick) 3 4:18
Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira def. James Te Huna Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:38
Lightweight TJ Grant def. Gray Maynard TKO (knee & punches) 1 2:07
Lightweight Donald Cerrone def. K.J. Noons Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (FX)
Welterweight Mike Pyle def. Rick Story Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Dennis Bermudez def. Max Holloway Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Robert Whittaker def. Colton Smith TKO (punches) 3 0:41
Catchweight (158.5 lbs) Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Abel Trujillo Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Welterweight Stephen Thompson def. Nah-Shon Burrell Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight George Roop def. Brian Bowles TKO (punches) 2 1:43
Featherweight Jeremy Stephens def. Estevan Payan Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-27) 3 5:00

[14]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[15]

  • Fight of the Night: Junior Dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt
  • Knockout of the Night: TJ Grant
  • Submission of the Night: Glover Teixiera

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[16]

  • Cain Velasquez: $400,000 (no win bonus) def. Antonio Silva: $75,000
  • Junior dos Santos: $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus) def. Mark Hunt: $160,000
  • Glover Teixeira: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. James Te-Huna: $30,000
  • TJ Grant: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Gray Maynard: $45,000
  • Donald Cerrone: $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus) def. K.J. Noons: $41,000
  • Mike Pyle: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Rick Story: $27,000
  • Dennis Bermudez: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Max Holloway: $14,000
  • Robert Whittaker: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Colton Smith: $15,000
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Abel Trujillo: $8,000 ^
  • Stephen Thompson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Nah-Shon Burrell: $9,000
  • George Roop: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Brian Bowles: $19,000
  • Jeremy Stephens: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Estevan Payan: $10,000

^ Khabib Nurmagomedov was reportedly fined 20 percent of his purse for failing to make the required weight for his fight. The Nevada State Athletic Commission's initial report did not include information on the penalty.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2012-06-06). "UFC 160 officially draws 12,380 attendance for $2.942 million live gate". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Pay Per View". MMAPayout.com. 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  3. ^ Staff (2013-02-11). "UFC 160 slated for May 25 in Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-02-11. 
  4. ^ Guillen Jr., Adam (2013-02-12). "Cain Velasquez vs 'Bigfoot' Silva rematch to serve as UFC 160 main event on May 25 in Las Vegas". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2013-02-12. 
  5. ^ Stupp, Dann (2012-05-26). "UFC 146 results: Cain Velasquez batters and bloodies Antonio Silva for TKO win". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  6. ^ Helwani, Ariel (2013-03-06). "Alistair Overeem injured, out of UFC 160 fight against Junior dos Santos". MMAfighting.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  7. ^ Staff (2013-03-07). "After UFC 160 scratch, Alistair Overeem vs. JDS now likely in summer". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  8. ^ Helwani, Ariel (2013-03-09). "Mark Hunt vs. Junior dos Santos on for UFC 160". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  9. ^ Alexander, Mookie (2013-03-11). "Ryan Bader injured, James Te Huna fights Glover Teixeira at UFC 160". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  10. ^ Staff (2013-04-03). "Amir Sadollah injured, Nah-Shon Burrell now meets Stephen Thompson at UFC 160". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  11. ^ Staff (2013-04-10). "Rick Story replaces Gunnar Nelson, meets Mike Pyle at UFC 160". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  12. ^ Grienke, Keith (April 20, 2013). "Dana White Announces TJ Grant/Maynard Winner to Fight for UFC Lightweight Title". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Official UFC 160 weigh-in results". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  14. ^ "UFC® 160: Velasquez vs. Silva II". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  15. ^ Staff (2012-05-26). "UFC 160 bonuses: dos Santos, Hunt, Grant, Teixeira earn $50,000". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  16. ^ Staff (2013-05-28). "UFC 160 salaries: Velasquez and dos Santos are top earners, lead payroll". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 

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