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Manager: Antonio Silva Will ‘Almost Certainly’ Make UFC Debut In April, Cain Velasquez On The ‘List’

Not that it will surprise anyone, but it looks like Antonio Silva is indeed headed to the UFC.

Silva’s manager, Alex Davis, was quoted in a report from Brazilian website PVT (via CP) saying that Silva will “almost certainly” make his UFC debut in April and while his opponent is still undetermined, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is on the “list.” The Google translation:

Wanted by the PVT, Alex Davis, manager of Bigfoot, just confirmed the date but not the opponent: “We are almost certain to Bigfoot’s debut in April, but we can not confirm the opponent. Cain Velasquez is only in the list. Fight with Bigfoot whoever comes. You can put Overeem, Lesnar, Velasquez, who is. It just does not fight against Minotauro and Gypsy.”

The quote was actually made in response to a column Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira wrote in a Rio newspaper claiming Silva would make his debut against Cain Velasquez. It would be a good fight, but if Silva’s manager is to be believed, it’s only a match-up that’s being discussed, not one that’s actually set.

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