Mark Hunt is now in The USA, and he sees himself as the next in line for The UFC title. Hunt says he doesn’t care who wins between Silva and Velasquez.
Following the weigh-ins Antonio Silva proclaims that a KO victory will be the only satisfying way to win at UFC 160.
Daniel Cormier seeks light heavyweight in his future, as the UFC heavyweight contender told fans Friday during a Q&A session in Las Vegas.
Cormier, who won the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and claimed a win over Frank Mir in his Octagon debut, has talked about moving down to 205 pounds since teammate Cain Velasquez became heavyweight champion.
In the meantime, “DC” has made sure to keep UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones in his vision, calling out “Bones” numerous times. The two have had several Twitter exchanges recently.
“I haven’t started cutting weight yet, but we’ll fight at 220 tomorrow if he wants,” Cormier said. “He can walk in off the street and we’ll fight at any weight.”
Cormier added that he wouldn’t mind facing the winner of an upcoming fight between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum, as well.
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez looks to make his first successful title defense when he takes on Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Saturday night at UFC 160.
Velasquez, who won back the title from Junior dos Santos last year, defeated Silva in 2012 via TKO. “Bigfoot,” though, earned himself a shot at the belt by finishing Alistair Overeem.
Weigh-ins for the card took place earlier today, and complete results can be found below:
MAIN CARD (PPV)
UFC Heavyweight Championship
Cain Velasquez (240 lbs.) vs. Antonio Silva (263 lbs.) for Velasquez’s title
Junior dos Santos (239 lbs.) vs. Mark Hunt (264 lbs.)
Glover Teixeira (205 lbs.) vs. James Te Huna (206 lbs.)
Gray Maynard (156 lbs.) vs. TJ Grant (155 lbs.)
Donald Cerrone (155 lbs.) vs. KJ Noons (156 lbs.)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX)
Rick Story (169 lbs.) vs. Mike Pyle (170 lbs.)
Dennis Bermudez (146 lbs.) vs. Max Holloway (145 lbs.)
Robert Whittaker (171 lbs.) vs. Colton Smith (170 lbs.)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (158.5 lbs.) vs. Abel Trujillo (155 lbs.)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FACEBOOK)
Stephen Thompson (170 lbs.) vs. Nah-Shon Burrell (172 lbs.)
Brian Bowles (135 lbs.) vs. George Roop (135 lbs.)
Jeremy Stephens (146 lbs.) vs. Estevan Payan (145 lbs.)
Cain Velasquez and Antonio Siva weigh the different possibilities of their second meeting. Both men seem pretty confident that they’ll take home the belt.
With Mark Hunt’s visa issues behind him, we’ll be able to move forward with UFC 160′s co-main event between Hunt and Junior Dos Santos.
The main event of UFC 160 between Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva is profiled in this portion of Countdown to UFC 160.
Spike TV and Randy Couture are set to begin casting on the upcoming reality series, “Gym Rescue,” in the coming weeks.
The series, a spin-off of “Bar Rescue” will entail Couture and his team going to gyms and helping build them back up. Right now, according to Metal Flowers Media LLC casting producer Scott Hiller, the program is targeting Colorado, Minneapolis and the Philadelphia/New York City/New Jersey areas for gyms.
“Gyms can be of any type: fighting or fitness, climbing, gymnastics or yoga. The problems are of any kind and combination, too, such as failing marketing strategies, equipment in disrepair, staffing issues, poor management. A generous gym makeover is usually part of the show,” said Hiller, in an interview with FightLine.com. “This series will be exciting and moving to watch as the story of repairing a business unfolds. Struggling gym owners getting schooled by (Couture) and his all-star crew? These guys kick the crap out of ‘FAIL!’ That means you’ll see a lot of drama as a gym owner comes to terms with his failing business, but becomes incredibly uplifted throughout the process.”
Couture will be a main part of the show, which is expected to have “several episodes” and air later this fall. He is the owner of Xtreme Couture, which has three locations.
Bar Rescue is currently in its third season and has over 30 episodes.
The event takes place August 17 from the TD Garden in Boston. Previously, Overeem had said on Twitter that he would be fighting at UFC 164, which is set for later in August.
Overeem (36-12) lost his last match, suffering a knockout defeat at the hands of Antonio Silva. “Bigfoot” is also the only fighter to defeat Browne (14-1-1), having stopped him last year.
After his loss to Silva, Overeem was scheduled to face Junior dos Santos. A training injury, however, knocked him out of the bout.
The loss of Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland has been filled, as heavyweights Roy Nelson and Stipe Miocic will square off as part of the UFC 161 main card in June.
The event takes place June 15 from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. Barao was forced out of the main event when he suffered torn ligaments in his foot. The new headline fight features Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson.
Nelson (19-7) was viewed last week as a potential fill-in for this Saturday’s card if Mark Hunt couldn’t obtain a visa in time to face Junior dos Santos. “Big Country” has won three straight, including a finish of Cheick Kongo recently.
Miocic (9-1) suffered his first pro defeat at the hands of Stefan Struve in his last fight.
MMAjunkie.com first reported news of the fight late Tuesday night.