COMMENTARY | UFC 160 got off to a bit of a dull start, but the fighters on the main card turned things around. Here are the results of the UFC 160 fight card held on May 25, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas:
Cain Velasquez def. Antonio SilvaAfter getting his first two takedown attempts stuffed, Velasquez sent "Bigfoot" to the canvas with a massive right. The heavyweight champion jumped all over the Brazilian, firing off heavy punches from back side mount until referee Mario Yamasaki stepped in to save Silva 81 seconds into the fight.
Junior dos Santos def. Mark HuntJDS looked awesome at UFC 160, surprisingly electing to spend the majority of their bout trading blows with Hunt. He hurt the "Super Samoan" with an overhand right early in the first round, and he came close to ending the fight again in the second round when he decided to take Hunt down and work in some ground-n-pound.
Even though he had two rounds in the bag going into the third round, dos Santos continued to push the pace, finally putting Hunt away with a spinning back kick with only 42 seconds left in the fight.
With his victory against Hunt, Junior is now the number one contender in the UFC's heavyweight division.
Glover Teixeira def. James Te HunaTeixeira made quick work out of Te Huna at UFC 160, softening the Australian up with strikes before putting him on his back. He locked in a guillotine choke as James tried to work his way back up, forcing the tap at 2:38 of round one.
T.J. Grant def. Gray MaynardMaynard went headhunting early in their UFC 160 encounter and Grant made him pay for his reckless aggression. T.J. sent Maynard to the canvas with a straight right, and he followed up with a barrage of punches and knees until referee Chris Tognoni called an end to the contest at the 2:07 mark of the first round.
With the win, T.J is now the number one contender in the UFC's lightweight division.
Donald Cerrone def. K.J. NoonsAs expected, Cerrone and K.J. came out swinging at UFC 160, with both men landing their share of decent strikes. However, Cerrone was able to connect a bit more as the fight progressed and he mixed in a few takedowns as well. "Cowboy" kept Noons on his back for the majority of the final round, turning the Strikeforce import's face into a bloody mess.
The Octagon-side judges scored the fight 30-27, 30-26, and 30-27, all in favor of Cerrone.
Mike Pyle def. Rick Story (split decision)
Dennis Bermudez def. Max Holloway (split decision)
Robert Whittaker def. Colton Smith (TKO, round three)
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Abel Trujillo (unanimous decision)
Stephen Thompson def. Nah-Shon Burrell (unanimous decision)
George Roop def. Brian Bowles (TKO, round two)
Jeremy Stephens def. Estevan Payan (unanimous decision)
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