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UFC 160 Velasquez vs ‘Bigfoot’ Silva: Roster Change

With Alistair Overeem out of the picture to face JDS at UFC 160, due to a torn hamstring. The UFC has decided that Mark Hunt will take the big mans place at UFC 160 on May 25th. The event, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV will be headlined by Cain Velasquez vs Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. This will be Cain’s first title defense since regaining the belt by defeating Junior Dos Santos in their second fight.

Junior dos Santos vs Mark Hunt really poses some interesting questions for the heavyweight division including whether or not the winner of the fight will get to meet the champion at the next title fight or whether there are more matchups that need to be made before determining a clear number one contender. Either way the fights at UFC 160 are already looking like some seriously intriguing matches.

Alistair Overeem Injured will not Meet Junior dos Santos at UFC 160

That’s the buzz on the web today.  Alistair Overeem apparently sustained an injury during training that is yet to be disclosed, according to an article on MMAFighting.

This marks the second cancellation of a match between these two heavyweights.  The first, which was scheduled back in May at UFC 146, Overeem was not cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commision after failing to clear a pre-fight drug screen.

The UFC has made no word yet as to who will replace Overeem or whether JDS will remain on the card.  This is bad news for mma fans who were excited to see this heavyweight bout with major contension implications.