A pair of heavyweight matchups have been confirmed with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez taking on Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva for a second time. In the second bout, former champion Junior dos Santos will take on former number one contender Alistair Overeem. UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani confirmed the pairings earlier tonight on the FUEL TV show.
Rumors of the pairing broke earlier today after UFC president Dana White apparently let the news slip while visiting Ireland.
Velasquez and Silva will meet almost a year from the day that the AKA powerhouse destroyed “Bigfoot” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Silva was awarded the shot at the title after upsetting Alistair Overeem at UFC 156. Overeem will now take on the former heavyweight champ, Junior dos Santos, nearly a year to day after they were supposed to meet in Vegas before Overeem tested for high levels of testosterone and was suspended.
UFC 160 takes place May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.