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Sunday, 04/22/2012, 03:12 pm

Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva Replaces Mir Against Cain Velasquez At UFC 146 | UFC NEWS


By Evan Stoumbelis

Yesterday the MMA world saw Jon Jones defend his title against Rashad Evans, Eddie Alvarez defeat Shinya Aoki at Bellator 66, and we learned that former heavyweight champion Frank Mir would be filling Alistair Overeem’s spot in the main event of UFC 146 against Junior Dos Santos for the heavyweight championship.

Fans were left to wonder who would be filling Mir’s spot against former champ Cain Velasquez. Rumors swirled about who Velasquez’ opponent would be, and Dana White had the answer today on Twitter.

Don’t believe any of the BS you read on the internet. Cain is fighting Bigfoot Silva May 26th in Vegas.

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva was supposed to make his UFC debut against Roy “Big Country” Nelson on the same card, but Bigfoot is now set to face Velasquez, leaving Roy Nelson without an opponent.

Bigfoot is 16-3, and with wins over opponents such as Fedor Emelianenko and Andrei Arlovski, his UFC debut fight against Velasquez on May 26th will be one you won’t want to miss.

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