With Overeem getting suspended for having an elevated T/E ratio, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir filled the main event void tonight against Junior dos Santos and failed.
The once stacked heavyweight division has thinned out in contender depth and one man stood out amongst the rest tonight. That man was former champion Cain Velasquez.
Just one fight removed from his original showdown against Junior dos Santos, Cain was able to put himself right back in line for a title shot with his one-sided pounding of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva this evening in the UFC 146 co-main event.
During the post-fight press conference UFC president Dana White shared the sentiment of many MMA fans and conceded that Cain Velasquez has likely earned his rematch against Junior dos Santos.
Will the fight get booked? It appears likely at this point, not only because Cain is deserving, but because there is no one else really worthy of throwing in there with the champ.Tags: featured, MMA NEWS, Strikeforce, strikeforce news, ufc news, UFC on FOX, UFC on FOX 2, ufc on fox 3, UFC on Fuel, UFC on FX