Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva set to debut against Cain Velasquez in April - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
Cruz Control
LL's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ocean Front Property in Arizona.
Posts: 9,159
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva set to debut against Cain Velasquez in April

Rodrigo Minotauro revelou neste sábado, em sua coluna semanal no jornal carioca Extra, que Antônio Pezão está próximo do acerto com o UFC. A estreia seria no mês de abril, em evento a confirmar. O adversário seria ninguém menos que Cain Velasquez, ex-campeão dos pesados e que acabou de perder seu cinturão para Júnior Cigano, em novembro.

Pezão não luta desde setembro, quando foi nocauteado por Daniel Cormier na semifinal do GP do Strikeforce. O atleta da Team Nogueira deve seguir o caminho natural de alguns dos peso pesados do Strikeforce, já que o evento comprado pelo UFC extinguirá a categoria dos pesados ao fim do GP. Foi o que aconteceu com o amigo de Pezão, Fabricio Werdum, que confirmou sua volta ao Ultimate em fevereiro, contra o gordinho Roy Nelson. O gigante brasileiro foi submetido a uma artroscopia no ombro, em novembro, mas já retornou aos treinos.

Procurado pelo PVT, Alex Davis, empresário de Pezão, praticamente confirmou a data, mas não o oponente: "Estamos quase certos para a estreia do Pezão em abril, mas não podemos confirmar o adversário. Cain Velasquez apenas está na lista. Pezão luta com quem vier. Pode colocar Overeem, Lesnar, Velasquez, quem for. Ele só não luta contra Minotauro e Cigano", disse Alex, que brincou quando soube que o "furo" foi dado por Minotauro: "Pô, vou ter que enfiar a porrada nele!", disse, aos risos.

Rodrigo Minotaur revealed in this Saturday, in his weekly column in the official carioca Extra, which Antonio Pezao is near the hit with the UFC. The debut would be in the month of April in event to confirm. THE opponent would be none other than Cain Velasquez, former champion of the heavy and it has just lost his belt for Junior Gypsy in November. Pezao not fight since September, when he was knocked out by Daniel Cormier in the semifinal of the GP of Depleted Strikeforce.
Cain will absolutely kill him.

2013 VIP FFL Champion
Machida - Alves - Cruz - JDS - Weidman - Condit - Pettis - Edgar - Cowboy - Dodson - Okami
LL is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 81 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 01:23 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,297
Good "gimmie" fight for Cain, and good opportunity for Silva. Everyone wins.
ptw is offline  
post #3 of 81 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 01:24 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,848
Cain is going to maul Bigfoot, and I can't wait. Captain Mexico is going to be back with a vengeance.
TanyaJade is offline  
post #4 of 81 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 01:37 PM
KO artist
Liddellianenko's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Iowa
Posts: 5,368
Agree with the general sentiment of this thread, Cain will takedown and maul Sasquatch. Even standing he has a huge edge. Good fight though.
Liddellianenko is offline  
post #5 of 81 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 01:39 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 9,632
I think Cain wins all day. But I like this fight. Makes sense.

Thinking a little too far ahead, but say Bigfoot loses, I like the idea of Bigfoot/Kongo. And for Cain I like the idea or Cain/ winner of Roy/Werdum.

HW is a lot more fun with these in coming HWs.
jonnyg4508 is offline  
post #6 of 81 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 01:44 PM
Cupcake: Team Tate
LizaG's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 10,805
Blog Entries: 13
wow thought Mir would get Velasquez next. Bigfoot is strong, but slow and can see Cain finishing this within the distance. Tough way to be greeted into the UFC. Who did Bigfoot piss off?

LizaG is offline  
post #7 of 81 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 01:45 PM
No_Mercy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 12,376
I love the way the UFC gives extremely tough fights for newcomers. Welcome to the UFC - trial by fire.

Pepi vs Thiago Alves
Jake Shields vs Kampmann

Kid Yamamoto vs Mighty Mouse
Fireball Kid vs Kenflo

Nick Diaz vs BJ Penn/GSP

Brock vs Mir (I actually picked Brock to win the first time around. Ironically I think that version of Brock "might" have beat Overeem back in Dec. 30th even though I picked "The Reem" to win. If anybody wants to debate it let me know.)

Overeem vs Brock (don't tell me you knew 100% that Overeem was going to win. I picked Overeem, but even I was unsure.)

Big Silva vs Cain...haha. It should be a very good fight. This aint a gimme at all for either.
No_Mercy is offline  
post #8 of 81 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 01:48 PM
To the death George
DJ Syko's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sunderland, UK
Posts: 2,306
Originally Posted by LizaG View Post
wow thought Mir would get Velasquez next. Bigfoot is strong, but slow and can see Cain finishing this within the distance. Tough way to be greeted into the UFC. Who did Bigfoot piss off?
Its a contract negotiation fight, He wins he gets good money, loses and gets shit money. Happens to most newcomers who think they are worth more than the UFC wants to pay them.

DJ Syko is offline  
post #9 of 81 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 01:50 PM
All Around Nice Guy
SideWays222's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 10,760
Yeah i see this going similarly to the Ben Rothwell fight.
SideWays222 is offline  
post #10 of 81 (permalink) Old 01-07-2012, 01:55 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 246
This should be a good fight. Bigfoot needs to take advantage of Cain's glass jaw.
Thunder1 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome