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Cain Velasquez to Face Antonio Silva in UFC 146

Written on April 22, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Cain Velasquez was originally set to face Frank Mir, who will now fight Dos Santos after Overeem was pulled out of the upcoming UFC 146 event.

Cain Velasquez now has a new opponent in UFC 146 and it is Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, UFC president Dana White has announced this decision via his Twitter account.

Velasquez was originally scheduled to fight Frank Mir in the same event, however Mir was pulled out to face Junior Dos Santos in UFC 146’s heavyweight bout. Mir replaced Alistair Overeem, who was taken out of the event due to problems with the NSAC.

Roy Nelson was slated to fight Silva. He is expected to remain on the card, however his new opponent is still unannounced, as of this moment.

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