Silva: Velasquez 'going to go down'

Antonio (Bigfoot) Silva

Antonio (Bigfoot) Silva

NEIL SPRINGER, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:38 AM ET

Antonio (Bigfoot) Silva's game plan for heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez is simple.

“Overall, the main strategy is just not to let his elbows get near my forehead,” Silva joked on a recent media call. “That would be a change.”

Though the two are set to clash in the main event of UFC 160 in Las Vegas Saturday, they originally met last May in one of the bloodiest fights of 2012.

That night, Silva sealed his own fate by throwing an outside leg kick seven seconds in. Velasquez immediately caught Silva's limb and took him to the mat, where he would remain for the bout's duration.

Then came the elbows.

 


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