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Although Cain Velasquez is a heavy favourite in his heavyweight title defence at UFC 160, the champion says theres no chance he would ever take Antonio Silva lightly. The last guy to do that was Alistair Overeem, and the man-mountain known as "Bigfoot" knocked him out and seized this title shot Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. "I dont see this as anything less than a hard, grueling fight, and thats what Im expecting," Velasquez said. Yet Velasquez (11-1) realizes almost everybody expects him to wreck Silva (18-4) just as thoroughly as he did one year ago in a first-round knockout at UFC 146, leaving the 6-foot-4 Bigfoot in a bloody heap with hideous cuts on his face. Velasquezs first bout since losing the heavyweight title probably deserved an R rating for violence and gore, and he followed it up by reclaiming his belt in December with a dominant rematch win over Junior Dos Santos. "To me right now, its the most important thing to defend (the belt), just to hold on to it itself," Velasquez said. "This is the position that I want to be in, so I have to go out and perform." Earlier on the UFC 160 card, former heavyweight champion Dos Santos returns to the octagon against surprising Mark Hunt and his late-career run of stunning knockouts, while light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira angles for a future title shot against New Zealands James Te Huna. Gray Maynard will face T.J. Grant in a lightweight bout, with the winner likely getting the next shot at champion Benson Henderson this fall, and K.J. Noons makes his UFC debut against popular lightweight Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. Silva knows hes in an unlikely position, getting a rematch against a champion who thrashed him on the last edition of the UFCs annual heavyweight-centred Memorial Day weekend show in its hometown. But the well-travelled Brazilian veteran rebounded from consecutive losses to Daniel Cormier and Velasquez with stoppage victories over Travis Browne and Overeem, improbably earning another shot at Velasquez. "Obviously in the first fight, I made a big mistake," Silva said through a translator. "But there were a lot of things that I did right going into that fight, and that, unfortunately, (fans) didnt get to see. So much of that has been maintained, and overall the main strategy is just not to let his elbows get near my forehead. That would be the change." Silva realizes the UFC probably would have preferred to see Velasquez against Overeem, the touted Dutch kickboxer who still cant stop stumbling on a path to title contention littered with doping woes, upset losses and injuries. But Silva is confident he can improve on last years showing against Velasquez, saying he wont get the same case of nerves he had before making his UFC debut. And if nothing else, the bout is an intriguing contrast in sheer physics: The outsized Silva towers over the 6-foot-1 Velasquez, but cant match the champions uniquely well-rounded athleticism. "I would have to be born again to become faster than Cain Velasquez," Silva said. "Ive got 30 pounds on him. Hes going to be faster than me, so I need to work with what I have, and what I have is very, very heavy hands. ... The heavyweight division is a division where anything can happen. One punch lands, and the fight is over." Although Silva sometimes appears gangly and awkward in the cage, his physical curiosities mask a solid range of mixed martial arts skills. The 33-year-olds career began in England and Japan before moving through various minor-league North American promotions, eventually leading him to Strikeforce and the UFC. Silva only got his first shot at Velasquez after a series of injuries scuttled an original bout against Roy Nelson. But in February 2011, Silva proved why nobody should doubt hes got a shot against Velasquez: He stopped Fedor Emelianenko, the Russian star once perceived to be even more unbeatable than Cain is now. "I like when people underestimate me," Silva said. "Its nice. I get to go out there, and I get to prove them wrong. There are no superheroes in this sport. "Nobody is invincible." Cheap Air Jordan 11 Retro Purple . 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. Cheap Air Jordan 11 Retro All White . -- Aaron Murray threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns, ran for another score, and led No. http://www.cheapjordans11online.com/cheap-air-jordan-11-retro-yellow/ . -- Ohio States Urban Meyer has never had any issue acclimating to the biggest stages in college football. Cheap Air Jordan 11 Retro Gold . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. Retro Jordan 11s For Sale . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. TROON, Scotland -- A hole-by-hole look of Royal Troon, site of the 145th British Open on July 14-17:No. 1, 367 yards, par 4: A gentle opening hole, especially with the prevailing wind at the players back. There is out-of-bounds to the right and two bunkers on either side of the landing zone, assuming players hit iron off the tee. Some might try to drive the green in dry, favorable conditions. The green is slightly elevated with a narrow opening and surrounded by five bunkers.Stroke average and rank in 2004, the last time the British Open was held at Royal Troon: 4.10 (11).No. 2, 390 yards, par 4: Players will have a decision off the tee. There are three bunkers 40 yards short of the green. Players can try to hit driver beyond the bunkers and stay short of the next series of bunkers, leaving a short approach to a green guarded in front by two bunkers on the left and two on the right.Stroke average and rank in 2004: 4.06 (14).No. 3, 377 yards, par 4: The Gyaws burn crosses the fairway at about 280 yards; it might be too much for even the long hitters to consider driver. The green features three pot bunkers and slopes from front to back.Stroke average and rank in 2004: 4.14 (10).No. 4, 555 yards, par 5: With the prevailing wind, this par 5 is easily reachable in two shots. Thats all Gary Evans needed in 2004 when he made an albatross. A driver that goes too far could find a pot bunker on the left. The hole bends to the right. Even a long iron off the tee should leave players a shot to go for the green in firm conditions. Anyone making par will feel as though he gave a shot to the field.Stroke average and rank in 2004: 4.75 (17).No. 5, 209 yards, par 3: The green drops off severely to the right, and deep bunkers protect the front and left side of the green. One bunker is at the front right of the green. The highest point of the course makes wind a big factor in club selection.Stroke average and rank in 2004: 3.16 (8).No. 6, 601 yards, par 5: Royal Troon used to have the longest and shortest holes on the Open rotation until the 14th at St. Andrews was extended to 618 yards. Accurate tee shots that carry bunkers about 280 yards out still make it reachable with firm fairways and the prevailing wind. The long, narrow green has one bunker to the left.Stroke average and rank in 2004: 5.00 (15).No. 7, 401 yards, par 4: This leaves the coastline with an elevated tee shot from the top of dunes. Bunkers to the left and right make the fairway tight. Two more bunkers about 300 yards off the tee probably will make a long iron the popular tee shot. The well-bunkered green climbs steeply into the surrounding dunes.Stroke average and rank in 2004: 3.97 (16).No. 8, 123 yards, par 3: Willie Park Jr. once wrote of the pitching surface skimmed down to the size of a postage stamp, and the name stuck. The Postage Stamp is arguably the most famous par 3 on the Open rota. The green is set in the side of a large dune and is surrounded by five bunkers. German amateur Herman Tissies took 15 in 1950. More notable was Gene Sarazen making a hole-in-one at age 71 in 1973.Stroke average and rank in 2004: 3.09 (13).No. 9, 422 yards, par 4: The final outward hole is the toughest on the front nine.dddddddddddd A bunker is cut into the left side of the fairway at about 275 yards, and the approach must be perfect to a small, well-contoured green. Gorse bushes line both sides of the fairway.Stroke average and rank in 2004: 4.23 (5).No. 10, 451 yards, par 4: The links turns back into the wind, and this is a challenging start. There are no bunkers on the hole, but the tee shot is over a hill to a narrow fairway, and the elevated green drops away sharply to the right.Stroke average and ranking in 2004: 4.30 (3).No. 11, 482 yards, par 4: Arnold Palmer once called this the most dangerous hole I have ever seen. Jack Nicklaus made a 10 in his Open debut in 1962. A 4-foot high stone wall runs down the right side and is out-of-bounds with the railway on the other side. Gorse bushes are on the left. One bunker is to the left of the green.Stroke average and ranking in 2004: 4.41 (1).No. 12, 430 yards, par 4: The prevailing wind is straight into this dogleg right with a small green on a plateau. No bunkers threaten the tee shot, only gorse. There are bunkers on both sides of the two-tiered green.Stroke average and ranking in 2004: 4.31 (2).No. 13, 473 yards, par 4: This is where Royal Troons tough finish begins. It is the second hole without a bunker, but with the wind in the players face, it requires two long and accurate shots to reach the elevated green.Stroke average and ranking in 2004: 4.15 (9).No. 14, 173 yards, par 3: Trajectory will be critical because of the wind. The green is protected in the front by deep bunkers. The safe target is a wide section at the back of the green.Stroke average and ranking in 2004: 3.10 (12).No. 15, 499 yards, par 4: The tee has been extended 16 yards, making this the longest par 4 on the course. The drive is slightly blind to a plateau fairway, which opens up the second shot to a green nestling in a hollow. Three bunkers are short of the green, but none around it.Stroke average and ranking in 2004: 4.28 (4).No. 16, 554 yards, par 5: This hole can play longer into the wind because of the Gyaws burn crossing the fairway at about 280 yards. Tiger Woods hit the green in two in 1997 with a 3-iron off the tee and a driver off the deck. Laying up to the left allows for a better angle into a green surrounded by five bunkers.Stroke average and ranking in 2004: 4.74 (18).No. 17, 220 yards, par 3: The prevailing wind comes in from the left, which might make it difficult to hold a green that drops away on both sides. Four bunkers guard the green. Justin Leonard made a 35-foot birdie putt that clinched the claret jug in 1997.Stroke average and ranking in 2004: 3.22 (6).No. 18, 458 yards, par 4: Three bunkers on the left and one on the right make the fairway look tiny. All of them are in range off the tee. Five more bunkers guard the green, and the out-of-bounds path in front of the clubhouse is very close to the back of the green.Stroke average and ranking in 2004: 4.20 (7). ' ' '

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