“A lot of people think they’re going to ride out the storm with Cain Velasquez, but his storm never ends. … Cain is the perfect package.” Those are the words of UFC color commentator Joe Rogan talking about the UFC heavyweight champion as he prepares to defend his title in a rematch with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on May 25 in the UFC 160 main event in Las Vegas.
The UFC on FX 8 event that’s set for May 18 in Santa Catarina, Brazil, has a new co-main event due to the injury bug. UFC middleweight Constantinos Philippou (12-2, 1NC) has suffered a cut during his training camp that will prevent him from fighting Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. However, Chris Camozzi has agreed to face the Brazilian on his home turf on short notice.
This is the fifth episode of Pro UKMMA Now Radio hosted by Jay Cee. This show features an interview with Diego Gonzalez, who will be taking on Danny Roberts at Cage Warriors 54 this Saturday, May 4th. Jay also speaks with Martin “Mr Pink” McDonough, who is set to face Mark Platts on the same card in Cardiff, Wales.
Jose Aguiniga was forced to withdraw from his fight tomorrow night against Francisco Vargas at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas after he was rushed to the hospital this afternoon after collapsing in the gym apparently suffering from severe dehydration. The previously scheduled eight-round welterweight clash between Antonio Orozco and Jose Reynoso has been increased to a ten-round fight and moved up to the main event slot of tomorrow’s card which will be televised by FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes.