May 24, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC heavyweight Cain Velasquez (right) and Antonio Silva square off during the weight-in for UFC 160 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 160 Results: Cain Velasquez KOs Antonio Silva in First Round to Retain Title

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The UFC 160 main card certainly delivered with a number of stunning and brutal knockouts and crowd-pleasing fights, and that was all before the main event title fight between heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Antonio Silva. Velasquez was coming in to the fight looking to show everyone that the dominating win in their first match up wasn’t a fluke, while Silva was looking for redemption. The atmosphere was electric and the anticipation was building until referee Mario Yamasaki finally let the two men get at it.

Velasquez immediately shot for a low single, but Silva was able to step out of the takedown attempt. Once the two men got back to their feet, Velasquez used his quick hand speed to catch the challenger with a clean right hand counter that immediately dropped Silva.

The champion immediately swarmed Silva until Yamasaki was forced to jump in and stop Silva from taking much more damage.

Velasquez earned the quick TKO victory.

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