Cain Velasquez will defend the UFC heavyweight title against Antonio "Big Foot" Silva at UFC 160.

Cain Velasquez will defend the UFC heavyweight title against Antonio “Big Foot” Silva at UFC 160.

With the showdown for the UFC heavyweight title set to take place in less than two weeks, the time is now to examine the stacked UFC 160 card. In the main event, Cain Velasquez will look to do what he was unable to do the first time he won the title, successfully defend it. His opponent will be the mammoth Antonio “Big Foot” Silva who is riding high coming off his shocking KO win against Alistair Overeem. The card also features the No. 1 contender fight in the division between Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt and other rising stars in the sport Glover Teixeira, Donald Cerrone, and T.J. Grant.

What do the odds look like for all the major fights on the card?

UFC Heavyweight Title Fight: Antonio Silva 4 vs. Cain Velasquez 1/7

In the main event, Silva will look to carry the momentum of his win against Overeem into his first title shot since being in EliteXC. These two men fought in May 2012 at UFC 146 in a fight that saw Velasquez bludgeon Silva and get a first round TKO win. Velasquez followed that fight up with his unanimous decision win against dos Santos to win the title and will look to repeat his performance with Silva.

UFC Betting Tip Pick: Velasquez is the best heavyweight in the sport and while Silva is a better fighter now than he was this past May when he was legally assaulted by Velasquez in the Octagon, will not stand a chance.Velasquez 3/19 @Betfair 

Junior dos Santos 2/7 vs. Mark Hunt 13/4

This might be the most talked about fight on the card despite the fact that there is a title fight in the same division. Dos Santos is the former UFC heavyweight champion and is hoping to get right back into the title picture with a win against Hunt. The way dos Santos was demolished by Velasquez has to play out in his mind and make him hungrier to come straight at the popular native of New Zealand.

Many fans of Hunt have been calling for him to get a title shot and now, riding a four fight winning streak, could jump right into the title fight with the winner of Velasquez and Silva if he shocks the world and knocks off the talented dos Santos.

UFC Betting Tip Pick: Dos Santos wins most of his fights via KO, but Hunt has just one loss by KO or TKO, so this could be a long fight. Dos Santos will need to do with Hunt what he did to Roy Nelson and hope it works again. Dos Santos should win, but this is a tough fight to bet on.Dos Santos 2/7 @ PaddyPower

T.J. Grant 17/10 vs. Gray Maynard 1/2   

Maynard needs to come out and dominate Grant in this fight. After losing his UFC lightweight title shot to Frankie Edgar, he squeaked by Clay Guida in a fight a lot of people thought he lost. In Grant, he is facing the challenge of a man who has won four straight including decisive wins against Matt Wiman, Shane Roller, and Evan Dunham.

UFC Betting Tip Pick: Grant will be a difficult fight for Maynard, but he won’t be able to stop the “Bully” from getting another win.Maynard 1/2  PaddyPower

K.J. Noons 11/5 vs. Donald Cerrone 2/5

Cerrone is one of the most popular fighters to come from World Extreme Cagefighting and is now 6-2 in his UFC career. He lost his last fight against Anthony Pettis and is hoping to move back into title contention in the stacked lightweight division with a win against Strikeforce veteran, Noons. The biggest problem for Noons right now has to be mental. He lost four of his last five fights, so this once promising career could be on the line already at the age of 30 if he loses this fight.

UFC Betting Tip Pick: Noons has the talent to win, but Cerrone has the desire and want to get it more.Cerrone 2/5 PaddyPower

Glover Teixeira 1/3 vs. James Te Huna 21/10

Teixeira is one of the most dangerous rising stars in the light heavyweight division. He has wins in his short UFC career against Kyle Kingsbury, Fabio Maldonado, and Quinton Jackson, and at the age of 33, needs to get through Te Huna and move on to stiffer competition. Te Huna is a talented fighter riding a four fight winning streak, but he has struggled against those considered to be better fighters.

UFC Betting Tip Pick: This fight is interesting because of the power that each man possesses in their hands. Teixeira has won 12 of his 20 fights via KO or TKO, while Te Huna has 10 KO or TKO wins. Teixeira should walk away the winner regardless.Teixeira 1/3 @ SportingBet

Mike Pyle 5/4 vs. Rick Story 4/7

At one point in his career, many felt that Story was on his way to being a legitimate challenger in the welterweight division. Instead, he has lost three of five and doesn’t look like the fighter that went straight through Dustin Hazelett, Johny Hendricks, and Thiago Alves. Pyle is 24-8 and since losing to Rory MacDonald, has won three straight.

UFC Betting Tip Pick: Each has about the same power, but Pyle is better in the submission game. Story has talent on the ground, but has struggled against better grapplers in the past. Pyle might be the best bet here.Pyle 5/4 @ PaddyPower

Khabib Nurmagomedov 2/9 vs. Abel Trujillo 11/4

The undefeated Nurmagomedov (19-0) hails from Russia and is looking to pick up his fourth straight victory inside the Octagon. He made his debut by submitting Kamal Shalorus and then picking up a questionable unanimous decision win against Gleison Tibau. He followed that up with a decisive TKO win against Thiago Tavares in January. In this fight with Trujillo, a 10-4 American looking to pick up his second straight dominating win.

UFC Betting Tip Pick: Trujillo is a scary looking fighter that has stellar submission skills, but Nurmagomedov is just as dangerous on the ground and has better hands. The Russian should get the win here.Nurmagomedov 2/9 @ PaddyPower

UFC 160 will take be aired live on pay-per-view on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.