Cain Velasquez
Cain Velasquez

He is an American mixed martial artist of Mexican descent. He is a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, and is ranked as the #3 heavyweight in the world

“Nothing is given to you in this world, so you have to work hard.” -Cain Velasquez

 

Velasquez has a style that could be described as ‘swarming’. He moves forward constantly, giving opponents very little room to land clean strikes, all while utilizing powerful and extremely swift punching combinations.

In October 2010, Velasquez became the UFC Heavyweight champion. In that night, he defeated Lesnar via TKO in the first round, earning Knockout of the Night honors.

Velasquez make his first title defense against Junior dos Santos, at UFC on Fox 1 on November 2011. That night Velasquez suffered his first loss, via KO (punches), at 1 minute and 4 seconds of the first round.

 

At UFC 155, Velasquez regained his title. Velasquez defeated Dos Santos in a dominating performance via a unanimous decision. He became the first fighter in UFC history to post triple digits in significant strikes landed and double digits in takedowns landed in a single fight, landing 111 significant strikes and 11 takedowns in his second fight against Dos Santos.

Cain Velszques champion
Cain Velszques champion

On June, 2015, at UFC 188 Velasquez lost title again. Velasquez lost the fight via guillotine choke submission performed by Fabrício Werdum in the third round.

The rematch against Werdum was rescheduled and expected to take place on December 30, 2016 at UFC 207. However the Nevada State Athletic Commission failed to approve Velasquez to fight, determining after physical examinations and interviews that he was unfit to compete.

Cain Velasquez GIF
Cain Velasquez GIF

You can find his on twitter as @cainmma or visit his facebook page

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