Cain
Velasquez
13-2-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #1 Heavyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 3 Knockout of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 15 fights.
Record: 13-2-0
Summary: Well-rounded, takedowns, power

Fighter Info

From: Yuma, Arizona USA
Fights Out Of: San Jose, California USA
Age: 33
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 240 lb ( 109 kg )
College: Arizona State University
Degree: Education

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1167
57% Successful
668
Types of Successful Strikes
0
668
35% Standing
28%
37% Ground
231
190
247
Striking Defense
57
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
77
43% Successful
33
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
29
0
Takedown Defense
86
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Cain Velasquez
Jun 13, 2015
88
96
4
1
0
1
1
0
R3 Submission
Cain Velasquez
Oct 19, 2013
123
46
2
0
1
1
1
0
R5 KO/TKO
Cain Velasquez
May 25, 2013
18
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Cain Velasquez
Dec 29, 2012
57
111
0
11
0
0
0
3
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Cain Velasquez
May 26, 2012
28
1
1
0
0
0
4
0
R1 KO/TKO
Cain Velasquez
Nov 12, 2011
7
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Cain Velasquez
Oct 23, 2010
9
31
1
1
0
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO Knockout of the Night
Win
Cain Velasquez
Feb 20, 2010
23
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO Knockout of the Night
Win
Cain Velasquez
Oct 24, 2009
62
3
5
0
0
0
3
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Cain Velasquez
Jun 13, 2009
29
21
7
1
2
0
11
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Cain Velasquez
Feb 7, 2009
88
7
1
0
0
1
1
0
R2 KO/TKO Knockout of the Night
Win
Cain Velasquez
Jul 19, 2008
24
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Cain Velasquez
Apr 19, 2008
36
1
0
0
0
0
3
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Cain Velasquez
Jeremiah Constant
BodogFight - St. Petersburg
Dec 16, 2006
13
6
4
0
0
2
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Cain Velasquez
Jesse Fujarczyk
Strikeforce - Tank vs. Buentello
Oct 7, 2006
13
1
2
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

Cain Velasquez’ legacy as one of the UFC’s greatest heavyweights is undeniable. His brawling, relentless style and one-punch power make him among the most feared – and most popular – fighters in MMA today.

In a career that began in 2006, Velasquez had won 13 of 15 fights and scored victories over such notable opponents as Junior Dos Santos, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Brock Lesnar.  But injuries have often been his major obstacle.

Velasquez, 32, suffered an injury to his right knee during training that forced him to pull out of a title defense against Fabricio Werdum in November of 2014. Werdum then scored a knockout of Mark Hunt for the interim belt at UFC 180, but Velasquez had a chance to stake his claim to the undisputed title June 13 at UFC 188 in Mexico City against Werdum.

Although Velasquez had not been in the Octagon since October 2013, no one questions his status as the UFC’s top heavyweight, with or without a belt. Of his 13 wins, all but two have been a result of knockouts, and eight were first-round KOs.

Velasquez’ last fight was an electric fifth-round TKO of former champion Junior Dos Santos in the final fight of their memorable bloody trilogy. Dos Santos administered Velasquez’ only defeat with a shocking first-round knockout in 2011, but Velasquez evened their ledger with a unanimous-decision win 13 months later at UFC 166. In their third bout, Velasquez gave dos Santos a ferocious beating before the fight was stopped in the fifth round.

As broadcaster Joe Rogan said during the broadcast of the fight, “You can’t stop the storm that is Cain Velasquez.” 

Career

Trained With

Josh Koscheck
Josh Koscheck
19-10-0
( W-L-D )
Mike Swick
Mike Swick
15-6-0
( W-L-D )
Jon Fitch
Jon Fitch
27-5-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Minotauro Nogueira
Minotauro Nogueira
34-9-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Cheick Kongo
Cheick Kongo
28-8-2
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Brock Lesnar UFC® 121 LESNAR vs VELASQUEZ

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