When Cain Velasquez tapped his hand on the mat at UFC 188, time stood still for a second. Outside of a flash knockout loss to Junior Dos Santos, Velasquez had looked unbeatable throughout his entire mixed martial arts career. Suddenly he was at his most vulnerable. When Fabricio Werdum clasped onto Velasquez’s neck in Mexico City and squeezed, it brought an odd clarity to Werdum’s...
By Michael Stewart / @MikeDaSportsman An altitude difference of 7,000 feet and a 602-day layoff were enough for former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez to cough up his belt at UFC..... The post Has The UFC Slipped In Its Matchmaking Skills? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Cain Velasquez showed that he had a warrior's heart and an iron chin at UFC 188, but his lungs were not match for the high altitude in Mexico City. The post UFC 188: Werdum Wins And Velasquez Gasps For Air appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Junior dos Santos (pictured) wasn’t fighting for the title Saturday at UFC 188, but the former heavyweight champion still had plenty of skin in the game. Needless to say, dos Santos left Mexico a happy hombre. Well, MMA’s nicest 265-pounder is always all smiles anyway, but Cain Velasquez’s upset loss to Fabrico Werdum probably had JDS flipping countless Yes! Cartwheels. It...
In his first fight since winning the UFC interim heavyweight title last November, Fabricio Werdum made that title undisputed Saturday night at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, submitting and dethroning Cain Velasquez in the third round of the UFC 188 main event. “I had a good strategy and I had a big dream,” Werdum, who defeated Mark Hunt for the interim title in the...
Maybe Cain Velasquez was a lot more rusty than most people expected entering his fight against Fabricio Werdum. Velasquez, who hadn’t fought in a year and a half, lost to Werdum by third-round submission at UFC 188 on Saturday night in Mexico City. The former UFC heavyweight champion showed signs of being gassed towards the...Read More
The folks at EA Sports have released a video simulating Saturday night’s UFC 188 pay-per-view main event bout between UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and interim title holder Fabricio Werdum. After a back-and-forth start, Velasquez is able to pull away in the third round to earn a TKO victory as he retains and unifies the UFC belts. Do you agree with how the EA Sports...
Now tell me if this ain’t the pot calling the kettle black. A 33-year-old heavyweight who tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone just 20 months ago is now thinking aloud whether reigning UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez hasn’t been taking performance-enhancing drugs his whole career.Veteran Ben Rothwell (pictured), who is three days removed from a submission...
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The large, elaborate lettering is impossible to miss when Cain Velasquez takes off his shirt. Two words are stenciled prominently in a semi-circle upon his upper chest. Brown Pride. Velasquez is a serious man of relatively few words, preferring to let his ruthlessly efficient actions inside the Octagon speak for themselves. But the reigning UFC heavyweight champion...
Jon Jones has flirted with the idea of moving up to heavyweight, and now he feels pretty comfortable with pursuing that goal. In fact, Jones believes he can beat current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. Jones spoke at the “UFC: Welcome to the Show” event in Los Angeles last week and again expressed interest in moving...Read More
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