Cain
Velasquez
13-1-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 14 fights.
Record: 13-1-0
Summary: Well-rounded, takedowns, power

Fighter Info

From: Yuma, AZ USA
Fights Out Of: San Jose, CA USA
Age: 32
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 240 lb ( 109 kg )
College: Arizona State University
Degree: Education

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
998
58% Successful
580
Types of Successful Strikes
0
580
29%
29%
43% Ground
166
167
247
Striking Defense
62
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
72
40% Successful
29
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
28
0
Takedown Defense
78
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Cain Velasquez Oct 19, 2013
123 2 1 1 R5 KO/TKO
Junior Dos Santos 46 0 1 0
Cain Velasquez May 25, 2013
18 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Antonio Silva 1 0 0 0
Junior Dos Santos Dec 29, 2012
57 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Cain Velasquez 111 11 0 3
Win
Cain Velasquez May 26, 2012
28 1 0 4 R1 KO/TKO
Antonio Silva 1 0 0 0
Cain Velasquez Nov 12, 2011
7 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Junior Dos Santos 8 0 0 0
Brock Lesnar Oct 23, 2010
9 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Cain Velasquez 31 1 0 1
Win
Cain Velasquez Feb 20, 2010
23 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Minotauro Nogueira 3 0 0 0
Win
Cain Velasquez Oct 24, 2009
62 5 0 3 R2 KO/TKO
Ben Rothwell 3 0 0 0
Win
Cain Velasquez Jun 13, 2009
29 7 2 11 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Cheick Kongo 21 1 0 0
Win
Cain Velasquez Feb 7, 2009
88 1 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
Denis Stojnic 7 0 1 0
Win
Cain Velasquez Jul 19, 2008
24 1 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Jake O'Brien 1 0 0 0
Win
Cain Velasquez Apr 19, 2008
36 0 0 3 R1 KO/TKO
Brad Morris 1 0 0 0
Win
Cain Velasquez
BodogFight - St. Petersburg
Dec 16, 2006
13 4 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Jeremiah Constant 6 0 2 0
Win
Cain Velasquez
Strikeforce - Tank vs. Buentello
Oct 7, 2006
13 2 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Jesse Fujarczyk 1 0 0 0

Biography

Brown Pride: Cain is a first-generation American with a deep pride in his Mexican heritage. His father, Efrain, walked to the United States from Mexico and, after being turned away six times, was granted citizenship on his seventh attempt. Velasquez, the first Latino ever to win the world heavyweight title in any major combat sport, is fluent in Spanish and English. He says he inherited his work ethic from his father, who worked impossibly long hours picking lettuce without complaint.


Contact Sports: Velasquez was a standout wrestler at Kofa High School in Yuma, Arizona, where he compiled a 110-10 record while serving as captain of both the wrestling and football teams. He went on to wrestle at Arizona State and placed inside the national top five two years in a row. Velasquez made the decision to transition to MMA after graduation.


League of His Own: Cain’s reputation as a relentless terminator in the gyms and early career victories made it impossible for his management to find willing opponents. The predicament forced Velasquez to jump to the UFC level in only his third fight following a debut in Strikeforce. He dominated the competition, remaining undefeated, all the way to destroying Brock Lesnar for the UFC title in October 2010.


Setback Sets Up Comeback: Velasquez suffered a serious knee injury against Lesnar which not only kept him out for a year but also contributed to his loss to Junior Dos Santos in the first ever UFC on FOX event in November 2011. But Velasquez returned the following May to defeat “Bigfoot” Silva in one round then routed Dos Santos in their rematch to re-capture the title. Another quick win over Bigfoot set up a rubber match against Dos Santos.

THE Most: Velasquez already has a strong claim to being one of the best heavyweights ever as a two-time and reigning UFC champion. He has already set UFC benchmarks with the most knockouts in heavyweight history (8), most heavyweight takedowns in a career (27) and in a single fight (11). Velasquez also lands 6.5 significant strikes per minute – the highest rate in UFC history (min 5 fights) – while only absorbing just 1.6 significant strikes per minute, the best rate among active heavyweights. His +4.9 strike differential is highest in UFC history.


Good Company: After earning a degree in education from Arizona State, Velasquez and fellow teammates Ryan Bader and CB Dollaway decided to get into MMA. Velasquez went on to train with future champion Lyoto Machida before Machida’s win over Tito Ortiz. From there, Velasquez joined American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), one of the poineering schools of mixed martial arts. Notable fighters include Daniel Cormier, Jon Fitch, Gray Maynard, Frank Shamrock, Josh Thomson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.


What It’s Worth: Cain Velasquez is not only a two-time and current UFC heavyweight champion, but he is also a two-time All-American in wrestling, a two-time Pac-10 champion, a junior college national champion for Iowa Central Community College, and recently earned his black belt in Brazilian jui-jitsu.

Career

Trained With

Josh Koscheck
Josh Koscheck
19-8-0
( W-L-D )
Mike Swick
Mike Swick
15-5-0
( 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
Win
Brock Lesnar UFC® 121 LESNAR vs VELASQUEZ

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