Cain Velasquez

Mixed Martial Artist
Born Jul 28, 1982

Cain Ramirez Velasquez is a Mexican American mixed martial artist fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion. He is currently ranked the #2 heavyweight in the world by Sherdog.

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1982 Birth Born on July 28, 1982.


2005 22 Years Old He wrestled for the Sun Devils for three seasons and compiled a record of 86–17, placing 5th in the country in 2005, and 4th in 2006. … Read More
2006 23 Years Old Velasquez made his MMA debut on October 7, 2006 against Jesse Fujarczyk at Strikeforce: Tank vs. Buentello, he won by TKO in the first round. … Read More
2010 27 Years Old Velasquez faced former Pride Heavyweight Champion and former Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira on February 20, 2010 at UFC 110. … Read More
2011 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The couple married on May 28, 2011.
2012 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Velasquez was originally set to fight Frank Mir on May 26, 2012, at UFC 146. … Read More


2013 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In his first title defense Velasquez defeated Antônio Silva in a rematch on May 25, 2013, at UFC 160. … Read More
On April 29, 2014, the UFC announced that Velasquez and Fabrício Werdum had been selected as coaches for the inaugural installment of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, with the two expected to face each other on November 15, 2014, at UFC 180.
2015 32 Years Old A rescheduled bout with UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Fabrício Werdum took place on June 13, 2015, at UFC 188. … Read More
2016 33 Years Old 1 More Event
A rematch with Werdum was expected to take place on February 6, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 82 until both fighters backed out citing injuries.
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