Archive: Cain Velasquez

Oct 20, 2014 4:03 pm

Cain Velasquez Wants To Be A Role Model To Hispanic Children

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is one of the most dominant fighters in the UFC, and one of the top ‘pound for pound’ fighters in the world. That being said, Velasquez admitted that he didn’t have any hero’s growing up that were of the same nationality. He spoke to Fox Sports about his desire to...

Oct 19, 2014 3:56 pm

Miocic Calls For Title Shot With Win Over JDS

Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos are set to square off at UFC on FOX 13 on December 13th. The bout will be the biggest test of Miocic’s 13 fight professional career that has seen him pick up 12 wins. Miocic, who is ranked #5 on the UFC’s official rankings hopes to fight the winner...

Sep 23, 2014 5:05 am

Fabricio Werdum Sees Himself Taking Down Cain Velasquez

Fabricio Werdum is gearing up for his UFC 180 fight against Cain Velasquez on November 15th after coaching TUF Brazil. Werdum spoke to Ag.Fight about the bout, and how he sees his JiuJitsu skills coming into play. “I can see myself taking him down and putting him in danger while he plays guard or gives...

Sep 19, 2014 11:17 am

‘Big Country’ Thinks Cain Is Being Protected By The UFC

“I think Cain Velasquez has only fought the same guy over and over the last couple of years, because they don’t want to change (the champion). I think any time you’re the champ, you just want to live it up. If I was the champ, I’d call it a day. ‘I’ve got pigeon toe. Oh,...

Sep 18, 2014 5:07 am

QUICK TWITT: UFC Eyeing Bout Between JDS And Stipe Miocic

The UFC is targeting a heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic for UFC on Fox 13 in December. The fight will mark Dos Santos’ first fight back to the Octagon after being TKO’d by Cain Velasquez back in October of 2013. Prior to that bout, Dos Santos had knocked out Mark Hunt...

Sep 8, 2014 5:01 am

Cain Velasquez Puts Division On Notice, Says He’s Always Improving

Ahead of coaching TUF against Fabricio Werdum, UFC champion Cain Velasquez says that he’s excited to train for a new opponent, and that he’s always improving to avoid plateauing. He spoke with Bleacher Report: “It’s definitely nice to prepare for someone new, but that doesn’t matter to me. Whoever earns a shot, earns the shot...

Sep 5, 2014 10:28 am

Ratings Report: UFC 177 Prelims are Lowest in FS1 History with 436,000

The viewer numbers for the UFC 177 prelims are officially out and they are definitely not the best. The UFC 177 prelims brought in a total of 436,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1, which is down about 49 percent from the stations average of 859,000. Previously, the lowest recorded views for FS1 were with the...

Sep 1, 2014 5:08 am

PHOTO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Training With Cain Velasquez

Khabib Nurmagomedov is coming off surgery to repair a torn meniscus, however he took some time to head down to American Kickboxing Academy and train with Cain Velasquez. Nurmagomedov was supposed to sign to fight Donald Cerrone prior to tearing his meniscus. No word has emerged yet as to when The Eagle will return to...

Aug 28, 2014 3:33 pm

UFC Sells-Out Mexico Debut In 8 Hours

It took just eight hours to sell-out the highly anticipated UFC 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM event scheduled for November 15 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City Arena). Fans made history at the box office, as well as online, to sell out Mexico’s first ever live UFC event. UFC 180: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM is...

Aug 27, 2014 8:33 am

UFC 180 Ticket Prices Surprisingly Low: $27 In The Door, $535 Cageside

UFC 180, which will be the first time the UFC holds a card in Mexico, will feature a main event bout between TUF: Latin America coaches Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum. The event will take place November 15th at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City. The tickets for the event will go on sale at...

Aug 26, 2014 12:44 pm

STAREDOWNS! Fighters Mean Mug South Of The Border For UFC 180

Earlier today, from Mexico City, the UFC made their first promotional stop in anticipation of their upcoming UFC 180 event featuring Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum for the UFC heavyweight title. The staredowns were good, here’s more. Sanchez vs. Parke: Ellenberger vs. Gastelum:

Aug 26, 2014 12:40 pm

Ellenberger-Gastelum, Sanchez-Parke Added to UFC 180 In Mexico

The UFC’s top Mexican fighters are hitting Mexico City this November with “UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum”. UFC officials announced the addition of some intriguing bouts during today’s press-conference. (Replay HERE) In lightweight action, Diego Sanchez will face Norman Park, and in welterweight action Kelvin Gastelum will take on Jake Ellenberger. The two bouts will...

Aug 26, 2014 5:04 am

Werdum Believes Spending Time With Velasquez On TUF Was ‘A Nice Thing’

Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez just finished wrapping up the filming of the first season of TUF Latin America. While normally there is some understandable tension between the two coaches, who fight at the end of the season, Werdum says the time spent filming with Velasquez was a nice thing. “We’re promoting the fight on...

Aug 21, 2014 1:56 pm

PHOTO | Cain Velasquez Poses With D.C. And A Fan

UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez has peered out of the shadow’s while getting in some rounds at American Kickboxing Academy headquarters in San Jose, California. The champ has been sidelined since his October win over Junior dos Santos, and isn’t set to return to action until his November title fight against Fabricio Werdum.   (Photo...

Aug 18, 2014 3:38 pm

Dos Santos Thinks Werdum Can Beat Velasquez

Junior Dos Santos may have lost to Cain Velasquez back to back, but that doesn’t mean he thinks Velasquez is unbeatable. He believes his countryman Fabricio Werdum has a good shot at dethroning Velasquez when the two eventually face off. He spoke with MMAFighting: “Werdum’s last performance was impressive. I’ve never seen him fight so...

Jul 28, 2014 3:15 pm

TUF Latin America To Be On Fight Pass And FOX Deportes

TUF Latin America, which will be coached by UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and his opponent Fabricio Werdum, who will fight at UFC 180 in September, will be aired on Fox Deportes and will stream on UFC Fight Pass. Fox Deportes Executive Carlos Sanchez said: “We are excited to be the exclusive Spanish-language broadcast partner...

Jul 28, 2014 10:41 am

Lawler’s $1 Mil UFC Run: Earns More This Year Than Most UFC Champs

Robbie Lawler is coming off a win over Matt Brown this past Saturday at UFC on Fox 12. The fight earned him the right to fight Johny Hendricks for the welterweight title in a highly anticipated rematch. What is most interesting about Lawler’s last 12 months however is the total earnings Lawler has. Taking a...

Jul 28, 2014 9:59 am

Junior Dos Santos Admits He Has Holes In His Game

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos is known for his one punch knockout power, as well as his boxing abilities. However it is no secret that Dos Santos struggles with wrestlers, as seen in his last two fights against Cain Velasquez. Dos Santos spoke to about the holes he sees in his game,...

Jul 28, 2014 9:52 am

Junior Dos Santos Eyes November Return Against Stipe Miocic

Junior Dos Santos hasn’t seen Octagon action since October of 2013 when he suffered a brutal beating at the hands of Cain Velasquez, however Dos Santos was supposed to fight Stipe Miocic in May at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale, but had to pull out of the fight with a broken hand. Dos Santos explains...

Jul 13, 2014 8:43 am

Coach: ‘Don’t be surprised when Werdum defeats Velasquez’

“Werdum has what it takes to submit or knock Cain Vealsquez out. I don’t agree when people say Werdum shocked the world against Fedor. There’s no such thing in MMA. It’s a fight and both fighters are ready. I won’t be shocked when Werdum defeats Velasquez. I already expect that… We know that Cain Velasquez...

Jun 21, 2014 10:16 am

Dana White: Cain Velasquez Is The Next GSP Level Star

“Cain Velasquez, too, we’re literally riding him down to Mexico. I wouldn’t even go to Mexico without Cain Velasquez. Cain Velasquez is a huge star, too. When you have an entire country that’s going to follow and support you, there’s nothing bigger than that. You can argue it’s Jon Jones, it’s Ronda (Rousey), they don’t...

Jun 17, 2014 9:02 am

PHOTO | Fabricio Werdum Autographs 100 Gloves

UFC Heavyweight title challenger Fabricio Werdum signed 100 gloves ahead of his match with Cain Velasquez. Check out the photo below courtesy of Werdum’s Instagram.

Jun 3, 2014 3:02 pm

Cain Velasquez Doesn’t Like Star Wars

Heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez joined Mario Lopez in an exclusive interview with Mario Lopez One-on-One on NUVOtv. The biggest shocker from the heavyweight champion came not when Cain said he is a big Katy Perry fan, but when he said he doesn’t like Star Wars! Check out the video below for the full video.

May 20, 2014 10:51 am

UFC Announces Official TUF Latin America Cast

  The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization can reveal the English-language version of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America will screen exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS for US subscribers. Filming is already underway in Las Vegas, with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez leading a Mexican team against No.1 contender Fabricio Werdum’s squad of fighters from across Latin American. The season is scheduled to premiere on UFC FIGHT PASS®,...

May 14, 2014 4:45 pm

‘TUF Latin America: Velasquez vs. Werdum’ Cast Revealed

The latest addition to the TUF family, ‘TUF Latin America’, started filming two days ago in Las Vegas. We learned of the coaching assignments last month during the UFC’s special press-conference in Mexico City and now we have the full cast. Mexican media outlet, Indiscutido was the first to break the news. Here’s that list:...

May 7, 2014 2:55 pm

Werdum on Velasquez: ‘I will break his game’

“He has a good stand up, a complicated game with boxing, muay thai and wrestling. He hits hard and has good takedowns. It’s hard to stop a fighter like that. My physical condition is going to be really important in this fight I will move a lot and avoid the clinch close to the fence....

May 6, 2014 3:45 pm

AKA Boss Believes Their Team Could Hold 4 UFC Titles

With UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez already atop the mountain, American Kickboxing Academy head coach, Javier Mendez believes he’s just the start. In a recent interview with’s John S. Nash, Mendez touched on his other prospects, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Josh Thomson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. His words: “I 100% expect Daniel [Cormier] to fight...

Apr 30, 2014 1:41 pm

AKA Boss: Cormier & Cain Both Beat Jon Jones

“Out of everybody that Jones has fought, Daniel’s going to be the one that’s not going to have an issue with his reach, that’s not going to have an issue getting inside. He is going to get inside. You know, what happens is gonna happen, but I guarantee you this, he’s going to go inside,...