Archive: Cain Velasquez

Jul 24, 2013 9:23 am

Roy “Big Country” Nelson Signs New Nine Fight Contract with the UFC

Detractors of one of MMA’s most recognizable fighters, both for his prominence inside the cage and unique look outside of it, will seemingly have a lot more to complain about in the immediate- and distant- future. Roy “Big Country” Nelson has just signed a reported nine-fight deal with the UFC, as told to MMA Junkie...

Jul 24, 2013 7:07 am

Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch Targeted For UFC 166

A middleweight clash between Luke Rockhold and Tim Boetsch is reportedly set for UFC 166 according to ESPN.com Both fighters are coming off of losses and will use this fight as a jumping-off point to re-enter the stacked middleweight rankings in an attempt to gain contender status. Rockhold last fought Vitor Belfort in May, losing...

Jul 3, 2013 2:20 pm

Nate Marquardt to Meet Hector Lombard at Welterweight at UFC 166

Two fighters coming off losses and both in the early stages of their respective welterweight careers, will do battle at UFC 166. Ariel Helwani reported the news earlier today that UFC veteran and former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nate Marquardt would do battle against former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard. For Marquardt, a knockout loss marked...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Cain Velasquez Vs. Junior dos Santos III Set For Oct. 19th In Houston

The conclusion to the greatest trilogy in UFC heavyweight history has been finalized! The third match between current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and former champion Junior dos Santos is set to take top billing for UFC 166 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on October 19th. UFC President Dana White made the announcement to...


Jun 18, 2013 6:39 pm

Junior dos Santos: Cain Velasquez hits like a girl

In an interview with the Brazilian Portuguese language radio show “Pânico” former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC) had the following to say about his UFC 166 opponent Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC): “I had no cut against Cain Velasquez, and he hits like a girl. He hit me a...

Jun 18, 2013 1:10 pm

UFC 166 Odds: Velasquez Opens Up as Favorite over Dos Santos in Trilogy Fight

UFC heavyweight champion has something to prove at UFC 166 as he faces off against former champion and era-rival, Junior dos Santos at UFC 166. Velasquez looks to defeat dos Santos for the second time in a row as he took his title back at UFC 155 as he defeated the Brazilian former champ via...

Jun 13, 2013 3:01 pm

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos Targeted for UFC 166 Main Event in Houston

  The third in a trilogy of exciting heavyweight title fights is now targeted for the main event of UFC 166 as heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (12-1) defends his title for the second time against former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos (16-2). Dana White told members of the media during a scrum for UFC...

Jun 10, 2013 11:04 am

Werdum Wants TUF Mexico Against Cain Velasquez

“For those who don’t know, I’m a commentator for the UFC in Spanish because I can speak in Spanish … after living for many years in Spain. I came to the UFC with the idea of doing an ‘Ultimate Fighter’ with (Cain) Velasquez in Mexico. I don’t know if he’s going to beat (Junior dos...

Jun 3, 2013 7:43 am

UFC Fan Expo 2013 Set To Feature Over 30 Fighters, Several Champions Included

The greatest fan experience of all time, The UFC Fan Expo, returns to Las Vegas this July in tandem with UFC 162: SIlva Vs. Weidman, and as always the athletes attending are high profile. This edition of the ‘Fight Week’ festivities will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 5th and 6th,...

May 30, 2013 10:33 am

PHOTO | Bigfoot Sends Out Alleged Proof Of Illegal Shots In Tittle Fight

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva quickly began protesting the TKO stoppage caused by the onslaught of Cain Velasquez last weekend at UFC 160, and the protest continues. “Bigfoot” initiated the claims that referee Marion Yamasaki called the fight too early at the UFC 160 post-fight press conference, and said he believed that the UFC heavyweight champ Cain...

May 28, 2013 12:03 pm

Salary Report: Cain Velasquez Tops UFC 160 Fighter Pay

UFC 160 took place last Saturday from The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas,Nevada. The Nevada State Athletic Commission emailed BJPENN.COM just moments ago with the official disclosed fighter payroll for all fighters on last weekends card. The UFC paid out a combined $1.5 million in fighter salaries last Saturday and topping the list...

May 28, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | Behind-The-Scenes – UFC 160: Velasquez vs. ‘Bigfoot’

Last weekend in Las Vegas the UFC put on a memorable night of fights capped off by Cain Velasquez vs. ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. If you were not able to attend the event, camera crews were on the ground catching all the action both in front and behind the stage.

May 27, 2013 3:51 pm

EXCLUSIVE | XFC’s Shah Bobonis (PART 1) Talks UFC 160 Results | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Shah Bobonis joined our boys over at BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio on Sunday night and talked about a few of the things happening in the MMA world right night. More notably Bobonis, who is currently training for his XFC fight coming up in three weeks, talked about this past Saturday’s UFC 160...

May 27, 2013 10:12 am

Dana White & Cain Velasquez See No Issue In Bigfoot Stoppage

  Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva left the cage last Saturday feeling like he didn’t get a fair shot against Cain Velasquez. While he did not protest the stoppage inside the cage, he did voice his concerns during the evenings post-fight media event. UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez believes the referee made the right call. “I thought...

May 26, 2013 12:01 am

Dana White: Velasquez Vs. JDS III A No-Brainer

Following a dominant performance by UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez over Antonio Silva, and Junior dos Santos knocking out a man with an iron chin in Mark Hunt, the match-up to be is obvious. Dana White agrees whole-heartedly, White told the media at the UFC 160 post-fight press conference, “No-brainer. If there was ever a...

May 25, 2013 1:28 pm

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot Main Card Live Play-By–Play & Results

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot goes down tonight on Pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. BJPENN.COM will be running a live play-by-play of the night’s pay-per-view card starting at 6:00 p.m. PT. The UFC 160 main card opens up with a lightweight bout between fan favorite, Donald Cerrone and  Strikeforce...

May 25, 2013 12:40 pm

EDITORIAL | Cain Still Reaching for “Legendary Champion” Status

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The world of MMA is a very harsh place. The saying, “he landed a lucky punch” never seemed to hold more weight than it does inside the UFC octagon. The rise and fall from fame and stardom can be extremely fast and unexpected, almost identical to a rollercoaster. Just ask Cain Velasquez....

May 25, 2013 12:10 pm

Mark Hunt Wants Title Shot With Victory Over JDS

Mark Hunt’s climb to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division is near its peak as the New Zealand fighter takes on the top-ranked contender in Junior Dos Santos tonight at UFC 160.  For the “Super Samoan,” a victory tonight should naturally bring his career to its zenith, with a shot at the UFC heavyweight...

May 24, 2013 8:45 am

Roy Nelson on His Chance of UFC Title Shot: ‘I am Barry Sanders’ of MMA

UFC fighter, Roy “Big Country” Nelson spoke with Bloody Elbow Tuesday night about his progression in the UFC’s heavyweight division.   Nelson (19-7) has been on a hot streak, winning his last three fights via first round T/KO in the past twelve months alone.  It was announced that he will be fighting Stipe Miocic at...

May 23, 2013 11:14 am

Gambler’s Odds: UFC 160 Heavyweight Edition

Gambling itself is risky; however, gambling on mixed martial arts is one of the most dangerous ways to wager your hard earned money. Before bets are placed, a bettor should look at every single fact that is available. Having a gut feeling and believing something unlikely could happen will not make it happen… you need...