Archive: Cain Velasquez

May 19, 2013 4:45 pm

Mark Hunt Receives His Visa; Set to Fight Dos Santos This Weekend at UFC 160

By Jake Chastain | After an odd sequence of events it seems that things for Mark Hunt and his scheduled appearance for UFC 160 next weekend against Junior Dos Santos are back on track. We gained word about two weeks ago that Hunt, who stepped up to face Dos Santos after Alistair Overeem pulled out of...

May 15, 2013 11:05 am

Cain Velasquez Bringing Whole New Strategy Into ‘Bigfoot’ Rematch

“This is a whole new fight. Obviously, we saw what Bigfoot can do in his past two fights. I can’t take him lightly. He’s a special competitor and is really dangerous in the Octagon. I don’t see this as anything less than a hard, grueling fight… I’m fine with rematches. As far as motivation, I’m...

May 14, 2013 3:45 pm

UFC making progress on Mark Hunt visa issue

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) The UFC has been working tirelessly to get Mark Hunt back to the United States in time for his co-main event bout with Junior Dos Santos a week from Saturday. Hunt was in New Zealand, and encountered some trouble with his visa when trying to fly to the states due to...

May 13, 2013 1:05 pm

Cain Velasquez predicts that Junior dos Santos will beat Mark Hunt

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is looking to defend his belt against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on May 25 at UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2. If Velasquez (11-1) defends his belt against Silva (18-4), he would possibly face the winner between Junior dos Santos (15-2) versus Mark Hunt (9-7). They’re also slated to fight...


May 13, 2013 9:36 am

UFC 160: Mark Hunt Thinks Dos Santos Will “Try to Take the Fight to the Mat”

  Mark Hunt and Junior Dos Santos are set to fight at UFC 160 in what promises to be an exciting battle between two high-level strikers- only Mark Hunt believes that Dos Santos won’t be willing to exchange punches and kicks on the feet for long.   Mark Hunt (9-7) is riding an impressive 4-fight...

May 7, 2013 11:03 am

Brian Bowles is Back and Refocused for UFC 160

Brian Bowles is making his return to the Octagon later this month at UFC 160, his first appearance since losing to Urijah Faber in November 2011.   The bantamweight fighter out of Athens, Georgia entered the fight with Faber with a 10-1 record; his only loss coming at the hands of current UFC champ, Dominick...

May 6, 2013 10:02 am

Daniel Cormier: Junior dos Santos Has the Best Chance of Beating Cain

“I think Junior dos Santos has the best chance of beating Cain, but the rest, they’re not beating him. They’re not good enough.” These are strong words for the UFC heavyweight division, and Daniel Cormier has made it clear he feels that the only challenge to his training partner Cain Velasquez’s title is JDS. In a...

Apr 29, 2013 6:09 pm

VIDEO | UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva Preview

It’s a night of heavy hands and heavy stakes, as Cain Velasquez, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt invade Las Vegas for UFC 160.

Apr 29, 2013 6:01 pm

Dana White: Junior dos Santos will get title shot with a win at UFC 160

Junior dos Santos may have lost the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez last December, but he has a chance for an opportunity to get it back. At the UFC 159 post-fight press conference at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., UFC President Dana White said that dos Santos (15-2) will be the No....

Apr 26, 2013 10:31 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Daniel Cormier: AKA has to be considered the best camp in MMA – We are all home grown | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Following a victorious debut into the UFC, Daniel Cormier spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about the team behind the fighter, the American Kickboxing Academy of San Jose, CA.   Cormier, winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and a two-time US Olympic wrestler, carries with him more experience than most fighters making...

Apr 18, 2013 8:38 am

Cormier: Jon Jones Is The Best Fighter In MMA

“I think really Cain, but just so it’s not like I’m picking my teammate, I think the best guy right now honestly is Jon Jones. He’s the best right now, and he’s gotten better because he’s learned to fight with his length. Complement that with his cardio and physical gifts, and he’s the best guy.”...

Apr 10, 2013 10:24 am

Gunnar Nelson injured, Rick Story in against Mike Pyle

Welterweight Gunnar Nelson announced via his personal twitter account that an undisclosed injury, suffered during his preparations to fight Mike Pyle, will require surgery, which has forced him to withdraw from the bout at UFC 160. Rick Story will replace the icelandic rising star on what is scheduled to be the FX main event. Therefore,...

Mar 28, 2013 9:45 am

Betting Odds: Glover Teixeira Opens as Favorite Over James Te Huna | UFC NEWS

According to BestFightOdds.com, Glover Teixeira will be favored over James Te Huna in their match at UFC 160.  Teixeira (20-2) is riding an 18-fight win streak coming into the fight, last defeating Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC on FOX 6.  His opponent, James Te Huna (16-5), has won his last four fights.  A fight with...

Mar 25, 2013 10:08 am

Cain Velasquez Says His Body Proves He’s An All Natural Fighter | UFC NEWS

  With the UFC’s recent cut of heavyweight fighter, Lavar Johnson, who failed his UFC 157 post-fight drug test with testosterone levels consistent with steroid use, the Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) debates have opened once again.  In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, denounced PED’s and...

Mar 15, 2013 8:53 pm

Dana White: “Mark Hunt Could Earn Title Shot With a KO of JDS” | UFC NEWS

  Following the UFC 158 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White told a group of reporters that Mark Hunt may not be too far from a shot at the heavyweight title.  “It’s crazy to say,” said White, “but if he knocks Junior Dos Santos out, how is this guy not next in line?”  ...

Mar 14, 2013 9:32 am

Junior dos Santos opens as a big favorite over Mark Hunt | UFC News

Two of the hardest hitters in the heavyweight division will collide at UFC 160 this May, and not surprisingly, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has opened as a large favorite over former K1 Champion Mark Hunt. Bestfightodds.com currently has JDS as an early 4.6-to-1 (-460) favorite to defeat the “Super Samoan”. Junior dos...

Mar 9, 2013 8:29 am

Mark Hunt vs. Junior dos Santos official for UFC 160 | UFC News

Two of the hardest hitting heavyweights will collide at UFC 160, as it was announced today that Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will meet former champion Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in the evenings co-main event. Earlier this week, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) pulled out of the highly anticipated fight...

Mar 5, 2013 7:57 pm

Dave Meltzer Claims That Ronda Rousey is the Fifth Biggest PPV Draw in the UFC

When the UFC finalized the plan to make Ronda Rousey the headliner of UFC 157 there were many fans and analysts that were certain that the company had just made a critical mistake. There was no way in hell that women fighters, let alone the first women fighters to step foot inside the UFC octagon,...

Feb 27, 2013 1:41 pm

Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan Official For UFC 160 | UFC News

  Former UFC lightweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens (20-9) has made the drop to featherweight following a three fight losing streak. Stephens will take on promotional newcomer, Estevan Payan (14-3) at UFC 160. Stephens is returning after a first round knockout loss to Yves Edwards back at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz back in...