Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez Could Be Returning To Octagon This February
Cain Velasquez (14-2) is considered by many to be the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time. He last fought back in July of 2016 where he defeated Travis Browne via submission.
The 36-year-old American Kickboxing Academy product plagued with various injuries over the past few years which prevented his subsequent return to the UFC Octagon. Back in October one of Velasquez’s teammate and training partner Josh Thomson revealed on social media that former champion is healthy and ready to fight.
It looks like wheels are in motion for Cain Velasquez’s highly anticipated return to Octagon.
Earlier this evening, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani has reported that Cain will likely to lock horns against dangerous knockout artist Francis Ngannou in the main headliner of UFC on ESPN 1 which takes place on February 17th in Phoenix, Arizona. This fight card will be promotion’s first to air on the ESPN channel.
“UFC is in serious talks to book Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou as the main event for UFC Phoenix on Feb. 17, according to multiple sources. The fight isn’t finalized just yet, sources say, but is currently moving in the right direction.” Helwani tweeted.
UFC is in serious talks to book Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou as the main event for UFC Phoenix on Feb. 17, according to multiple sources. The fight isn't finalized just yet, sources say, but is currently moving in the right direction. https://t.co/ujYDrFevm4
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 14, 2018
Francis Ngannou, who’s coming off a 45-second knockout win over Curtis Blaydes in their rematch at UFC Fight Night 141 in Beijing last month. The victory put ‘The Predator’ back into winning column after suffering consecutive loses at the hands of Derrick Lewis and Stipe Miocic. The showdown will be intriguing to say at least, as Ngannou is good in standing and striking department, while Cain’s wrestling skills are outstanding.
So feel free to share your opinion between Ngannou and Cain who’ll emerge victoriously? Are you excited to see this matchup?