MMA-Paradise.com Fighter of The Month (February): Cain Velasquez

Each month MMA-Paradise.com will spotlight the fighter who made the most impact for that individual month. For the month of February we honor UFC Heavyweight Contender Cain Velasquez who became only the second man to stop Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on February 21st, 2010 at UFC 111: Nogueira vs. Velazquez.

Cain Velasquez

Height: 6’2″ (188 cm)
Weight: 245lbs (112 kg)
Reach: 77” (195,58 cm)
City: Yuma
Country: USA
Decent: Mexican
MMA Record: 7-0-0 (Win-Lose-Draw) 6 (T)KOs (83.33%) 1 Decisions (16.67%)
Association: American Kickboxing Academy (AKA)
Specialities: Boxing/Wrestling
Titles: Two-time All-American in wrestling for Arizona State, Two-time Pac-10 Champion, junior college national champion for Iowa Central Community College

Born July 18, 1982 in Salinas, California, an American born MMA fighter of Mexican descent. He’s a former 2-Time All-American collegiate wrestler from Arizona State and a Junior College National Champ at Iowa Central Community College. He is a two time 5A state champion in Arizona for Kofa High School located in Yuma, Arizona under Shawn Rustad & Marty Niblo. He currently competes in the UFC in the heavyweight division. Velasquez won his UFC debut at UFC 83 against Brad Morris due to strikes in the 1st round.

After making his UFC debut at UFC 83 Velasquez faced Jake O’Brien at UFC Fight Night 14. Velasquez won the fight via TKO in round 1. Velasquez then faced Denis Stojni? at UFC Fight Night 17. The fight was stopped in round two with Velasquez earning the victory via TKO. Velasquez’s last fight was at UFC 99 against Former Kickboxer and established UFC heavyweight Contender Cheick Kongo. Velasquez won the bout by a one sided unanimous decision victory. Velasquez was rocked a couple of times throughout the fight by straight punches from Kongo, although dominated every round on the ground following numerous take downs.

His last and most important fight was this past February at UFC 111 in Sydney, Austailia where he defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira knockout (Punches) at 2:20 of round 1, becoming the second man alongside Frank Mir to defeat Noguiera by way of knockout, and this lead to him becoming the standby fighter for a heavyweight title shot this summer.

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