Cain
Velasquez
13-2-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #1 Heavyweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 15 fights.
Record: 13-2-0
Summary: Well-rounded

Fighter Info

From: Yuma, AZ USA
Fights Out Of: San Jose, California USA
Age: 32
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 240 lb ( 109 kg )
College: Arizona State University
Degree: Education

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1167
57% Successful
668
Types of Successful Strikes
0
668
35% Standing
28%
37% Ground
231
190
247
Striking Defense
57
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
77
43% Successful
33
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
29
0
Takedown Defense
86
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Cain Velasquez
Jun 13, 2015
88
96
4
1
0
1
1
0
R3 Submission
Cain Velasquez
Oct 19, 2013
123
46
2
0
1
1
1
0
R5 KO/TKO
Cain Velasquez
May 25, 2013
18
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Cain Velasquez
Dec 29, 2012
57
111
0
11
0
0
0
3
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Cain Velasquez
May 26, 2012
28
1
1
0
0
0
4
0
R1 KO/TKO
Cain Velasquez
Nov 12, 2011
7
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Cain Velasquez
Oct 23, 2010
9
31
1
1
0
0
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Cain Velasquez
Feb 20, 2010
23
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Cain Velasquez
Oct 24, 2009
62
3
5
0
0
0
3
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Cain Velasquez
Jun 13, 2009
29
21
7
1
2
0
11
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Cain Velasquez
Feb 7, 2009
88
7
1
0
0
1
1
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Cain Velasquez
Jul 19, 2008
24
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Cain Velasquez
Apr 19, 2008
36
1
0
0
0
0
3
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Cain Velasquez
Jeremiah Constant
BodogFight - St. Petersburg
Dec 16, 2006
13
6
4
0
0
2
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Cain Velasquez
Jesse Fujarczyk
Strikeforce - Tank vs. Buentello
Oct 7, 2006
13
1
2
0
0
0
2
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: I usually train three times a day, so in the morning, around 8, I go lift at Joe Grosso’s Elite Training. At noon, we’ll do our hard sparring, then come back and do jiu-jitsu, and then around 6:30 or 7 I’ll do an aerodyne workout for a half hour.

What ranks and titles have you held? UFC heavyweight champion, Two-time All-American in wrestling for Arizona State, Two-time Pac-10 Champion, junior college national champion for Iowa Central Community College.

What ranks and titles have you held? Two-time All-American in wrestling for Arizona State, Two-time Pac-10 Champion, junior college national champion for Iowa Central Community College.

Do you have any heroes? My parents

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The UFC is the "big show". It has the best fighters in the MMA arena.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I graduated from Arizona State with a bachelor’s degree in Education.

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked security for a nightclub.

Favorite grappling technique: takedown

Favorite Striking technique: knees


•    History-Maker: First Mexican-American fighter to win a heavyweight title in boxing or MMA

•    Uplifting an entire people: Dethroning of UFC champ Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 (Oct. 2010) was watched by millions of people in Mexico on Televisa (Spanish cable). Before the bout commenced, and even in its opening moments, many Mexicans and Mexican-Americans had feared for their hero, wondering how he would defeat such a monstrous and intimidating heavyweight who outweighed Velasquez by a good 25 or 30 pounds. Cain’s win set off an explosion of Mexican pride in homes and bars across Mexico and the U.S.

•    Dedicated his title victory to Mexicans and Mexican Americans

•    Has said he hopes to be a role model for future Mexican-Americans, noting that he found few Mexican role models to look up to his youth

•    Father, Efrain, and mother Isabel worked long hours in the hot fields picking lettuce for meager wages to support Cain and his two siblings. Cain credits his parents with instilling in him an extraordinary work ethic

•    Has never lost a single round of any fight

•    Born Salinas, Calif., also raised in Yuma, Ariz.

•    Graduated with degree in Education from Arizona State University

•    Two-time Division I All-American wrestler (5th in 2005, 4th in 2006), Two-time PAC-10 Champ

•    Two-time high school state champ (Arizona)

•    Junior college national champ (2002 at Iowa Central Community College, the same powerhouse program that Jon Jones attended and won a national title)

•    Guerilla jiu-jitsu brown belt under Dave Camarillo

•    Bilingual, speaks Spanish and English

•    Chest tattoo reads “Brown Pride”

•    After winning UFC title, appeared on George Lopez’s late-night talk show “Lopez Tonight”

Career

Trained With

Josh Koscheck
Josh Koscheck
19-10-0
( W-L-D )
Mike Swick
Mike Swick
15-5-0
( W-L-D )
Jon Fitch
Jon Fitch
27-5-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Minotauro Nogueira
Minotauro Nogueira
34-9-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Cheick Kongo
Cheick Kongo
28-8-2
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Brock Lesnar UFC® 121 LESNAR vs VELASQUEZ

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