Cain Velasquez is an American mixed martial arts fighter. He was born on July 28th and began his career in martial arts right after college, when he joined the American Kickboxing Academy. The 6-1, 240-pound Mexican-American is a brown belt in Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu and a NCAA Division I Wrestler, and is the current UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Velasquez made his MMA debut on October 7th, 2006 against Jesse Fujarczyk and finished the fight by technical knockout in the first round. Then, he faced Jeremiah Constant at BodogFight: St. Petersburg and he also won via TKO in the first round at the 4 minute.
Cain has fought for the UFC since 2008. His debut was against Brad Morris at UFC 83 and also won by TKO in the first round, but it was in 2010 when he became the first heavyweight champion of Mexican descent after defeating Brock Lesnar.
Velasquez defeated Lesnar via TKO in the first round, earning the UFC Heavyweight Championship and Knockout of the Night honors on October 23rd, 2010. However, he suffered a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and was expected to take between 6-8 months to heal.
His return was on November 12th, 2011 to headline the first UFC on Fox 1 event, where Velasquez suffered his first loss via KO at 1 minute and 4 seconds of the first round at the hands of then title contender, Junior dos Santos.
Cain recaptured his second UFC heavyweight championship by beating Junior dos Santos He is one of three men to have multiple reigns as undisputed UFC champion— Something to consider if you like to bet Cain Velasquez.
Velasquez has won 12 MMA fights, in which nine of the fights have resulted in knockouts, and still has just one loss in his resume. The other two wins were unanimous decisions against Junior dos Santos and against Cheick Kongo.
Cain Velasquez will meet Junior dos Santos in the main event of UFC 166 on October 19th in Houston. It will be the third time in less than two years that these two fighters meet with the heavyweight title at stake. UFC Cain Velasquez odds to win that fight are -180, while Dos Santos is at +150.