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Cain Velasquez

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Win Rate
82 %
Finish Rate
86 %
Decision Win %
100 %

Cain Velasquez

Age
39
Height
6' 1 (185 cm)
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
United States
Main Division
Heavyweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Leandro Vieira
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
black_belt
Biography
Caín Ramirez Velasquez is a Mexican-American professional wrestler and retired mixed martial artist, currently appearing for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide . That same year, Velasquez embarked on a professional wrestling career, firstly working for the Mexican Lucha Libre promotion AAA before moving to the American WWE promotion. In April 2020, he was released from his WWE contract due to budget cuts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Combat Approach
He moves forward constantly, giving opponents very little room to land clean strikes, all while utilizing powerful and extremely swift punching combinations. If Velasquez knocks his opponent to the ground during a fight, he often uses grappling skills to maintain a dominant position while he continues to strike from above. Velasquez has also been praised consistently for his cardiovascular training; he has tremendous endurance that allows him to continue to fight aggressively after his opponents have become exhausted, earning him the nickname "Cardio Cain".
Fighter Trivia
He has been a guest star on the Spanish-language television networks Telemundo and Univision, as well as Mexico's Televisa Deportes. In addition to his Spanish-language TV appearances, he was also a featured guest on the TBS late night show Lopez Tonight. Velasquez is known for sporting a prominent "Brown Pride" tattoo on his upper chest.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Heavyweight Championship (Two times). Two successful title defenses
  • UFC: Two successful title defenses
  • UFC: Knockout of the Night (Three times) vs. Denis Stojnić, Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, and Brock Lesnar
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Travis Browne
  • UFC: 2nd most knockout wins in UFC Heavyweight history (10) - tied with Junior dos Santos
  • UFC: Highest significant strike percentage in the heavyweight division (57.62%)
  • UFC: Most takedowns in UFC heavyweight history (34)
  • UFC: Most total strikes landed in heavyweight history (1464)
  • UFC: Two successful title defenses
  • Sherdog: 2010 Fighter of the Year
  • Sherdog: 2010 All-Violence 1st Team
  • Sherdog: 2012 All-Violence 1st Team
  • Sherdog: 2013 All-Violence 1st Team
  • MMA Live: 2010 Fighter of the Year
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Most Outstanding Fighter (formerly Shootfighter of the Year) (2013)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I All-American (2005, 2006)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: Pac-10 Conference Championship (2005, 2006)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: Pac-10 Conference Wrestler of the Year (2005)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 285 lb – 5th place out of Arizona State University (2005)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 285 lb – 4th place out of Arizona State University (2006)
  • National Junior College Athletic Association: NJCAA Junior Collegiate Championship (2002)
  • National Junior College Athletic Association: NJCAA All-American (2002)
  • USA Wrestling: FILA Junior Freestyle World Team Trials Winner (2002)
  • USA Wrestling: ASICS Tiger High School All-American (2001)
  • USA Wrestling: Western Junior Freestyle Regional Championship (2001)
  • USA Wrestling: Western Junior Greco-Roman Regional Championship (2001)
  • Arizona Interscholastic Association: AIA Division I High School State Championship (2000, 2001)
  • Arizona Interscholastic Association: AIA 5A Conference Championship (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)

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