At UFC 196, Cain Velasquez looks to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship for the third time in his career, as he rematches the current UFC Heavyweight Champion and the last man to defeat him, Fabricio Werdum.
The last time we saw Cain fight was back at UFC 188, where he lost his heavyweight crown by guillotine to Werdum in the third round. Many fight fans and analysts attribute Werdum's win to the fight being contested in high-altitude city of Mexico City. Fabricio made the trip down to Mexico many weeks earlier to acclimate, Velasquez did not.
The next time they fight will take place on February 6th in Las Vegas, a city much closer to sea level, so no excuses this time fight fans.
But prior to this loss by Cain, he was being talked about as one of the best heavyweights in the sports history. Now we look at Fabricio in with the same amount of awe and invincibility that Cain showed prior to this fight.
This bout has legacy written all over it and will be the defining moments that will determine which fighter will be talked about ten years from now along with greats like Fedor and Big Nog.
So let’s take a look back to a time where Cain Velasquez was taking his first crack at UFC gold. This was way back in 2010 at UFC 121, in one of the biggest fights in UFC history. This fight was against the then champion and huge crossover-superstar Brock Lesnar. This fight was so huge that is still ranks in the five for most PPV buys at just over a million.
Relive the moment where we saw the crowd favorite Brock Lesnar get exposed as an incomplete mixed martial artist and the moment where Cain became champion.