Anyone that has had the pleasure of witnessing former Division I wrestling powerhouse Cain Velasquez wreaking havoc across the heavyweight landscape of mixed martial arts over the last four years knew it had to happen eventually, and according to UFC President Dana White that day has come.
Velasquez has been confirmed as the guaranteed challenger to the winner of this Saturday evening’s UFC 116 showdown between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin.
The news was first reported by MMAJunkie.com, who quoted White as stating, “Cain fights the winner of this fight, probably as soon as possible.
“Cain’s been waiting a long time.”
Velasquez sports an unblemished record of 8-0 during his time spent in the sport while training alongside UFC vets such as Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch at the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California. Finishing 7 of his 8 victories via KO or TKO, Velasquez has notched impressive victories over the likes of Cheick Kongo, Ben Rothwell, and most recently, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
The winner of the bout between Lesnar and Carwin this weekend in Las Vegas will be crowned the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion along with being recognized as the best fighter in the division with the recent shocking upset submission defeat suffered by Fedor Emelianenko at the hands of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Fabricio Werdum that took place this past weekend under the Strikeforce banner.
The undefeated and freakishly talented Velasquez will soon get his opportunity to fill that coveted role. The role as the ruler of the most feared division in combat sports.