Velasquez hasn’t been in a lot of precarious positions but nearly saw his then-unbeaten mark blemished against famed Frenchman Cheick Kongo. The heavy-handed striker clipped Velasquez early on in the effort, dropping him and understandably causing some serious concern. However, Velasquez was able to recover, storming back to ultimately take Kongo down to the mat with consistency and punish him from above en route to a clear-cut decision win.
Heavyweight Cain Velasquez was heavily hyped from early on in his career and has lived up to it thus far with a 10-1 mark in the Octagon and two separate stints as UFC champion. He’s quick, powerful, precise, and as dangerous a wrestler as the division has ever seen. Velasquez is out to further cement his legacy as one of the sport’s elite competitors by taking out Junior dos Santos next weekend at UFC 166, potentially adding another big win to a resume full of them. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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