Cain Velasquez Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Cain Velasquez?
Cain Velasquez is an American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler born in California, July 28, 1982, but reared in Arizona. He began his sports career with both wrestling and football in public school. As a wrestler in high school, Cain would amass a 110-10 record during four years of competition. On the football team, he played the linebacker position, where he also served as captain.
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It would be this foundation of physicality and work ethic that would prove to be so integral to Cain Velasquez's later success on the highest MMA stages.
Immediately after high school, Cain Velasquez would attend Iowa Central Community College where he would win the NJCAA National Championship in the heavyweight division. From there, he would continue his wrestling career for the next three years at Arizona State University, where he would meet fellow eventual UFC veterans CB Dolloway and Ryan Bader. At Arizona State he would build a 86-17 record over 3 seasons and place 5th in the US in 2005 and 4th in 2006.
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How Old is Cain Velasquez?
Cain Velasquez was born on July 28, 1982. He is currently 39 years of age.
Cain Velasquez Family
Cain Velasquez was born in Salinas, California. His parents are Efrain and Isabel Velasquez. Efrain made the journey from Mexico as an undocumented immigrant and once in the US met Cain's mother Isabel who was born in the US. They would later marry which allowed Cain's father Efrain to obtain his US citizenship. Cain had two siblings, Efrain Jr. and Adela.
How Much is Cain Velasquez Worth?
Cain Velasquez is said to have a net worth of between $900,000 and $5 million dollars.
How Tall is Cain Velasquez?
Cain Velasquez is 6 foot 1 inch tall.
How Much Does Cain Velasquez Weigh?
Cain Velasquez weighs 248 lbs. He fought in the heavyweight division of the UFC.
Cain Velasquez Fight List
Cain Velasquez would begin his mixed martial arts career after finishing up his time at Arizona State. He would join American Kickboxing Academy and begin training under head coach Dave Camarillo.
In October of 2006, Cain Velasquez would make his debut on the Strikeforce stage defeating his first opponent by TKO in the first round. He would go on to win his second fight in the BodogFight organization, again in the first round via TKO.
From there, it was on the UFC for Cain Velasquez who made his debut at UFC 83 against Brad Morris, who he defeated in the first round via TKO. His next UFC fight would have him defeating Jake O'Brien at UFC Fight Night 14, once again via TKO in round one.
At UFC Fight Night 17, Cain Velasquez would find himself going deeper into the fight with Denis Stojnic and finishing him via TKO in the second round. This performance would earn him Knockout of the Night.
Cain Velasquez would quickly move up in level of opponent, facing Cheick Kongo and newcomer Ben Rothwell in his next two fights. He would defeat both opponents. This would set up his next fight against the legendary Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Many predicted that Nogueira's striking power greatly outmatched Cain Velasquez, but they were proven wrong as Velasquez would defeat Nogueira in the first round via TKO and earn himself his second Knockout of the Night honor.
With the win over Nogueira, Cain Velasquez earned himself a title shot against then UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. It would be at UFC 121 that Cain Velasquez would defeat Brock Lesnar via first round TKO, earning his heavyweight UFC title and another Knockout of the Night bonus in the process.
Cain Velasquez would go on to have wars with the likes of Antonio Silva and most famously Junior Dos Santos, who would briefly take the heavyweight title from Cain Velasquez. Despite the cast of the heavyweight division seemingly always plagued by injuries, Cain would return to fight Dos Santos and win back his title for the second time in dramatic and dominating fashion becoming the first fighter to post triple digit strikes and double digit take down numbers in one fight.
Cain Velasquez was slated to rematch Fabricio Werdum at UFC Fight Night 82 in February of 2016, but both fighters were forced to withdraw from the match due to injuries to both fighters.
Cain Velasquez' next bout would be against Travis Brown at UFC 200. He was able to win the fight via TKO at the end of round 1.
Cain Velasquez was next scheduled to rematch with Fabricio Werdum at UFC 207 at the end of 2016. The Nevada State Athletic Commission failed to approve this bout because during the fighter physicals and examinations, it was determined that Cain could not compete due to bone spurs on his back.
Cain Velasquez would break in his recently signed, four fight contract by fighting at the UFC's inaguaral event on ESPN against Francis Nggannou. Cain Velasquez would lose this fight via knockout in the first round.
In the Fall of 2019 would make an appearance on the WWE. After this appearance, it was revealed that Cain Veasquez would remove himself from the USADA testing pool because of his interest in following his wrestling coach. Cain would officially announce his retirement from MMA on October 11, 2019. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, his WWE career has been put on hold for the foreseeable future.
Cain Velasquez' Best Fight of All Time
Cain Velasquez' best fight would be his title shot and ultimate victory over then champion Brock Lesnar who had taken over the heavyweight division of the UFC. At UFC 121, Cain would defeat Brock via TKO, earning the heavyweight UFC title and a Knockout of the Night award.
Who Did Cain Velasquez Lose to?
Cain Velasquez has lost to only three of the best UFC fighters in history. Most recently he was defeated by Frances Ngganou by knockout.
Prior to that, Cain Velaskquez has been defeated by Fabricio Werdeum by guillotine choke submission. At UFC 155, Cain Velasquez would lose a decisiona against Junior Dos Santos.
Cain Velasquez Record
Cain Velasquez is currentholding a 14-3 victory.
Cain Velasquez Injuries
During his career, Cain Velasquez has had to deal with shoulder and knee issues, as well as bone spurs on his back which would prevent him from fighting in at least one instance.
Is Cain Velasquez Retired?
Cain Velasquez is currently retired from Mixed Martial Arts competition. After leaving the UFC, Cain Velasquez would make the transition to the WWE. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which affected all public sporting events such as those put on by the WWE, the organization was forced to cut Cain due to a lack of events. It is uncertain at this time as to whether he will return to wrestling.
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