Biography and Profile of Cain Velasquez

Courtesy of Sherdog.com

Biography and Profile of Cain Velasquez Introduction:

Are there a lot of Mexican American heavyweight fighters in MMA? No, but Cain Velasquez is one. Are there a lot of heavyweight fighters capable of throwing around their weight full tilt for an entire fight? No, but Cain Velasquez can. And those are just two of the reasons that Velasquez is a special MMA fighter.

Keep reading this bio to find out some of the rest of them.

Date of Birth:

Cain Velasquez was born on July 28, 1982 in Salinas, California

Training Camp and Fighting Organization:

Velasquez trains at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California. He fights for the UFC.

Martial Arts Background:

Many believe that a wrestling background is the best one to enter MMA from. If that's the case, Velasquez and the Junior College National Championship he won at Iowa Central Community College coupled with the two time All American accolades he achieved while at Arizona State certainly put him in a good position coming in. And that all came after he won the 5A state championships twice while competing for Kofa High School in Arizona.

Velasquez also holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Dave Camarillo.

Fighting Style:

Velasquez is a cardio and wrestling dynamo. He's extremely adept at taking opponents down, establishing ground control, and pounding on them.

His athleticism also comes through in the striking department, where he is more technically sound than he is often given credit for.

Personal Life:

Velasquez and his girlfriend have a daughter named Coral Love Velasquez (born on May 6, 2009).

Some of Cain Velasquez's Top MMA Victories:

Velasquez defeats Junior dos Santos by 5th round TKO at UFC 166: With his second consecutive victory over dos Santos, Velasquez cemented his place in UFC heavyweight history by winning the trilogy (and potentially their last fight).

 He simply out-willed and hustled his opponent, en-route to slamming and punching him out of the fight during the final stanza.

Velasquez defeats Junior dos Santos by unanimous decision at UFC 155: Avenging his only MMA loss at the time, Velasquez dominated with cardio and wrestling, smothering his opponent the entire fight.  Dos Santos was game but unable to mount much offense.  He was also hurt by strikes early in this fight.

Velasquez defeats Brock Lesnar by first round TKO: Lesnar, one of the most popular UFC fighters in the organization's history, took Velasquez down early.  But the AKA product got right back up, took his opponent down, and beat him up.  Huge victory for Velasquez, who took home the UFC Heavyweight Championship with the win.

Velasquez defeats Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by first round KO at UFC 110: This fight wasn't even close.  Velasquez clearly took home the technical and speed striking advantage early on.  Then he knocked his opponent down with a right and finished soon after.  Beating an MMA legend will always make anyone's best of list, and such was the case here for Cain.