Cain Velasquez Scouting Report

Cain Velasquez Scouting Report

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Cain Velasquez Scouting Report



cain velasquez scouting report

Cain Velasquez Scouting Report


6’1″ 243 lbs (Heavyweight)
77″ reach, Orthodox
July 28, 1982


14-3 (UFC: 12-3)

Current Streak

1 straight loss


Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
NJCAA National Champion in wrestling
NJCAA All-American in wrestling
Two-time NCAA All-American in wrestling

Championships Held

UFC Heavyweight Champion: 2010-2011 (no successful title defenses), 2012-2015 (two successful title defenses)



– elite wrestler
– vicious ground and pound
– crushing leg kicks
– relentless with his takedowns
– extremely accurate striker
– decent striking defense
– very active striker
– very good takedown defense
– very well coached
– above average reach for his height
– great at passing guard
– very aggressive fighter
– good cardio
– wears down opponents with his extreme pace & strength


– very, very injury prone
– height & reach is below average for the weight class
– hasn’t been in deep waters before – only went the distance twice in a fight
– can be knocked out
– doesn’t look for submissions
– is susceptible to counter strikes
– can be too aggressive
– long periods of inactivity recently
– got knocked out & hurt knee last fight




Cain Velasquez’s first time at the top of the sport was very short – his second reign was a bit longer.  Will there be a third?



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