Will Cain Velasquez Regain the Heavyweight Title at UFC 196?

Former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez is on a mission at UFC 196. Photo Courtesy: Adam Etheridge
Former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez is on a mission at UFC 196.
Photo Courtesy: Adam Etheridge

By Kyler Kuehler

Former two time UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez has had a lot on his mind since losing the title to Fabricio Werdum by submission at UFC 188 in June of 2015 and was almost silent for a while before coming back into the light to talk about what he planned to do.

Some fans believed that he lost from being out of action for close to two years causing him to lose some of his game plan where Werdum had time to improve and took control of Velasquez’s absence. Though the former champion does not leave any excuses to his loss and simply just says that ‘Werdum was the better man in that fight.’

With the immediate rematch set for UFC 196 on Feb. 6 and both fighters training hard leaves some fans to wonder if Cain Velasquez will be able to avenge his second loss and win back UFC gold as he did against Junior dos Santos back in 2012 where he would defeat him in two dominating performances that left the Brazilian warrior a different fighter from thereon out and reclaim the label as “The Baddest Man on the Planet.”

Though he is going into the rematch as the challenger, Velasquez is still considered a slight favorite in the fight as some believe that he is going to come back with a vengeance and do exactly what he did to dos Santos in their second and third meetings.

It is very possible that he could with his highly skilled wrestling techniques and extreme cardio along with his destructive striking. It seems that Velasquez still has a chance of regaining the belt. Though fans cannot over look Werdum’s phenomenal jiu-jitsu which has proven to be deadly time and time again as he has become a master of submission techniques and is that much more of a threat on the ground, which everyone saw in his first encounter with Velasquez.

But Velasquez never makes the same mistake twice and now that he has had plenty of time to improve his game and get back to his level of performance. Velasquez will look to make a statement and prove to the entire UFC and the world itself that he is indeed the true Heavyweight Champion and the “Baddest Man on the Planet.”

The rematch is on brother!