The biggest fight of the year hits Anaheim, CA this Saturday, November 12 when the UFC® makes its debut on Fox with the heavyweight championship of the world on the line. Team BSN®’s Cain Velasquez will defend his title for the first time against dangerous young heavyweight Junior dos Santos in a thrilling clash of the two premier strikers in the division.
Cain has spent the past year recovering from shoulder surgery to repair an injury sustained during his title-clinching destruction of former champ Brock Lesnar back at UFC® 121. Now fully healed with a successful training camp behind him, Cain will be looking to build on his unblemished 9-0 professional record and continue to cement his place as the undisputed king of the MMA landscape. However, dos Santos will provide Cain with perhaps his toughest test yet, as the young Brazilian is an expert striker with textbook form and tremendous power in both hands. As deadly as Cain’s own stand-up game is, this should prove to be a truly explosive matchup. One area where Cain should have a decided advantage is on the ground; his stellar wrestling background should allow him to control the fight if it goes to the mat, and his ground-and-pound attack can be absolutely brutal. Both men are exceptional athletes, so stamina shouldn’t be a problem for either. Of course, with the way these two like to mix it up, this fight might never see the fifth round.
The fight is a milestone for the UFC®, and certainly for Cain himself. After shocking the MMA world with how quickly and completely he dominated the monstrous Lesnar, it’s now time for Cain to begin building his championship legacy. Tune in this Saturday at 9 PM EST on Fox and catch all the action as the combat sports event of the year unfolds!
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