Dana White Confirms Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou • MMA News

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Dana White has confirmed ultimate week’s report of Cain Velasquez making his long-awaited return to rivals at UFC on ESPN 1 when Velasquez headlines the cardboard reverse Francis Ngannou. ESPN broke the knowledge of White’s affirmation late Friday evening. UFC on ESPN 1 takes place February 17th from the Talking Stick Resort & On line on line casino in Phoenix, Arizona.

The ultimate time we seen Cain Velasquez in movement was on the landmark UFC 200 event, the place he turned in a dominant effectivity over Travis Brown, knocking him out throughout the very first spherical. Cain Velasquez is a two-time UFC heavyweight champion who some take into account is actually essentially the most gifted heavyweight throughout the historic previous of the UFC. And when the reigning champion of the division echoes that opinion, it presents you a glimpse into how dominant and spectacular Velasquez has been when energetic.

Welcoming Cain Velasquez once more will most likely be none other than Francis Ngannou, who ultimate competed ultimate month at UFC Wrestle Night time time 141 the place he obtained once more on observe from back-to-back losses by incomes a TKO victory over the one that was arguably the most well-liked heavyweight throughout the division, Curtis Blaydes. At current ranked #three on the planet, a victory over Ngannou will immediately catapult Velasquez correct once more into the rankings and straight into title competitors, the place he might most likely prove to be a three-time world champion. Likewise, a victory over Cain Velasquez may be ample to earn the knockout artist a possibility at redemption in a second potential crack on the heavyweight championship.

With this bout now confirmed by Dana White, the current UFC on ESPN 1 card now comprises:

Main Event: Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou

Jimmie Rivera vs. Aljamain Sterling

James Vick vs. Paul Felder

Cynthia Calvillo vs. Cortney Casey

Bryan Barberena vs. Vicente Luque

Andre Fili vs. Myles Jury

Alex Caceres vs. Kron Gracie

Andrea Lee vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith

Jessica Penne vs. Jodie Esquibel

Aleksandra Albu vs. Emily Whitmire

Scott Holtzman vs. Nik Lentz

Luke Sanders vs. Renan Barão

Manny Bermudez vs. Benito Lopez

Who do you take into account will get the win on this heavyweight blockbuster? Cain Velasquez or Francis Ngannou?

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