There’s little query that Cain Velasquez and Fedor Emelianenko are two of one of the best heavyweights in blended martial arts (MMA) historic previous. Velasquez is a two-time UFC heavyweight champion and has confirmed to have most likely probably the most versatile skillsets the division has ever seen. All through his heyday, Emelianenko was a dominant energy who strung collectively a win streak of over 9 years.
The truth is, every Velasquez and Emelianenko’s days of being undefeated are over. “The Final Emporer” at current has 5 losses on his MMA doc. He’s, nonetheless, set to drawback Ryan Bader for the vacant Bellator MMA heavyweight championship on January 26th. As for Velasquez, he has solely misplaced twice in his occupation – as soon as to Junior dos Santos and the alternative to Fabricio Werdum. He’s at current preparing to make his Octagon return after two years on February 17th.
He’ll face feared knockout artist Francis Ngannou throughout the headliner of UFC on ESPN 1. Not too way back, Bader was interviewed by MMA Weekly and was requested with regard to the 2 heavyweight greats. If they’ve been to share the cage, Bader believes Velasquez beats Fedor “each time”:
“I don’t actually have a one best. I do consider him and Cain are two of the best heavyweights of all time,” Bader said. “Merely from what he’s achieved, he has this mystique about him, he doesn’t let too many people into his personal life.
“He was wrecking individuals in PRIDE. I do assume he’s up there high three. Do I believe Cain is healthier? Sure I do. If they fought, I believe Cain would beat him each time. That’s not taking something away from Fedor, that’s simply how good Cain is.”
What do you suppose would happen if Velasquez and Emelianenko shared the cage?