Former heavy weight winner Cain Velasquez is prepared to make his long awaited return to the Octagon at which he’ll face Francis Ngannou at the major event for its very first major UFC card ESPN on Feb. 17 at Phoenix.
UFC president Dana White supported the fight to ESPN on Friday night.
Velasquez will when he dished out a first round TKO against Travis Browne, making his first appearance since UFC 200 at 20-16.
Since that time, Velasquez was working with injuries that have kept him sidelined for more than two years but now he appears healthy and prepared to restart his livelihood.
Velasquez will provide a opportunity to headline the first major UFC card ESPN not exactly eight years after he headlined the very first UFC on FOX card at 2011.
Unfortunately on that night he suffered a knockout to Junior dos Santos and he’ll try to avoid that same fate when shooting on a second heavy-handed fighter this time around.
Ngannou will check out put himself back to title contention if he struggles at February following a magnificent first round lawsuit against Curtis Blaydes at November.
He then followed that up with a lackluster outing against Derrick Lewis at July that made many wonder when heor even rsquo;d ever climb back up the ladder .
That question was answered by him rather emphatically Ngannou will attempt to do exactly the exact same into Velasquez when they clash in February.