PHOENIX, Ariz. — The return of Cain Velasquez is imminent.

one of, if not the greatest heavy weight in mixed martial arts history, Velasquez stands for quite a few. Throughout his reign atop the division he tore through rivals such as Brock Lesnar, Junior dos Santos along with Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira with relative ease, culminating at him earning gold. He was the ldquo;baddest man on the planet. ” However, a string of injuries have hampered the proud Mexican-American and forced him to look at from the sidelines because a fresh crop of heavyweights — such as the Ngannou that is terrifying — emerged.

Can ring rust and with a factor play? Has Ngannou gotten over his cardio issues? Can fans see the return of ldquo;vintage Cain? ” Or can Ngannou assert yet another scalp for his decoration case of competitions who have fallen to his thunderous fists? We asked the rest of the fighters on the card, as well as two or three coaches, due to his or her thoughts.


“Cain is going to win. He’s definitely going to utilize his wrestling to use that guy out. I’m pretty sure he punches hard at first but once you’ve wrestled to get a round or so, it’s going to be identical. ”

“I really like Cain. I’m definitely going to root for him regardless of what. I’m only honored to be on the undercard of this particular fight. ”

straight Emily Whitmire

“I absolutely h to see Cain get the win. I think it’s a big bargain he’s making his reunite on this particular card because he’s definitely going to bring a lot more of a fase or viewers’ eyes into the card, only based on Cain being on it. It’s a fantastic match up because Francis throws heavy and that opens him up for a ideal take down. So I think it produces a perfect match up. ”

“In case Ngannou strikes you, you then ’re going to sleep soundly. Don ’t get struck. However, together with Cain, there’s a great deal of questions because he’s been out for quite a while and it’s a tough fight to come back. Having some man only swing bricks in you right from the get go, it’s definitely going to be difficult to get he ring rust off very quickly and then he ’s going to get to. Therefore, maybe obtain a grappling in and follow it. When I was his trainers, Irsquo;d be a little nervous in the first round. When he makes it out of the first round and then he ’so ok, then it’s smooth sailing”

“I presume it’s good match up. They have a great deal of skills and that also I ’m curious to learn how Cain comes off this lay off. I’m a Cain enthusiast Therefore I’m leaning Cain Velasquez. ”

“I believe match up was best summed up when Dana White compared Francis’s power to some Ford Escort after which Cain was like ‘what the hell? It’SA damned Ford Escort. ’ I adored this. It’s nearly as authentic as it receives on this fight. Francis is at the fight whatsoever times, he could knock out anyone, and Cain was ceased before. As a gambling person, you’t have opt for Vegas right now with Cain being the most favorite. He’s probably perhaps one of the most dominant guys. I really like Francis too, but the smart money is about Cain. For mepersonally, as a superfan,” Cain is your best. Cain is the finest heavy weight. ”

Light Weight Scott Holtzman

“I understand I don’t want Ngannou to fool me. He would kill me. Consider exactly what ’d do into the average human being, he’d kill one of us. It’therefore hard to tell with Cain being out two decades. I understand I’m yanking for Cain, he’SA Phoenix native too. So I’m saying Cain has it done in the next round. ”

straight Cortney Casey

bantamweight Benito Lopez

“it merely takes on punch and Francis can be really a powerhouse. However, with that said, I’m a Cain Velasquez fan, of course I’m Mexican-American. He’s got the heart of a warrior and I think he’ll do it this weekend. ”

Light Weight Drakkar Klose

Curtis Blaydes

welterweight Bryan Barberena

straight Andrea Lee

“I really like this particular fight. I really like Cain Velasquez and I really like this particular style and Ngannou really is a dangerous S.O.B. and he’so coming from a big win when he wanted it after that Derrick Lewis fight. I’m hoping I move out without having to go to the hospital so that I can get back to the green room and can get in my struggle, grab some ice cream and watch it go down. ”

Feather-weight Andre Fili

heavy-weight

“I believe it is dependent upon that which Cain shows up. He’s got lots of ring rust and also a great deal of in activity, he’therefore quite a bit smaller [than Ngannou]. If Francis, it’s definitely going to get to be in the first round. After the first round, I don’t think he’so definitely going to succeed. So, he’s going to grab Cain quick or he’s planning to gas out. ”

bantamweight Jimmie Rivera

Who’s the pick?

  • 46%

    (4316 votes)

  • 53 percent
    Cain Velasquez

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