If They Fought, Velasquez Beats Fedor “Every Time” • MMA News
There’s little question that Cain Velasquez and Fedor Emelianenko are two of the best heavyweights in blended martial arts (MMA) historical past. Velasquez is a two-time UFC heavyweight champion and has proven to have probably the most versatile skillsets the division has ever seen. Throughout his heyday, Emelianenko was a dominant power who strung collectively a win streak of over 9 years.
In fact, each Velasquez and Emelianenko’s days of being undefeated are over. “The Last Emporer” at present has 5 losses on his MMA document. He’s, nonetheless, set to problem Ryan Bader for the vacant Bellator MMA heavyweight championship on January 26th. As for Velasquez, he has solely misplaced twice in his profession – as soon as to Junior dos Santos and the opposite to Fabricio Werdum. He’s at present getting ready to make his Octagon return after two years on February 17th.
He’ll face feared knockout artist Francis Ngannou within the headliner of UFC on ESPN 1. Not too long ago, Bader was interviewed by MMA Weekly and was requested in regards to the two heavyweight greats. If they have been to share the cage, Bader believes Velasquez beats Fedor “every time”:
“I don’t really have a one greatest. I do believe him and Cain are two of the greatest heavyweights of all time,” Bader stated. “Simply from what he’s achieved, he has this mystique about him, he doesn’t let too many individuals into his private life.
“He was wrecking people in PRIDE. I do think he’s up there top three. Do I think Cain is better? Yes I do. If they fought, I think Cain would beat him every time. That’s not taking anything away from Fedor, that’s just how good Cain is.”
What do you suppose would occur if Velasquez and Emelianenko shared the cage?