This weekend (Sat., June 13, 2015) heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will finally return to the cage after nearly two years off due to shoulder and knee injuries to face interim champ Fabricio Werdum in a title unification bout in the main event of UFC 188 from the Arena Mexico in Mexico City.
He’s been out for so long that it’s hard to remember his pure brilliance when he’s actually able to make it to the cage. But when he does, there’s no denying that the champ brings an almost-perfect mix of technical striking precision, power, wrestling chops, and a smothering ground game to make him nigh-impossible to beat inside the Octagon.
Velasquez has had an illustrious run in the UFC otherwise, dispatching several of the world’s top heavyweights with relative ease during his rise and reign at the top. Heading into his long overdue title defense at UFC 188, let’s take a look back at Velasquez’ greatest wins.