Cain Velasquez Fresh from UFC Win; Dismisses Idea of Fighting Daniel Cormier

Cain Velasquez is fresh from his impressive win over Junior dos Santos in UFC 155 headline match; he won via unanimous decision as the two fighters met for the second time in the octagon in December 29, 2012 which was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

After this victory everyone is asking who will be next in line to challenge Velasquez for the title. Many guessed if Strikeforce standout Daniel Cormier will be the next one to fight Velasquez however Cormier rejected the idea for as long as the title is in the hands of Velasquez who is his teammate at the American Kickboxing Academy.

Velasquez was interviewed after the fight and he said: “I wouldn’t [fight Cormier]. This is my friend, my teammate and my coach. If you want to see us fight, go to AKA three days a week.” This was the fighter’s revelation to Fox Sports while sitting next to Cormier during the post-fight interview.

Velasquez also narrates what happened during his fight with dos Santos at UFC 155. “A lot of times before this fight, I was envisioning the way it would go, but to actually go out there and do it with all the pressures of finally being in there [felt great]. I wanted to come in lighter and faster. I knew he was really fast with his movement and everything else, and I wanted to be in good shape to be able to move at any angle and just be quick.”

He further told Fox about what exactly was going on in his head during the fight: “A lot of stuff in my head was just [me thinking]. ‘Keep a strong pace.  Pressure him to top and then look for stuff with the legs.’ It was always up and down and I never really slowed down.” He added: “I just had it in my head that I needed to put a lot of pressure on him and do what I wanted to do. That high-paced wrestling style breaks a lot of people when they’re not used to it.”

Velasquez’ preparations in the gym together with Cormier really made him meet his opponent in the Octagon. He commented that there was so much fuss while dos Santos was being introduced but he somehow proved the fighter wrong.

Bobby Green Debuts versus Jacob Volkmann at UFC 156

Bobby Green is one of the most impressive and bankable fighters in MMA. He is also the latest addition from Strikeforce to the UFC family. His transition to UFC was welcomed with a match at UFC 156. He will face Jacob Volkman on February 2, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

UFC 156 is an event fans are waiting for with a pay-per-view broadcast headline fight between featherweight title holder Jose Aldo and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. This event also has a featured match between Alistair Overeem as he returns to the cage with a license by the Nevada Athletic Commission and Antonio Silva

Bobby “King” Green is a 26 year old lightweight from Fontana, California Country, United States and he has a superb 19 win and only 5 loss records in his professional MMA career. His last fight at Strikeforce was a victory over Matt Ricehouse at Strikeforce – Rousey versus Kaufman in August 2012 via unanimous decision. This was his fourth consecutive win battling fighters like James Terry, James Reese and Charon Spain. His last defeat was way back in June 2011 as Gesias Cavalcante at Strikeforce/M1 Global- Fedor versus Henderson where he suffered a loss via split decision.

His opponent at UFC 156 is Jacob “Christmas” Volkman, a 32 year old lightweight fighter from White Bear Lake, Minnesota Country, United States. He also has an impressive career stat with 15 wins and only 3 losses ever since he started his professional MMA career. His last fight was a victory over Shane Roller at UFC on FX 5 –Browne versus Bigfoot via submission in just 2 minutes and 38 seconds of round 1 in October 2012. Before this win however, he was defeated by Paul Sass at UFC 146 –Dos Santos versus Mir in May 2012 via submission in less than two minutes of round 1. Before this defeat he has enjoyed five consecutive wins since March 2010 up to December 2011. He has defeated excellent fighters like Efrain Escudero, Danny Castillo,  Antonio McKee and Paul Kelly to name a few. When Christmas first started out as a pro, he had an undefeated record from September 2007 when he defeated Chaylen Rader at Cage Fighting Xtreme 6 until May 2009 when he won over Kevin Knabjain in Bellator Fighting Championships 7-8 via submission in just less than 2 minutes of round 2.

 

Caros Fodor versus Sam Stout at UFC 157

A lightweight match is sure to spice up UFC 157 when Caros Fodor, the latest Strikeforce fighter to move to UFC, is pitted against Sam Stout. UFC is on February 23, 2013 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California, USA. This fight is also a historical first for UFC as it features its first ever women’s title bout matchup between champion Ronda Rousey and her challenger Liz Carmouche. UFC 157 will also feature great fighters like Lyoto Machida versus Dan Henderson, Urijah Faber versus Ivan Menjivar, Josh Koscheck versus Robbie Lawler, Chad Mendes versus Manny Gamburyab and so much more. The match between Fodor and Stout was first reported by The Canadian Press on Friday.

Caros “The Future” Fodor is a 28 year old lightweight fighter from Kirkland, Washington, USA. He has 7 wins and 2 losses in his young MMA professional career. His last Strikeforce event was a submission loss to Pat Healy at Strikeforce – Tate versus Rousey in March 2012. Before this loss, he had 5 consecutive wins defeating Strikeforce fighters like Justin Wilcox, James Terry, David Douglas, Derek Getzel and Ousmane Thomas Diagne. The Future will prove his skills as he meets Stout on the Octagon next year.

Fodor’s opponent is Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout. He is also 28 and he hails from London, Ontario, Canada. He has 18 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw in his professional MMA career. He has recently suffered a loss in the hands of John Makdessi at UFC 154 – St. Pierre versus Condit in November 2012 via unanimous decision. Before this loss was a win against Spencer Fisher at UFC on FX 4 –Maynard versus Guida in June 2012 via unanimous decision. During the course of his professional career, Stout has defeated great fighters like Joe Lauzon, Matt Wiman, Per Eklund, Martin Grandmont, Fabio Holanda and so much more.

UFC 157 is headlined by a fight between Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey and Liz “Girl-rilla” Carmouche. These two impressive women are both from California; Rousey is from Santa Monica while Carmouche is from San Diego. Both are fierce fighters and have managed to defeat fiercer fighters during their professional career. However, Rousey appears to have a better advantage with a trademark armbar move that has made her reach a perfect 6 win and no loss career. She is clearly the champ to watch out for at UFC 157.