Cain Velasquez will defend the UFC heavyweight title against Antonio "Big Foot" Silva at UFC 160.

Cain Velasquez is one of the most popular fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and is one of the best wrestlers in the sport. During his brief career, he holds victories against some of the best fighters in the world and has suffered one brutal defeat. What are the biggest fights in his career?

Notable Wins

  • UFC 121: vs. Brock Lesnar for UFC Heavyweight Championship

Just 4:12 into his first title fight, Velasquez got the TKO win against Lesnar. It was a fight that Velasquez dominated and a fight that many were on the fence about whether he would get past the bigger and stronger Lesnar. It was his ninth straight victory to begin his professional career and was the second Knockout of the Night award he earned.

  • UFC 110: vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Before Velasquez got to Lesnar, he needed to get through Minotauro Nogueira. This fight didn’t make it to the midway point of the first round before Velasquez got the KO win against the tough Brazilian.

  • UFC 155: vs. Junior dos Santos for UFC Heavyweight Championship

After recovering from his first career loss by destroying Antonio Silva, Velasquez shocked dos Santos and the MMA community by running straight through the champion on his way to the unanimous decision win. It was a fight that proved that Velasquez was ready to be at the top of the division again.

Notable Defeat

  • UFC on Fox: vs. Junior dos Santos for UFC Heavyweight Championship

In their first venture on Fox, the UFC put these two men against each other for the heavyweight title. In a show that left many fans upset because there was just one fight televised to begin with, more anger was seen when dos Santos got the win just 64 seconds into the fight with a KO.