Cain Velasquez's Blogs

  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    Cain Velasquez: Heart of a Warrior - Cain Velasquez's account of his rise and reign atop the UFC. From making history as the first ever Mexican-American UFC heavyweight champion, to his epic trilogy against Junior dos Santos, and the remarkable family bonds that forged him.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum - Preview show for UFC 188 in Mexico City.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Best of the Lighter Weightclasses - Fight finishes from the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight and lightweight divisions, including the best from superstars such as Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Donald Cerrone and more.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Training Day
    American Kickboxing Academy

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum - Preview show for UFC 188 in Mexico City.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum - Official weigh-ins for the competitors.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum - Preview show for UFC 188 in Mexico City.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 8: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Lightning Strikes Twice - The Blackzilians and American Top Team select their next fighters, setting the stage for an unexpected rematch.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights - CES MMA XXIX
    Chuck O'Neil fights Dominique Steele; Greg Rebello meets Tyler King; Matt Bessette faces Khama Worthy; live from Lincoln, R.I.

    9:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Boxing
    Premier Boxing Champions - Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) takes on Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4, 16 KOs) in the main event. From UIC Pavilion in Chicago.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum - Official weigh-ins for the competitors.

    11:15 p.m. ET Spike TV: Countdown to Unfinished Business: Kimbo vs. Shamrock
    Sitting down with Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock in front of a live studio audience with host Jimmy Smith.

    11:30 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 385 - Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discuss UFC 188; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello break down CES MMA 29; Ken Shamrock, Cain Velasquez and Jimmy Birchfield.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Flashback
    Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III - A new look at the final chapter of this trilogy. Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos clash for the UFC Heavyweight belt at UFC 166.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez stage epic slugfest.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 - The last fight in the Dos Santos/Velasquez trilogy.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    Cain Velasquez: Heart of a Warrior - Cain Velasquez's account of his rise and reign atop the UFC. From making history as the first ever Mexican-American UFC heavyweight champion, to his epic trilogy against Junior dos Santos, and the remarkable family bonds that forged him.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum - Preview show for UFC 188 in Mexico City.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 8: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Lightning Strikes Twice - The Blackzilians and American Top Team select their next fighters, setting the stage for an unexpected rematch.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum - Preview show for UFC 188 in Mexico City.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 8: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Lightning Strikes Twice - The Blackzilians and American Top Team select their next fighters, setting the stage for an unexpected rematch.

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  • UFC 188 ‘Embedded’ Episode 1 By: Mike Fridley

    On Episode 1 of UFC 188 Embedded, interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum leads cameras inside the mountainous private retreat he’s turned into a training camp. An hour to the east in Mexico City, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez alternates between training and tourism with his team.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Tuesday



    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Coming Home Part 2

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    Cain Velasquez: Heart of a Warrior - Cain Velasquez's account of his rise and reign atop the UFC. From making history as the first ever Mexican-American UFC heavyweight champion, to his epic trilogy against Junior dos Santos, and the remarkable family bonds that forged him.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum - Preview show for UFC 188 in Mexico City.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Blood Brothers

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Coming Home Part 2

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    Cain Velasquez: Heart of a Warrior - Cain Velasquez's account of his rise and reign atop the UFC. From making history as the first ever Mexican-American UFC heavyweight champion, to his epic trilogy against Junior dos Santos, and the remarkable family bonds that forged him.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Blood Brothers

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  • Countdown to UFC 188: Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum By: Mike Fridley

    Go inside the training camps of UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and interim champ Fabricio Werdum as they prepare for battle at UFC 188.

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  • UFC Full Fight: Cain Velasquez Clobbers ‘Minotauro’ By: Sherdog.com Staff



    In 2010, Cain Velasquez earned the most significant victory of his young career at UFC 110, when he knocked out Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 2:20 into the opening stanza of their heavyweight tilt.

    Velasquez returns to the Octagon at UFC 188 on June 13, when he faces Fabricio Werdum in a heavyweight unification title bout in Mexico City.

    Follow the jump for reader comments

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Condit vs. Kampmann II - Bubba McDaniel vs. Brad Tavares; Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez; Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker; Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon; Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos; Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann. From Indianapolis.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Melendez vs. Sanchez - Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez is an enhanced replay, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art cameras, and exclusive new sound.

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    12:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    1:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 5: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Wounds

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 6: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Fight through the Pain

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Top 10

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Heavyweight Champions

    11:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III - A new look at the final chapter of this trilogy. Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos clash for the UFC Heavyweight belt at UFC 166.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Frankie Edgar - Host Karyn Bryant sits down with UFC star Frankie Edgar to discuss his career.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Urijah Faber - The career resurgence of Urijah Farber.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Team AKA - Fights from some of the biggest stars who train at San Jose's American Kickboxing Academy. Featuring Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson and Luke Rockhold.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Women - When the UFC introduced the women's bantamweight division its new athletes brought an unprecedented level of charisma and skill to the sport.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche The first women's fight in UFC history.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rising Stars - See the wild finishes that put up-and-coming fighters on the fast-track to becoming big stars. With Conor McGregor, Cat Zingano, Myles Jury, and more.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Frankie Edgar - Host Karyn Bryant sits down with UFC star Frankie Edgar to discuss his career.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Urijah Faber - The career resurgence of Urijah Farber.

    9:00 p.m. ET Spike TV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator MMA Live 137

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    The Ultimate Fighter Champions

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 156: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar Featherweight title fight.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 4: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Boiling Point

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Heavyweights - The greatest finishers from the heavyweight division including Cain Velasquez, Minotauro Nogueira, Junior dos Santos, Andrei Arlovski and more.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rare and Unusual Knockouts - Flying knees, spinning kicks and backfists are just a few of the methods used to end fights in this episode of UFC Ultimate Knockouts. Featuring Carlos Condit, Travis Browne, Dennis Siver, Renan Barao and more.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rising Stars - See the wild finishes that put up-and-coming fighters on the fast-track to becoming big stars. With Conor McGregor, Cat Zingano, Myles Jury, and more.

    10:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: Sports Spectacular
    Fight Night: Cage Fury

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Frankie Edgar - Host Karyn Bryant sits down with UFC star Frankie Edgar to discuss his career.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Public Enemy Part 2

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The Takeover

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    The Suite Life

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    Body & Mind

    7:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Notorious
    Tell José I'm Coming

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Lines Drawn

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2; Dos Santos vs. Hunt - Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez prepares to defend his belt against Antonio Silva while former champion Junior dos Santos looks to make a case for another title shot against fellow heavy hitter Mark Hunt.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 121: Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 1: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Rumble In South Florida

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 2: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Battle Lines Drawn

    9:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Fight Nigh New Jersey

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 21 Episode 3: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians: Settling the Score

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