The UFC recently announced that they would hold their first ever card on Mexican soil this spring and now it is reported that the card will be headlined by heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez defending his belt against Fabricio Werdum. UFC 172 will take place on either April 19 or 26 in Mexico City, according to Spanish-language Milenio.com.
Velasquez' father came over the Mexico/U.S. border undocumented before building his family and life working in the States. The champion is proud of his ethnic heritage, sporting a "Brown Pride" tattoo across his chest and usually making his walk to the UFC Octagon with a Mexican flag bandana wrapped around his right fist.
The 31 year-old champ's last fight was a fifth round stoppage win over Junior Dos Santos in their rubber match. Velasquez has won four straight fights heading into the bout against Werdum.
The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu specialist Werdum has won three straight fights. Who do you pick in this showdown? Let us know in the comments section.
**** UPDATE: UFC president Dana White told Yahoo Sports that the report from Milenio.com is incorrect. Cain Velasquez injured his shoulder during his UFC heavyweight title win against Junior dos Santos at UFC 166 and may need surgery. Velasquez's fight has yet to be scheduled due to the injury.
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