Former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquezis is being targeted for the main event of UFC Phoenix on February 17. His opponent, Francis Ngannou, is one of the deadliest hitters in MMA.
“UFC is in serious talks to book Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou as the main event for UFC Phoenix on Feb. 17, according to multiple sources. The fight isn’t finalized just yet, sources say, but is currently moving in the right direction.”
Ngannou managed to stop his losing streak with 25-second knockout over Curtis Blaydes in their rematch at UFC Beijing.
For the former heavyweight king Cain Velasquez, this would be his first fight since UFC 200 in July 2016. He TKO’d Travis Browne in first round.