Report: UFC Hoping to Book Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez
By FCF Staff
Cain Velasquez could be returning to the cage in the coming months, as according to a new report, the UFC is hoping to book a bout between the former champ and Francis Ngannou for February.
ESPN’s Ariel Helwani is reporting that talks are ongoing for a Ngannou – Velasquez fight to headline the UFC’s February 17th card in Phoenix.
Velasquez (14-2) hasn’t fought now since July, 2016, when he stopped Travis Browne. The heavyweight has competed just twice since 2013 due to injuries.
Ngannou (12-3), meanwhile, is coming off a quick, stoppage win over Curtis Blaydes in November after losing consecutive fights to Stipe Miocic and Derrick Lewis.