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Friday, Dec 14, 2018

Report: UFC Hoping to Book Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez (photo via UFC)

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.

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posted by FCF Staff @ 10:30 am
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