Velasquez vs. Nogueira this weekend

Mako

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Saturday, a major fight in the HW division will be taking place as Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira faces off with unbeaten Cain Velasquez. Winner of this fight puts themselves in a good spot, to face whomever survives the Lesnar-Carwin-Mir triangle.

I am a big fan of both fighters, and think Velasquez has as high of a ceiling as any of the current HW on the UFC roster (Yes, I include Lesnar in that mix). With that said, I think Nogueira will prove too much for him to handle. While Cain is adequate in BJJ, Nogueira is on a different level.

I think Cain's best shot here is to try and take Nogueira down and keep him down, which is a hell of a lot easier said than done. I do think if he's able to, and avoids any mistakes, he has a shot. However, Cain is still very young in this sport, and I think Nogueira is too good on the ground for Cain to handle.
 
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