Cain Velasquez
Jul 9, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Travis Browne (blue gloves) fights Cain Velasquez (red gloves) during UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports


This fight makes too much sense for Lewis. Velasquez has a long injury history, but when healthy he’s one of the scariest men on the planet. He’s no longer in his prime but he is still a credible name.

Velasquez has only fought four times since capturing the heavyweight title at UFC 155, but injuries have slowed him down over the years. The former champion has not fought since UFC 200, but his last match ended in a victory against none other than Travis Browne.

A fight between Lewis and Velasquez would serve as a title eliminator, with the winner poised to fight the winner of Miocic-Dos Santos. Velasquez-Lewis could easily serve as the main card on a PPV, or headline any televised UFC event.

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