It’s been 19 long months since UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) last stepped into the octagon. On June 13, it will be up to Velasquez to remind everyone who the best 265-pounder on the planet is because there will be another man standing across the cage from him who also dons hardware.
While Fabricio Werdum’s belt is of the interim title variety, it’s still a strap, nonetheless.
To help fans remember who Velasquez is and how we got to this point, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has released an extended video preview for UFC 188.
Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez, who collide in the co-main event, are also featured in the video.
UFC 188 goes down inside Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico.
Please click the media player below to watch the promo:
Here is UFC 188’s official roster:
(UFC Fight Pass 6PM ET/3PM PT)
Albert Tumenov vs. Hector Urbina
Gabriel Benitez vs. Clay Collard
Augusto Montano vs. Cathal Pendred
(FX 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Johnny Case vs. Francisco Trevino
Alejandro Perez vs. Patrick Williams
Drew Dober vs. Efrain Escudero
Henry Cejudo vs. Chicao Camus
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Angela Hill vs. Tecia Torres
Yair Rodriguez vs. Charles Rosa
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nate Marquardt
Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez
Fabricio Werdum (UFC heavyweight interim champion) vs. Cain Velasquez (UFC heavyweight champion)