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It is not so long ago when wrestlers were known to dominate the heavyweight division. During the times wherein the division is just at its early stage, three wrestling-based fighters held its belt: Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, and Randy Couture, who won the title two times.
It’s no surprise that the division’s current kingpin, Cain Velasquez, also has a strong wrestling base. Just like Couture and the rest of the former title holders in the list, the current UFC heavyweight champ uses his wrestling prowess to take down opponents at will and ground and pound them en route to a dominating victory.
It is also important to note that Velasquez and Couture not only possess excellent takedown and ground striking skills but also crisp boxing skills, which they use to set up takedowns or to pick their opponents apart during standup exchanges.