I certainly think so... Although most like to believe that Cain is still predominantly a wrestler since it's his base & all other skills don't measure up in comparison. Cain's come a long way since entering the octagon (relatively inexperienced being 2-0) & going on a tear to become champ, twice! We were made to believe he had 'pillow fists' after being rocked hard in each round against Kongo & was criticized for being unable to finish him (just like JDS vs Cain 2 where JDS had no power left after being rocked hard in rnd 1) However, his striking has improved drastically over the years & he has managed to knock down hard all opponents since then, even KOing Big Nog who was then known to have an iron jaw at the time. Of course he didn't knock down Rothwell at all (who indeed has a great chin) but then again he did so against JDS, twice! (who indeed has an iron chin) Cain currently has the distinction of having the most (T)KO's in the UFC HW div (9 in total) Some may see this as being overrated, as they're mostly TKO's & not true KO's Or perhaps Cain's striking is still underrated despite all this? IMO I like to agree that Cain's striking is extremely well balanced & equally as dangerous as any one punch KO artist the division has to offer. Who agrees that Cain can knock down hard anyone @ HW & his striking should be feared on par with his wrestling?