Has anyone heard any rumors on potential opponents for Cain?
Cain Velasquez to return at February's UFC Fight Night 17
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Dec 15, 2008 at 10:58 am ET
UFC heavyweight prospect Cain Velasquez (4-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will next fight in February at UFC Fight Night 17, though he can't reveal his opponent.
The American Kickboxing Academy fighter confirmed the bout during a video interview with Steve Cofield of ESPN Radio and Yahoo! Sports.
It'll be Velasquez's first fight since a recent clash with UFC management over a video-game agreement that nearly forced the fighter -- and his AKA teammates -- out of the UFC.
However, a day after UFC President Dana White said he was kicking Velasquez and Jon Fitch out of the UFC, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta spoke to the fighters, and they now remain on the UFC roster.
UFC Fight Night 17 takes place Feb. 17 and airs on Spike TV. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently reported, the event will take place at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla.
After first-round TKO victories at an October 2006 Strikeforce event and a December 2006 BodogFIGHT show, Velasquez had trouble finding opponents who were willing to fight him. So, he signed with the UFC earlier this year.
Velasquez made his octagon debut in April and defeated Brad Morris via first-round TKO. Three months later, he did the same to Jake O'Brien.
Velasquez has posted four first-round TKO victories in four career fights. The average time per victory is just two minutes and 33 seconds.
For the latest on UFC Fight Night 17, check out the UFC Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com.