Cain Velasquez (July 28, 1982) is an American professional mixed martial artist and professional wrestler signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where he is a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. As of August 3, 2019, he is #8 in the UFC heavyweight rankings. He is currently on hiatus from MMA, focusing on his professional wrestling career.
Professional wrestling career
On October 4, 2019, on the first episode of SmackDown on Fox, also marking the show's 20th Anniversary, Velasquez made his WWE debut, accompanied by Rey Mysterio. Velasquez confronted and eventually attacked Brock Lesnar after his WWE Championship victory, as a measure of revenge for Lesnar attacking Mysterio and his son, Dominick, earlier in the week. Velasquez took Lesnar down and pummeled him with punches before Lesnar eventually escaped and retreated from the ring.
Velasquez speaks English and Spanish. He has been a guest star on the Spanish-language television networks Telemundo and Univision, as well as Mexico's Televisa Deportes. In addition to his Spanish-language TV appearances, he was also a featured guest on the TBS late night show Lopez Tonight.
Velasquez is known for sporting a prominent "Brown Pride" tattoo on his upper chest. He says this tattoo is a tribute to his Mexican heritage.
Velasquez and his wife Michelle have a daughter born in 2009 and a son born in 2018. The couple married on May 28, 2011.
- Cain Velasquez's Official MMA Record
- Official UFC Profile
- Cain Velasquez's profile at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame
- Arizona State Wrestling Bio