Former UFC Heavyweight Champ Cain Velazquez Arrested For Attempted Murder

Cain Velazquez, two-time UFC Heavyweight champion, is currently sitting inside of Santa Clara County Jail without bail on attempted murder charges.

The San José Police Department announced the arrest on Twitter, posting the information along with Velazquez’ mugshot.

“Units are currently at the scene of a shooting near the intersection of Monterey Hwy and Bailey Ave. 

One adult male shot at least once transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

One suspect in custody. Unknown motive or circumstances….

Cain Velasquez was the suspect arrested yesterday in connection with this incident. He was booked into Santa Clara County main jail for attempted murder. 

The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time.”

Velazquez last fought in the UFC in February of 2019, when he was on the receiving end of a KO loss to the current champion, Francis Nngannou. Velazquez accumulated an MMA record of 14-3 with 12 wins by KO. He holds wins against a list of big names in the Heavyweight division, including Junior Dos Santos, Frank Mir, Randy Couture, Heath Herring, Travis Browne, and more. Velazquez was also the fighter to put a stop to Brock Lesnar’s championship run in 2010. He was a two-time Arizona High School State Champion wrestler and wrestled Division I NCAA for the Arizona State University Sun Devils. He holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Leandro Vieira.

This story is still developing.


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