Today a huge announcement was made on a UFC press call stating Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez – a two time All American Division 1 Wrestler for Arizona State University – would defend his title and undefeated Mixed Martial Arts record against dangerous Brazilian striker Junior Dos Santos who has won all of his UFC fights thus far.
The one hour special on the Fox Network is scheduled for November 12 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Velasquez last fought over a year ago beating then champion Brock Lesnar but sustaining a 90% rotator cuff tear during the bout which has had him sidelined and recovering all this time. The bout was originally thought to be the main event of the Pay Per View card UFC 139 a week later at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.
Velasquez trains out of the American Kickboxing Academy that was co-founded by Frank Shamrock with his role taken over by his student Bob Cook and has become a go-to destination for many collegiate and Olympic wrestlers wishing to make the transition to MMA.
For full coverage of the UFC announcement, check out Bloody Elbow.