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Cain Velasquez Makes Jump to Pro Wrestling

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On Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez has signed a contract with AAA, where he will make his professional wrestling debut at their TripleMania 27 event.

Velasquez recently made his return to the octagon in January after a 2-year layoff, where he suffered an early KO loss to Francis Ngannou at UFC: Phoenix.

With a record of 13-3, Velasquez has made the most of his career in MMA. He holds wins over talents such as Cheick Kongo, Ben Rothwell, and Brock Lesnar.

Velasquez is a former 2-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, and with his unexpected jump to professional wrestling, he should fit right in. Most do not realize that Velasquez is a NJCAA National Champion, with a record of 86-5 at Arizona State University

With an opponent to be named at a later time, Velasquez will be training to make his AAA debut. The event will kick off on Saturday, August 3rd.

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Rami J. Hanna

Rami Hanna Jr. is an MMA writer. He is from Victorville, California and joined The Athletes Hub in 2016 to focus on his writing career, and serve as the lead UFC analyst.

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