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Report: Combat Sports star Cain Velasquez charged with attempted murder

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to TMZ Sports, former UFC and WWE competitor Cain Velasquez has been booked into the Santa Clara County Jail following a shooting in California on Monday. He is facing an attempted murder charge.

There are very few details about the shooting at this time. We do know there a man was shot and was transported to a local hospital.

Former UFC star Cain Velasquez poses on the scale during his weigh-in for UFC 200
Cain Velasquez poses on the scale during his weigh-in for UFC 200 (Getty Images)

NBC Bay Area is reporting that the man, who was shot, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. NBC Bay Area reporter Damian Trujillo reported early this morning that he has no bail at this time.

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TMZ Sports is reporting that Velasquez will have a court hearing on Wednesday at noon PST.

The 39-year-old has not fought in the UFC since UFC on ESPN 1. He was defeated by Francis Ngannou by KO (Punches) in the first round.

His last win in the UFC was nearly six years ago. He defeated Travis Browne at UFC 200 by TKO (Punches) in the first round.

The heavyweight fighter, who trained out of the American Kickboxing Academy, has a 14-3 record in the MMA world. He knocked out 12 of his 14 opponents.

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After leaving the UFC, Velasquez dabbled in wrestling. He first signed with Lucha Libre AAA World Wide in 2019.

Following a brief stint there, Velasquez signed with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) leading up to their October 4th, 2019 debut episode of SmackDown on FOX. He competed in the WWE for several months before being released due to the WWE budget cuts from the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020.

Last year, he returned to Lucha Libre AAA World Wide on December 4, 2021 for their AAA TripleMania Regia from Estadio de Beisbol Montrerrey in Monterrey, Mexico. He was apart of the winning six man tag team match, as Velasquez, Pagano, and Psycho Clown defeated LA Park and Los Mercenarios (Rey Escorpion and Taurus).

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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