Is Cain Velasquez married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Michelle Velasquez. They dated for a long time and finally celebrated their wedding on May 28, 2011. They are having a perfect time together as a husband and wife.
The couple welcomed a daughter named Coral Love Velasquez before their marriage on May 28, 2011. In November 2017, Velasquez announced that he and his wife would welcome their second child. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Velasquez:
Who is Cain Velasquez?
Born as Cain Velasquez, he landed the planet on July 28, 1982, which makes his age be 37 years old as of 2019. By profession, Cain is an American professional mixed martial artist and a successful wrestler. He is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where he has gained popularity for being the former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion.
He competed for the Mexican promotion Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide is a heavyweight competitor. He made his debut in WWE on the first episode of SmackDown on Fox on October 4, 2019. He appeared in the ring with Rey Mysterio (born on December 11, 1974) to beat Brock Lesnar who had attacked Mysterio and his son named Dominic Gutierrez (born on 5 April 1997).
Early Life and Education
Velasquez was born in 1982 and his place of birth is in Salinas, California, the United States of America. Talking about his family background, he was born to the parents named Isabel Velasquez (mother) and Efrain Velasquez (father). His father Efrain is from Mexico who entered the United States as an undocumented immigrant. However, his mother is an American born citizen.
Velasquez’s parents met in America which made Efrain hold American citizenship. Cain spent his childhood days in Yuma, Arizona with other two siblings named Efrain Jr. and Adela Velasquez.
Talking about hid education and academic achievements, he went to Kofa High School from where he started his wrestling journey by compiling a record of 110–10 in four years of wrestling. He was also interested in football which he played for about three years. During his senior days, he played both wrestling and football and was captain on both the teams. He used to play as a linebacker for his football team.
After completion of his high school graduation, he went to Iowa Central Community College where he goes victory in the NJCAA National Championship in the heavyweight (285 lb limit) division during his one season wrestling career in 2001-02. Later, he was transferred to Arizona State University and then went to wrestle for three seasons for the Sun Devils. He also fights against future UFC fighters like C.B. Dollaway and Ryan Bader during his time at Arizona State University.
Career and Professional Life
After completing his college education, Cain started his mixed martial arts career for which he joined American Kickboxing Academy. Under Dave Camarillo, he received a brown belt in Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu as well as a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Leandro Viera.
On October 7, 2006, he made his debut on MMA by fighting against Jesse Fujarczyk where he got victory in the first round by TKO. He also got victory over undefeated Jeremiah Constant at BodogFight by TKO at the 4-minute mark.
He gained wide popularity after debuting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on October 7, 2006, in a match against Brad Morris at UFC 83. He also won in the fight against Jake O’Brien at UFC Fight Night 14 in the first round by TKO. He continued his successful journey by also winning Denis Stojnić at UFC Fight Night 17.
At UFC 99, he competed against former kickboxer and heavyweight contender Cheick Kongo. He also fights against UFC newcomer Ben Rothwell whom he defeated by second-round TKO. On February 20, 2010, he faced former Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 110 and the victory made Cain earn the Knockout of the Night honors. He also received a fight with then-champ Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 for a UFC Heavyweight Championship.
In the fight between Velasquez and Lesnar, Velasquez got victory securing Knockout of the Night honors. By beating him via TKO in the first round. After losing the championship with UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Fabrício Werdum on June 13, 2015, he faced Travis Browne on July 9, 2016.
It was reported that Cain trained in the WWE Performance Center on July 19, 2018. There, his head coach was Norman Smiley and then went to appear in an NXT televised event.
An announcement made on March 2019 revealed that Cain signed a multi-match agreement with top Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide. He made his debut as a heavyweight competitor in 6 man trios action at Triplemanía XXVII. He was able to garner positive reviews and surprised the audience through his amazing athletic moves including hurricanrana.
Cain was the talk of the town when he appeared on the first episode of SmackDown on Fox on October 4, 2019, attacking Brock Lesnar. He was seen taking revenge supporting Rey Mysterio whose son was badly beaten by Lesnar in the previous week.
On 31st October 2019, he made his first WWE match against Brock Lesnar on the WWE Crown Jewel which took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at King Fahd International Stadium. However, he was defeated by submission and was unable to earn the WWE championship.
Cain Velasquez is married to Michelle Velasquez since May 28, 2011. They became parents to a daughter before their marriage in 2009. They expanded their family life by welcoming their second child as a son in 2018.
Talking more personal facts about Cain, he can also speak Spanish in addition to English. He has also appeared a guest star in Mexico’s Televisa Deportes as well as Spanish-language television networks Univision and Telemundo. He was also featured on the TBS late-night show Lopez Tonight as a guest.
Moving towards his body measurement, Cain Velasquez has a tall height of 6 feet and 1.5 inch or 187 cm. He weighs about 112 kilograms or 248 lb making him perfect for the heavyweight wrestling. He is blessed with brown colored eyes and carries black colored hair.
Cain is very serious about his fitness and never miss his workout schedules. He also has a “Brown Pride” tattoo on his upper chest which he refers to as a tribute to Mexican heritage.
Salary and Net worth
American professional mixed martial artist and professional wrestler Cain Velasquez has an estimated net worth of 5 million USD. He has been professionally active since 2006 and is going to create an outstanding performance in the WWE industry. He is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion after being signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Cain Velasquez is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia. He is active on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/officialcainvelasquez where he has amassed more than 1.1 million followers. Join him on Twitter @cainmma where he is active with over 920k followers now. The Facebook Page of wrestler Cain is reachable @officialcainvelasquez.