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Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez held and charged with attempted murder

Cain Velasquez is being held and charged with attempted murder after an alleged shooting incident that involved an injured man on Monday.

According to a tweet from the San Jose Police Media Relations, Velasquez is the suspect arrested Monday in connection with the 3:14 p.m. incident that occurred near a local high school in Morgan Hill, California. He was booked into the Santa Clara County main jail.

The investigation continues into the motive and details.

According to TMZ, who was the first to report the the attempted murder charge, Velasquez is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday at noon local time.

Velasquez last appeared in the UFC in February 2019 at UFC on ESPN 1, where he lost via TKO to Francis Ngannou. He is a two-time UFC heavyweight champion, who also dabbled in the WWE from 2019 to 2020 and is currently associated with Lucha Libre AAA, a Mexican wrestling promotion.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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