Tito Ortiz Claims Cain Velasquez Wants Winner Of Alberto Del Rio Fight

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will be fighting under the Combate Americas banner in December. Ortiz takes on former mixed martial artist and longtime professional wrestling star Alberto Del Rio (also known as Alberto El Patron). The fight goes down from Hidalgo, Texas on December 7. Speaking to Bloody Elbow recently, Ortiz discussed […]

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will be fighting under the Combate Americas banner in December.

Ortiz takes on former mixed martial artist and longtime professional wrestling star Alberto Del Rio (also known as Alberto El Patron). The fight goes down from Hidalgo, Texas on December 7. Speaking to Bloody Elbow recently, Ortiz discussed his current run with Combate Americas, noting he actually has a couple of fights on his contract with them.

He then added an interesting tidbit, claiming Combate’s Campbell McLaren has spoken to former UFC heavyweight champion, and newly-acquired WWE star, Cain Velasquez. Velasquez is apparently interested in fighting the winner of Ortiz vs. El Patron. Ortiz is open to it if he can meet Velasquez at 205 or 210 pounds.

“It’s not a one and done deal with Combate. I signed a three fight, two year contract with them. So there will be a fight after,” Ortiz said. “Campbell [McLaren] actually talked to Cain Velasquez and he said he’d like the winner of this. If Cain Velasquez can get to 205, I’m in. If he can make it to 210 I’m in.”

As for his matchup with El Patron, Ortiz isn’t giving the former WWE Champion much of a chance against him inside the cage.

“His chances in the fight are pretty much slim to none,” Ortiz said. “I’ll give him that puncher’s chance. He’s a big guy. I didn’t realize how big he was until we came face-to-face.”

What do you think about Ortiz claiming Velasquez could fight in Combate Americas?

 

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Tito Ortiz Willing To Fight Cain Velasquez At 210 Pounds

UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz isn’t opposed to sharing the cage with Cain Velasquez if the bout were contested at light heavyweight or a 210-pound catchweight. Ortiz is a member of the Combate Americas roster. He’s scheduled to do battle wit…

UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz isn’t opposed to sharing the cage with Cain Velasquez if the bout were contested at light heavyweight or a 210-pound catchweight. Ortiz is a member of the Combate Americas roster. He’s scheduled to do battle with former WWE superstar Alberto El Patron on Dec. 7. While Ortiz is focused […]

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Cain Velasquez Dominates But Taps To Brock Lesnar At WWE Crown Jewel (Highlights)

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez made his WWE debut in a losing effort at Crown Jewel. Velasquez took on current WWE champion Brock Lesnar in what was a rematch of their heavyweight title fight that took place at UFC 121 back in October 2010. The rematch was more of the same as it was […]

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez made his WWE debut in a losing effort at Crown Jewel.

Velasquez took on current WWE champion Brock Lesnar in what was a rematch of their heavyweight title fight that took place at UFC 121 back in October 2010.

The rematch was more of the same as it was Velasquez who dominated much of the two minute affair as he dropped Lesnar with a headkick and started landing strikes. However, Lesnar caught him with a kimura lock ultimately leading to the submission win.

He would proceed to put a beatdown on Velasquez soon after. You can see the highlights below:

What did you think of the fight?

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Brock Lesnar Submits Cain Velasquez At WWE Crown Jewel

Brock Lesnar is still a WWE champion as he submitted Cain Velasquez at WWE Crown Jewel in just minutes. The event was in Saudi Arabia and it was Velasquez’s first big match in WWE after confronting Lesnar earlier this year. He is also officially …

Brock Lesnar is still a WWE champion as he submitted Cain Velasquez at WWE Crown Jewel in just minutes. The event was in Saudi Arabia and it was Velasquez’s first big match in WWE after confronting Lesnar earlier this year. He is also officially signed to the promotion after retiring from the UFC. In the […]

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Bellator 231’s Jake Hager Discusses Splitting Time With AEW & MMA (Interview)

Jake Hager returns to the Bellator cage this weekend and while he has already got some buzz from his appearance in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Hager is not taking fighting in MMA lightly. During Bellator’s media day session in New York City, Hager talke…

Jake Hager returns to the Bellator cage this weekend and while he has already got some buzz from his appearance in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Hager is not taking fighting in MMA lightly. During Bellator’s media day session in New York City, Hager talked about how he will handle the sport of MMA and the […]

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Dana White ‘Totally Cool’ With Cain Velasquez’s WWE Move

Cain Velasquez is no longer a UFC fighter as he recently signed with the WWE — and he had the full blessing of Dana White as well. Velasquez entered the pro wrestling world earlier this year before recently debuting in the WWE earlier this month. It was later revealed that he had signed a multi-year […]

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Cain Velasquez is no longer a UFC fighter as he recently signed with the WWE — and he had the full blessing of Dana White as well.

Velasquez entered the pro wrestling world earlier this year before recently debuting in the WWE earlier this month. It was later revealed that he had signed a multi-year contract with the company and had officially retired from the UFC.

Following UFC Boston this past Friday, White detailed how he got the call from the WWE as he wished Velasquez nothing but success:

“I got a call from WWE,” White said (via MMA Junkie). “I knew. I knew what they were thinking. I was totally cool with it from the minute they called me.

“They didn’t even ask me. They were just looking for Cain. I figured that’s exactly what they were going to do because it completely makes sense. …I’m happy for him, I’m happy for his family, and I hope he does well like Ronda did and makes a lot of money. I hope the fans over there love him.”

Velasquez’s last few years in the UFC were plagued with injuries, having fought just once since 2016. In many ways, the pro wrestling world is even more brutal for one’s body which was why White was initially skeptical about the former UFC heavyweight champion’s prospects.

However, after seeing some of the stuff that he did during his appearances at AAA, White was left impressed:

“Cain’s had some rough injuries that have happened,” White explained. “The guy’s been a professional athlete for a longtime – a collegiate athlete. He’s a super nice guy. When it looks like it’s the end of your career and you’re looking at what to do next, it’s always hard for these guys to figure out what’s next.

“‘Where do I fit? What do I do?’ I was always like, ‘How’s Cain going to wrestle? He’s going to have problems with his body in MMA.’ Then I saw him doing the ‘loobra libay,’ (or) whatever they call wrestling with the mask on. I was like, ‘Goddamn, he’s pretty good.’ It’s cool.”

Do you expect Velasquez to be the next big WWE star?

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