Cain Velasquez Cleared To Participate In Pro Wrestling Event In Arizona

Cain Velasquez
Cain Velasquez Credit: Dave Mandel/

Tempe, AZ – Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been granted permission to participate in a pro wrestling event in Arizona on December 3rd at Mullett Arena.

News of the decision was first reported by MMA Junkie.

Velasquez, 40, is out on $1 million bail on charges including attempted murder with a deadly weapon. He was limited to staying at home, but that will be temporarily waived for this event.

Judge Arthur Bocanegra granted Velasquez’s request to participate in the event after hearing from the defense attorney. Velasquez will not be required to wear GPS monitoring during the event, but will be required to hire and pay for a police officer to travel with him.

The district attorney did object to the motion, but was ultimately overruled.

Velasquez will participate at AAA Lucha Libre Worldwide in Tempe on Dec. 3rd at Mullet Arena which is home to the Arizona State Sun Devils where he wrestled in college.

Velasquez has wrestled for AAA before following a short run in WWE.

He faces seven charges including attempted murder when he allegedly chased and shot at the man accused of molestation of his 4-year-old son. Velasquez allegedly shot the step-father of the accused during the chase.

Velasquez next hearing will be Dec.28th.


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