Cain Velazquez to Return at "Fight Night 17"

Written by Tom Ngo
December 15th, 2008

UFC heavyweight Cain Velazquez will make his return to the Octagon February 7th at UFC’s “Fight Night 17.” The undefeated Velazquez has not fought since his victory over Jake O’Brien at “Fight Night 14” in July.  The event will be taking place at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida, the UFC’s first ever event in the city.

Velazquez’ camp, The American Kickboxing Academy, confirmed the bout during an interview with Steve Cofield of ESPN Radio and Yahoo! Sports.  Although no opponent has been confirmed, AKA assured Velazquez fans that the  4-0 fighter will be back in action in February.

Here are the other fighters Rumored to be competing on the night’s event:

Cain Velazquez vs. TBD
Rob Emerson vs. Kurt Pellegrino
Joe Lauzon vs. Hermes Franca
Amir Sadollah vs. Nick Catone
Mac Danzig vs. Josh Neer

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