Cain Velasquez Net Worth
Cain Velasquez net worth and salary: Cain Velasquez is a Mexican-American professional wrestler and retired professional mixed martial artist who has a net worth of $4 million. He is a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Early Years: Velasquez was born on June 28, 1982, in Salinas, California. His father Efrain move to the U.S. from Sinaloa Mexico as an undocumented immigrant. His mother Isabel was born in America. Cain is one of three children of his parents. He has a brother Efrain Jr. and sister Adela. Velasquez was raised in Yuma, Arizona and graduated from Kofa High School. He wrestled all four years of high school and compiled a record of 110-10 on his way to winning the 5A Arizona Wrestling Championship twice. He also played football for three years in the position of linebacker. During his senior year, he was captain of both his wrestling and football teams.
After high school, Velasquez enrolled at Iowa Central Community College. He wrestled there in the 2001-2002 season and won the NJCAA National Championship in the heavyweight division. The following year, he transferred to Arizona State University, where he wrestled for the Sun Devils for three seasons and put together a record of 86-15, good enough for. 5th in the country in 2005 and 4th in 2006. As an NCAA Division I wrestler at ASU, his teammates included future UFC fighters Ryan Bader and C.B. Dollaway.
Career: Velasquez started his mixed martial arts career right after college, joining American Kickboxing Academy. Velasquez is a brown belt in Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu under Dave Camarillo and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Leandro Viera. He made his MMA debut on October 7, 2006, against Jesse Fujarczyk, which he won by TKO in the first round. Next, Velasquez faced off against then-undefeated Jeremiah Constant and won via TKO in the first round at the four-minute mark.
Velasquez made his UFC debut against Brad Morris at UFC 83 in April 2008 and won by TKO in the first round. In his next fight, against Jake O'Brien at UFC Fight Night 14 in July 2008, he won via TKO in the first round. Next up was Denis Stojnic at UFC Fight Night 17 in early 2009, which was stopped in the second round with the victory via TKO awarded to Velasquez. During UFC 99 in June 2009, Velasquez faced off against Cheick Kongo and emerged victorious, winning the bout by unanimous decision. Velasquez then defeated Ben Rothwell at UFC 104 in October 2009 in the second round by TKO.
Velasquez then entered a match against former Pride Heavyweight Champion and former Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira as an underdog in UFC 110 in February 2010. However, Velasquez once again emerged with the win via TKO in the first round. This win gave Velasquez his first UFC Heavyweight Championship title fight. He fought then-champion Brock Lesnar for the title in UFC 121. He sustained a torn rotator cuff in that fight and underwent surgery for it.
Velasquez returned to the ring in November 2011 to defend his title against Junior dos Santos. He had his first loss in this fight via KO at 1 minute and 4 seconds into the first round. He rebounded in his next match, defeating Antonio Silva in a first-round TKO. A Velasquez-dos Santos rematch was set for UFC 155. Velasquez won that fight with a unanimous decision to recapture the UFC Heavyweight Title. Velasquez won his next two (re)matches against Antonio Silva and Junior dos Santos.
At UFC 188 in June 2015, Velasquez lost to UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum in the third round. He then beat Travis Brown at UFC 2000 via TKO at the end of the first round. He lost his next match, via knockout in the first round to Francis Ngannou on the inaugural ESPN event UFC on ESPN1 on February 17, 2019.
In October 2019, Velasquez announced his retirement from MMA.
In 2019, Velasquez signed a multi-match agreement with the top Mexican Lucha Libra promotion company Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide as a heavyweight competitor. He made his debut at Triplemania XXVII in a six-man trios action, teaming up with Cody Rhodes and Psycho Clown against Texasn Jr., Taurus, and Killer Kross. Velasquez secured the win for his team when he got Texano Jr. ins a Kimura Lock.
On October 4, 2019, on the first episode of the 20th Anniversary of Fox's "SmackDown," Velasquez made his WWE debut with Rey Mysterio, coming out to confront and eventually attack Brock Lesnar after his WWE Championship victory as a measure of revenge for Lesnar attacking Mysterio and his son, Dominick, earlier in the week. Velasquez took Lesnar down and pummeled him with punches before Lesnar eventually escaped the ring and retreated. Velasquez then got scheduled to face Lesnar for the WWE Championship on October 31, 2019, in his in-ring debut. At that fight at Crown Jewel, Lesnar retained his WWE Championship in 88 seconds making Velasquez tap out to the Kimura Lock. After the match, Lesnar attacked Velasquez with a steel chair and delivered an F-5 onto another steel chair, before Rey Mysterio intervened and saved him.
Personal Life: He married his girlfriend Michelle on May 28, 2011, and their daughter Coral Love Velasquez was born on May 6, 2009. Their son was born in 2018. Velasquez speaks English and Spanish fluently. He has been a guest star on Spanish-language television networks as Telemundo and Univision. He also appeared as a featured guest on Lopez Tonight which airs late night on TBS. Velasquez also appeared in the music video "Te Siento" for Wisin & Yandel.
Salary Highlights: Cain Velasquez earned $450,000 for his fight against Francis Ngannou on UFC on ESPN1 on February 19, 2019.
Real Estate: In 2014, Velasquez and his wife listed their 5,100 square foot estate in Gilroy, California for $1.7 million. The home was built in 1999 and sits on more than two acres. A month later, the price was dropped to $1.6 million.
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 28, 1982 (37 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|