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UFC Hopes for October Return for Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez

Cain VelasquezUFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is recovering well from shoulder surgery that delayed his first title defense and is on track to return to the Octagon in October, UFC President Dana White said after Wednesday’s UFC 129 press conference.

“Cain’s good,” White said, according to MMAFighting. “He’s coming along great. Actually he’s going to be here for this fight.”

Velasquez (9-0) claimed the title with a first-round knockout of champion Brock Lesnar in October, improving to 9-0 and 7-0 in the UFC following wins over Cheick Kongo, Ben Rothwell, and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

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