Former two-time NCAA All-American wrestler and undefeated heavyweight prospect Cain Velasquez is set to make his UFC return at UFC Fight Night 17 on Saturday, February 17.
Velasquez, 4-0, is set to face UFC newcomer Denis “The Menace” Stojnic in a bout expected to air during Spike TV’s two-hour telecast of the event.
Velasquez made his Octagon debt at UFC 83 this past April, where he recorded a first round TKO victory over Brad Morris. Then, in his second and most recent UFC bout, Velasquez recorded another first round TKO at UFC Fight Night 14 in July, this time over fellow wrestling standout Jake O’Brien.
A member of the American Kickboxing Academy, Velasquez has also competed for the Strikeforce and BodogFIGHT promotions. All of his four victories have come via first round TKO.
His opponent, Stojnic, hails from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the kickboxing standout has accumulated a 5-1 professional MMA record while competing on the European circuit.
The 28-year old is currently on a two-fight win streak following a unanimous decision loss to standout M-1 Challenge heavyweight Jessie Gibson in November of 2007.