UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez may be back in the cage this fall to face the winner of the Brock Lesnar – Junior dos Santos fight at the UFC event from Houston on October 8th.
UFC President Dana White told MMAFighting.com that Velasquez fighting on the card was a possibility.
“I don’t know yet but probably,” said UFC President Dana White. “It sounds like that would make a lot of sense.”
Velasquez is currently recovering after undergoing shoulder surgery to mend an injury he suffered in winning the belt from Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 last October. The American Kickboxing Academy-trained heavyweight partially tore his right rotator cuff in the bout.
Velasquez was scheduled to take on number one contender Junior dos Santos for his first title defense, but was forced out of the bout with his shoulder injury. Now, dos Santos and Lesnar will square off this June at UFC 131 after the conclusion of the current season of The Ultimate Fighter.
The UFC card in Houston, TX is expected to take place on October 8 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. It will be the organization’s second trip to Houston, with the first being UFC 69 in 2007. The next UFC Fan Expo is expected to coincide with the event.