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Cain Velasquez Competes In Charity Race This Friday

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will be driving a car in this weekend’s Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, “Glitz, Glamour and Glory”.

The 36th installment of the race will see several professional drivers in the field against a number of varying celebrities, including Adam Carolla and Adrien Brody. All of the competitors will drive identically modified Scion tCs.

The race will run for ten laps over a 1.97-mile street course in Long Beach, California.

Toyota will donate $5,000 to Racing for Kids (a non-profit children’s charity) for each participant (which, by my count, currently tallies nineteen people) as well as an additional $5,000 to the winning racer’s charity of choice.

Cain Velasquez is due in the cage this May 26 at UFC 146 opposite fellow former champ Frank Mir. The two men will be vying for a shot at Junior dos Santos’ heavyweight belt. UFC 146 will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.