Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez expected for WWE Crown Jewel

The match between Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez is expected to take place later this month at WWE’s Crown Jewel event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The match between Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez is expected to take place later this month at WWE’s Crown Jewel event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dave Meltzer confirmed that this was the plan, and we were told the same of the intentions to do the match on October 31st.

Following Friday’s angle at the Staples Center, ESPN’s Marc Raimondi interviewed Velasquez about his debut appearance.

Velasquez noted the deal with WWE to appear came within the last 24-hours after the sides had been in negotiations. Those within the company were hopeful he would be appearing on Friday’s show throughout the week, but Velasquez added that he is not officially signed with WWE. When asked about the potential of going to AEW, he pretty much shut that down and said, “it will probably be WWE.”

The UFC does not appear to be any type of hurdle in making this transition. Velasquez spoke to UFC president Dana White and said White loves what he’s doing and is happy for Velasquez. The former two-time heavyweight champion signed a new contract with UFC and had the first fight of that deal this past February where he lost to Francis Ngannou in 26 seconds this past February.

Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie is reporting that Velasquez intends to remove himself from the USADA testing pool, which would indicate he is stepping away from MMA from the immediate future. Once a fighter removes themselves from the pool, to re-enter, the must go through four-months of testing before they are eligible to compete again.

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