Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion taken into custody for attempted murder
San Jose, California – Cain Velasquez, a former mixed martial arts heavyweight champion who won two titles in the UFC Heavyweight Championship, was arrested early Tuesday for attempted murder in a shooting in San Jose that left a man wounded.
The shooting occurred at 3:15 p.m. Monday near the junction of Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue in south San Jose, according to the San Jose Police Department.
Upon arrival, officers found an adult man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was given medical treatment at the scene and then taken to a hospital for more treatment.
According to the latest information, he sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting. Details about his condition were not revealed, but authorities said he is expected to survive.
The former two-time UFC champion was arrested on a charge of attempted murder and taken into Santa Clara County jail. He is being held without bail. His arraignment is set to take place on Wednesday.
No additional information about the reason for the shooting has been made public.