Cain Velasquez is officially a member of WWE.
Boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez have signed to perform in WWE Crown Jewel on October 31 in Saudi Arabia, it was announced Friday at a news conference at T-Mobile Arena.More news: Review faults Boeing, FAA for 737 MAX troubles
WWE Crown Jewel will take place at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Speaking at the announcement of their bout, Fury said: "I fear no man". Last month, Fury sustained a severe cut above his right eye in a twelve round decision win over Otto Wallin. He's expected to face Deontay Wilder in a highly anticipated boxing rematch next year.
Fury has said previously he could be interested in a move to WWE, telling the Dave Allen podcast in 2017 he would consider it. Last week, a report from MMA Junkie stated that he planned to withdraw from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency testing pool, which would leave him ineligible to perform in UFC.More news: Toyota Mirai concept revealed for Tokyo motor show
With his signing, Velasquez joins the likes of Lesnar and Ronda Rousey as former UFC champions on the WWE roster.
Velasquez was finished by Francis Ngannou in a mere 26 seconds in his most recent outing back in February after a layoff that lasted almost three years.
Fury's promoter, Frank Warren, has already expressed concern that his fighter could injure himself by taking part in a pro wrestling match.More news: Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria
"I just want to say how excited I am to be fighting the monster among men Braun Strowman".
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