by Adam Lawman
After the exciting event that was UFC 129, Dana White addressed reporters in the post-fight press conference to touch on the historic fight night and in doing so White also dropped some new information regarding Cain Velasquez’s return to the Octagon for his first title defense.
White did not confirm but said that Velasquez would “probably” be back for UFC 136 in Houston, which is set for October 8th at the Toyota Center. Velasquez won the title from Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 in October of 2010 so it would mark a year between fights for the new heavyweight champion who is coming back from a torn rotator cuff. His foe is scheduled to be the winner of this June’s UFC 131 main event which features his last scheduled opponent Junior dos Santos and his last actual opponent Brock Lesnar.
The next UFC Fan Expo is slated for to coincide with this event and will take place on the 7th and 8th of October. This should be a great way for the UFC to continue broadening their Latino audience which was elevated to new heights when Velasquez won the title. Houston has a large Latino population not to mention a very large population altogether. The UFC’s last trip to Houston was April 7, 2007 for UFC 69: Shootout which featured Matt Serra’s upset of Georges St Pierre.