Cain Velasquez vs Heath Herring On Tap For UFC 99 In Germany

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From MMAMania.com:

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Cain Velasquez (5-0) will face the stiffest test of his bright career when he locks horns with mixed martial arts veteran Heath Herring (28-14) at UFC 99 from the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, on June 13.

MMAmania.com has learned that the match up is expected to be a featured bout on the main card on fight night.

Velasquez most recently mugged Denis Stojnic at UFC Fight Night 17 for a round and a half en route to a second round technical knockout victory. It marked just the first time that a Velasquez opponent has made it out of the opening frame.

The American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) revealed after the fight that he was disappointed with the dominating performance and vowed to come back better than an ever in his next appearance. He’ll need to do just that to have success against a crafty vet such as Herring.

Velasquez now holds wins inside the Octagon against Stojnic, Jake O’Brien and Brad Morris.

“The Texas Crazy Horse” has not seen action since a unanimous decision loss to Brock Lesnar at UFC 87: “Seek and Destroy” back in August 2008. He sustained a serious eye injury during the fight, which required him to remain on the sidelines for the remainder of the 2009 fight season.

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