Cain Velasquez warms up before his fight with Jeremiah Constant. Photo courtesy of Bodog Fight.
Heavyweights Brad Morris and Cain Velasquez will clash against each other when the Ultimate Fighting Championship travels north of the border to Canada for the first time in history for UFC 83, which will take place on April 19th at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
The promotion officially announced the fight earlier today on their website.
The highlight of the event certainly be current welterweight champions Georges St. Pierre and Matt Serra unifying their belts in a main event rematch of their fight at UFC 69: Shootout last year, where Serra stopped St. Pierre with strikes to win the UFC welterweight title.
Morris, a King of the Cage veteran, is currently riding a three-fight winning streak. His last victory came over former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Kristof Midoux at the Bodog Fight: Vancouver tapings in August of last year.
“Fighting in the UFC is the pinnacle of MMA, and thinking about some of the great fighters that have fought for the UFC is a humbling thought,” Morris told Thomas Gerbasi in the report. “The offer to fight in the UFC is recognition of all the hard work and sacrifice that I have put myself through, and it’s great that it’s finally paid off.”
Velasquez is a product of the American Kickboxing Academy and is a regular training partner of Mike Swick, Josh Koscheck, and many others that represent the gym. The Yuma, Arizona native has won both of his professional MMA fights thus far in his career.