Latin America is becoming a hot bed for mixed martial arts. The sport gained popularity when the Gracie family brought their technique from Brazil to the world stage, creating the UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championship, a sport that allows fighters to grapple and strike, while standing and on the ground.
The current UFC heavyweight champion is Mexican-American Cain Velasquez.
Ginger Vaughn met with him in San Jose to speak about what it takes to be a champion of one of the regions’ fastest growing sports.
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See Cain Velasquez’s Official UFC Profile Here: www.ufc.com/fighter/Cain-Velasquez