The suggestion was brought up to Shaun Del Grande, the President of the Del Grande Dealer Group by a friend of his to sponsor Cain Velasquez and possibly other fighters in San Jose, leading up to the UFC’s first event at the HP Pavilion in downtown San Jose.

The Del Grande Dealer Group decided to partner up with Zinkin Entertainment and Cain Velasquez leading up to his fight on November 12th on Fox. Cain had come into one of the Del Grande Dealer Group’s locations back in June looking to buy a car.

After I used some old contacts to get ahold of Zinkin Entertainment and follwoing a few conversations with Zinkin, the Del Grande Dealer Group and Shaun Del Grande decided to surprise Cain with a brand new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS at his gym, American Kickboxing Academy, on October 24th after practice.

-Matt De La Rosa

EDITOR’S NOTE: Matt De La Rosa was one of’s first staff members back in the days. He is from San Jose and covered all the Strikeforce events for us back in the day. Matt currently does video production work for the Del Grande Dealer Group and sent us over this video of their gift for the champ. Thanks Matt!  — Readers can check out the specs on this 2012 Camaro 2SS as well as the Del Grande Dealer Group’s full new and used inventory at

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