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Cruz vs Faber II Headlines UFC 132

Written on April 06, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After three years, Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber will meet once again at UFC 132.

A long-awaited rematch between bantamweight champion, , and has been tapped as the headliner for the upcoming . Both fighters first met at WEC 26 three years ago. Back then, former featherweight king, Urijah Faber, submitted Dominick Cruz in just 98 seconds. And that remains as Dominick Cruz’s sole defeat.

Since his loss, Dominick Cruz has won eight consecutive fights, including his win over former bantamweight champ — Brian Bowles. He continued to defend his title against Joseph Benavidez and Scott Jorgensen. Late last year, Dominick Cruz was hailed as UFC’s first bantamweight champion after the UFC-WEC merger announcement.

Meanwhile, Urijah Faber recently made his Octagon debut at UFC 128. He made a unanimous decision win over , en route for an immediate title shot and coaching stint at the upcoming TUF 14.

UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber II will kick off on July 2, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event’s main card will air on pay-per-view.

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  • Dontrell Lovet’t

    I think this match has been long overdue, very much so. I think Cruz shall come out on top and that Fabers is running from the ass-whipping that Jose Aldo put on him, he knows he can’t beat Aldo, hence his move to bantamweight. His fight with Wineland, he was afraid to stand and exchange because of his ability to recognize what he was too blind to recognize in the fight with Aldo, that he was much too out-classed. He leaves, comes back, have one win and challenges for the title, how about making him work for it next time after Cruz beats his ass-chin straight. 

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