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Urijah Faber will have to redeem his loss against Dominick Cruz in a later time, as he was set to face Brian Bowles at UFC 139.
Following his defeat at UFC 132 against Bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, Urijah Faber passed over an immediate rubber match, in favor of Demetrius Johnson. With the latter anchoring a four-fight win streak, including a notable win over Miguel Torres, the California Kid will now face Brian Bowles. In addition to this, UFC also announced that the winner of Urijah Faber vs Brian Bowles match will face the winner of Dominick Cruz vs Demetrius Johnson bout.
The California Kid and Brian Bowles will meet at UFC 139, which is anticipated to go down at the HP Pavillion in San Jose, California.Read the rest of the article »
Although Brian Bowles failed to defend his WEC bantamweight title, UFC gaves him another chance to prove his skills by granting a slot on the upcoming UFC 139 against Urijah Faber.
Brian Bowles (10-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will be facing former WEC featherweight champ, Urijah Faber (25-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC), on UFC 139. While the venue and exact date of the bout are not yet officially announced, most reports claimed that the UFC 139 will take place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on November 19.
As stated by UFC president, Dana White: “Before a possible trilogy can be considered between Urijah Faber and his rival, champion Dominick Cruz, he will take on one of the division’s truly elite fighters, former bantamweight champion Brian Bowles. A win over Faber would be massive for Bowles’ bid to challenge for the belt that was once his. The stakes are high and the fight will be intense.”Read the rest of the article »
Either Brian Bowles or Demetrious Johnson will have a crack of Dominick Cruz after UFC 132.
Following UFC 132, Domick Cruz and Urijah Faber will get a chance to have a trilogy sometime in the future. With both Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber holding a victory over each other, their third match will be decider. However, UFC President – Dana White – announced that there will be no instant rematch between the two fighters.
But when asked on who will be Dominick Cruz’s next challenger, UFC matchmaker – Joe Silva – made a reply. According to him, Dominick Cruz’s next challenger can either be Brian Bowles or Demetrious Johnson.
Brian Bowles, who earned a unanimous decision win over a Takeya Mizugaki, previously lost to the reigning bantamweight champ due to damaged hand. Meanwhile, Demetrious Johnson is fresh off a win over Miguel Torres.
Who do you think should Dominick Cruz face next: Brian Bowles or Demetrious Johnson?View Article Source »
Before you place your bets for UFC 132, check out Fighting Insider's preview for the tournament's preliminary card.
Last June, MMA fans were spoiled with three UFC events. However, the promotion will pull the first truly stacked card of the summer with UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber.
Bantamweight champ, Dominick Cruz, will defend his UFC title belt for the first time against the only man who was able to beat him — Urijah Faber. The match-up is worth the pay-per-view, while the whole fight card is full of superstars and especially compelling match-ups.
That said, check out Fighting Insider’s UFC 132 preliminary card preview after the break.Read the rest of the article »
Following UFC's tradition of airing prelim matches on Facebook, four of UFC 132's undercard bouts will be broadcast the promotion official Facebook Page.
UFC, once again, gives their fans free fights to watch on their official Facebook page. Four fights from the UFC 132 card is now scheduled to air on Facebook on Saturday night. Starting 6pm ET/ 3pm PT on Saturday, preliminary matches will be aired on Facebook, which is the only place where fans could watch the prelim of UFC’s event. While the rest of the show including the main event will be on pay-per-view.
The four fights that will air on Facebook includes matches between Brian Bowles vs Takeya Mizugaki, Aaron Simpson vs. Brad Tavares, Anthony Njokuani vs. Andre Winner and Jeff Hougland vs. Donny Walker.
UFC 132 is the latest event that will be air on Facebook, following the UFC’s tradition of broadcasting every fight on a card between multiple multimedia outlet. After the prelim ends, the broadcast will shift on Spike TV where fans could watch the main card.View Article Source »
Two bantamweight fighters will attempt to come closer for a title shot, as Brian Bowles and Takeya Mizugaki lock horns at the upcoming UFC 132 on July 2.
Brian Bowles will attempt to make a step forward towards a bantamweight title shot, as he meets Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 132 this July 2. The bantamweight fighters will square off at the said event, which green lits a title match between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber.
Since Brian Bowles’ loss to current champion, Dominick Cruz, last year, he has dealt with a broken hand and foot. His injuries brought him out of action for almost a year. But following that, Brian Bowles bounced back after submitting Damacio Page during UFC on Versus 3 last March. Meanwhile, Takeya Mizugaki will also have a chance for a title shot if he get pass Brian Bowles at UFC 132.
Who’s foot will step forward on July 2? Let people know your bets by leaving a comment.View Article Source »
As WEC joins the UFC family, the biggest MMA promotion in the land just got bigger and gained great fighters. That being said, Fighting Insider is listing the best WEC fighters of all time.
Just because WEC merged to UFC, it does not mean that Fighting Insider can no longer give recognition to the best fighters of the promotion. Being a home of the world’s toughest lightweight, bantamweight and featherweight fighters since 2001, WEC features some of the most exciting cage warriors in Mixed Martial Arts.
The best WEC Fighters of all time are listed after the break.Read the rest of the article »
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