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UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber 2 Extended Preview is Out

Written on June 21, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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"He can't touch the belt. He can't even reach it." --- Dominic Cruz, UFC Bantamweight Champion

Today, UFC released an extended preview of UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber 2. The trailer features UFC Bantamweight Champion, Dominic Cruz, and top contender, Urijah Faber, who fought for the WEC welterweight title in 2007. Urijah Faber was able to submit Dominic Cruz via guillotine choke that time. Hence, the reigning UFC bantamweight champ vows that it won’t happen again.

Also featured in the UFC 132 extended preview is a middleweight clash between Wanderlei Silva and Chris Leben, and a light heavyweight duel pitting Ryan Bader contra Tito Ortiz. UFC 132 will kick off on July 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

See the video after the skip to watch the UFC 132 extended preview.

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Jorgensen is After the WEC Bantamweight Belt

Written on August 22, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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After Young Gun got his "Fight of the Night" win over Brad Pickett, Jorgensen is ready to take his upcoming battle to the next level. Will he really have the right ammunition to stash the belt away from Cruz?

Fresh from his “Fight of the Night” win, Scott Jorgensen is excited that he will finally have the title shot against Dominic Cruz. After having his victory over Brad Pickett at WEC 50 last August 18, ‘”Young Guns” is eyeing a match versus the reigning Division champ, Dominic Cruz, who retained his belt after outlasting Joseph Benavidez on the same event.

“I honestly think I’m a better striker than Dominick, he just moves at a great rate and creates different angles — but my wrestling is better than his. If I wanna take someone down, I will. I’ll find a way. If he wants to stop them then I’ve got other tricks in my bag. For me it would be a great fight, I feel I’m stronger than him in every area and I’ll bring that belt back.”

Can Young Gun put and end to Cruz’s reign? What’s you opinion? Tell us by leaving a comment.

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Dominic Cruz Gets the WEC Bantamweight Crown

Written on August 19, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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“I just concentrated on doing what I do best: staying hard to hit. Obviously, it didn’t work out too well in all the exchanges, but that’s five rounds and I don’t look too bad I suppose.” - Dominic Cruz, WEC 50 Bantamweight Champion

Even with blood streaming down his face, Dominic Cruz was able to retain his crown in a split decision against Joseph Benavidez after a tough five rounds of pounding. The WEC bantamweight champion danced and dodged for the whole 25-minute event, scoring timely take downs. However, the world-ranked challenger, Benavidez, gave Cruz a brawny test. The first three rounds were highlighted by Cruz’s flying knee and solid counter punches from Benavidez. On the fourth round, the Team Alpha Male rep dealt with a cut on his hairline and appeared to have broken the champ’s nose. Still, Cruz was able to press down the action and scored four of his five take downs on the match. Though his hyper pace slowed, Cruz closed strongly in round five delivering a final slam in the last 15 seconds. Dominic Cruz rose from the battle with two arms raised, smiling, as the final bell sounded.

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