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Cruz vs. Faber 2 Booked for UFC 132 in July

(Well now I want to see Dominick Cruz as Backin’ Up Lady. Props:

The UFC announced on Saturday that the bantamweight title fight between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber will go down at UFC 132, July 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Since taping for TUF 14 is expected to take place sometime this summer, it seems unlikely that Cruz and Faber will be tapped as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter‘s first bantamweight/featherweight season.

The two former WEC stars have shared some bad blood since the lead-up to their first fight at WEC 26 in March 2007. Upset that he wasn’t featured on the event poster, Cruz signed his name over Faber’s face — which the California Kid perceived as a sign of disrespect. Faber went on to score a guillotine choke victory in just 98 seconds, retaining his featherweight title.

Cruz dropped to 135 pounds the following year and has since racked up a 7-0 record in that division, winning the bantamweight belt from Brian Bowles and defending it twice against Joseph Benavidez and Scott Jorgensen. Faber made the drop to bantamweight last year after an ugly loss to current 145-pound champ Jose Aldo, and his since scored dominant victories over Takeya Mizugaki and Eddie Wineland.

The current lineup of UFC 132 is…

Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber (for bantamweight title)
B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch (WW)
Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller (LW)
George Sotiropoulos vs. Evan Dunham (LW)
Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman (LW)
Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader (LHW)

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DangadaDang- March 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm
Just give Siver a title shot already
intercept440- March 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm
no matter how bad ass you are if you add that aunt jemima doe rag on your head that way... your imediatly a homo.. funny photoshop right there
MMA Mafia- March 28, 2011 at 10:10 am
Damn'it.....I meant woooooo
MMA Mafia- March 28, 2011 at 10:09 am
myklhoey- March 28, 2011 at 9:22 am
o plus cruz and urijah wouldnt bring any ratings to tuf, hay as fans we no wats up but to reality tv junkies there wood be no sizzel, if people havent figured it tuf, is about ratings, producing a future champ on the show is just a bonus fo them, not priority, im not sayin they dont look for talent if they didnt karma ate my cat wood have been let on,
myklhoey- March 28, 2011 at 9:18 am
@ crap factory
good call,
it looks like a daesent card but i wouldnt dish out 50 beans to see it
treetrunkchad- March 28, 2011 at 9:03 am
Maybe it is Ric Flair on the other side of the keyboard

Uppercut Magnet Says:
Mon, 03/28/11 - 08:21

MMA Mafia:
It’s “woe” not “whoa”.
Uppercut Magnet- March 28, 2011 at 8:21 am
MMA Mafia:

It's "woe" not "whoa".
Dan The Viking- March 28, 2011 at 8:06 am
Cruz's daddy taught him gooood.
MMA Mafia- March 28, 2011 at 7:36 am
I actually like a lot of the fighters on the card. (Bader, Sotiro, ect.) I guess I just don't like the match ups. I few coming off losses only to fight a guy they're suppose to beat. You know, little shit. Its not like the little guys can't headline cards but I would have liked too see another bigger or main event on this car. Just nitpickin...
Mongrel- March 28, 2011 at 7:36 am
@MMA Mafia
Seems like a solid PPV, I mean, there have been a lot worse.
ktronics- March 28, 2011 at 7:15 am
@ MMA Mafia

Tito's retirement fight (finally), 3 solid lightweight fights, all with mid level to top contenders, BJ, and a guaranteed to be action packed title fight.

Whoa is us...
MMA Mafia- March 28, 2011 at 6:48 am
Damn, this is a UFC PPV? Aside from the title fight the rest of the card is a an UFN or UFC on Versus "type" card.....tops. Whoa is us, we always seem to have to accept a crappy card after a few good ones. Like those free UFC's somewhere in England. Man those cards suck. Poor English bastrds never complain though. Crappy food, crappy teeth, they're just happy we came over. LOL
Crap Factory- March 28, 2011 at 6:35 am
You can drop the Ortiz fight off the list. He's expecting to be injured. Just sayin'.