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UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber — Live Results and Commentary


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As you make plans for your various drunken 4th of July celebrations, keep in mind that some of the men you see tonight may be too injured to grill burgers on Monday. Appreciate their sacrifice, ladies and gentlemen. Now then, who wants to see some dudes get kicked in the head and choked unconscious?

Manning the liveblog duties for this evening is CagePotato rising star Jason Moles, who will be providing round-by-round updates from the UFC 132 pay-per-view card beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Travel past the jump to join our little liveblog party, and refresh the page every few minutes for all the latest. Thanks for being here, and may God bless this great nation.

Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Both guys walk toward the octagon with intensity burning in their eyes. Condit fist bumps at least half a dozen fans on his along the way. Standard bro hugs, mouth guard and cup check after that.

Round 1

Both men play ring around the posie as they feel each other out. Kim is first to strike with a nice head kick followed up by a takedown. Not that it mattered because Condit swept to mouth and immediately followed up with a guillotine attempt. Kim escapes and they stand back up. Condit tries for a head kick and a superman punch off the fence like he’s related to Anthony Pettis or something. Both men trade a fed push kicks and jabs. Then WHAM! Condit buries his flying knee right in Kim’s grill and “It’s all over”!

Winner: Carlos Condit KO 2:02 Round 1.

 

Ryan Bader vs. Tito Ortiz

Tito comes out to ‘Not Afraid’ by Eminem, Mexi-American flag in tow. Joe and Goldie’s man crush on Tito is in full effect.

 

Round 1

Bader wastes no time in initiating contact after they touch gloves. From the get-go he is in full attack mode throwing mean kicks and jabs mixed with a few hooks. Tito looking for his opening. Bader continues his pursuit and throws a few and misses a few. Crowd starts chanting “TITO! TITO! TITO!” and like Hulkamaniacs back in the day firing up Hulk Hogan, Tito comes to life. HOLY Firecrackers!!! Tito drops Bader with a solid right punch and jumps on him to finish him with a guillotine. Bader chokes and betters everywhere are cursing everything under the sun.

Love Tito’s Shirt: I’m not the next SOMEBODY – I’m the first TITO ORTIZ.

Winner: Tito Ortiz Sub 3:05 Round 1

 

Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman

Too busy picking my jaw up off the floor to pay attention to what happened as these two guys walked out. Please accept my sincerest apologies.

 

Round 1

Both throw kicks early. Wiman telegraphs haymakers but utilizes nice leg kicks. Wiman shoots in for a takedown to no avail. A missed headkick by Wiman leads into a frenzied back and forth boxing match for a brief period of time. The fans like this stuff. Wiman gets Siver up against the fence and dirty boxes him a little before the German attempts a guillotine (hey, it worked for the other guys, right?) They take the center of the cage and Siver throws punches in bunches and misses just as many. Wiman gets a takedown and ends the round on top.

Round 2

Wiman shoots in for a takedown – against the fence they go. After what seems like an eternity of minimal action (ok, I’m exaggerating) the crowd boos loud enough and they step it up.  Silver stuffs a takedown but then Wiman drops down and rolls him over, winds up in Siver’s guard. Wiman takes the remaining time left in the round to show you how to properly use your elbows in a fight. Siver gets cut so bad and the blood flows so freely he looks like a firework accident victim. Round ends with bloody Siver under confident Wiman.

 

Round 3

Silver stuffs another Wiman takedown then finally throws his patented spinning back kick but fails to land it. They trade punches then Wiman shoots in again and Siver stuffs it. Against the cage they go, both men working hard.  They get back to the center of the cage and Siver clips Wiman and the round ends with Siver trying to sub Wiman.

Winner by Unanimous (29-28) Decision: Dennis Siver.

 

WTF!!!! What ******* fight were those judges watching?!

 

Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben

Chris Leben comes out looking like dipped his head in Kool-Aid. Sandstorm hits the speakers filling the crowd with nostalgia. Wanderlei looks calm and ready. I really don’t want to see either of these guys lose.

Round 1

Wand strikes first but it doesn’t even matter. Leben proved all the media types right and placed his big right hand on Silva’s glass chin and he goes down. Leben follows up with several well placed left hands and finishes him off in the first minute of the the very first round. Damn. We still love you Wanderlei.

Main Event: Bantamweight Championship Fight

Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

As always, ‘California Love’ plays as Faber walks his way to the cage. No braids. No headbands. Just a smile and a pair of black gloves. Cruz is booed before his music even hits. He doesn’t seem to mind, though, the pep in his step never fades.

Round 1

No touch of gloves. I know, you’re really surprised by that one. Right out of the gate Cruz comes out swinging and lands first punch. Faber responds with a kick and moves about. The crowd cheers for Faber minus the Hulkamania effect as he ties up with Cruz. Faber lands short elbow on exit while Cruz lands a switch kick. Faber lands a sold punch – Cruz remains unfazed. Both men go back and forth, neither doing more than the other. Just as the bell sounds, Cruz gets Faber to the ground.

Round 2

Urijah stuffs a couple more takedowns before the pace picks up. These two move so much that Mazagatti can hardly move out of their way . Faber nails a body kick as Cruz answers with a combination of punches. Faber lands big right hand, big pop from he crowd. Cruz attempts a few Superman punches but doesn’t dazzle until he gets Urijah to the ground. Sadly, it didn’t last long. End of round 1.

Round 3

Dominick Cruz is relentlessly attacking Urijah Faber, though it seems he’s choosing his shots wisely. Faber eats a few punches before taking Cruz to the mat who then scrambles to his feet – but not without getting cracked with Faber’s elbows on the way out. Cruz shoots another takedown but Faber catches him and makes him pay for going to the proverbial well one too many times.

The No Longer JUST Championship Rounds

Round 4

Cruz starts off landing a solid right hand followed by a hook and a high kick. Not to be outdone, Faber drops the champ with a big right hand. He pops right back up and they both connect. The idiot fans then start booing as two men continue to go at it with everything they’ve got throwing several combos. Cruz shoots in again with history repeating itself.

Round 5

Dominick Crus comes out with a flying knee, attacking like a rabbid animal. Cruz gets takedown but Faber gets right up. A flying knee by Faber misses but he continues to pursue his arch nemesis. Cruz gets multiple takedowns while Faber scrambles to his feet almost immediately.  Then Cruz turns it on and completely dominates Faber the rest of the round.

Winner: Unanimous Descision: Dominick Cruz.

Lloyd Irving gives Cruz his blue belt.

 

That’s it for me guys. Hope you enjoyed this as much as I have. Please celebrate your independence responsibly and don’t lose any fingers.

 

 

 

 

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Fatty McDickbutts- July 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm
No way. Faber's got them titties, even though they're smaller at bw he's still prolly got a stronger punch to him, I'll say
KarmaAteMyCat- July 3, 2011 at 7:50 am
@Kingmade

Oh i completely agree on that yes I didn't see it as a 50-45 fight.

@Fatty
Wait? by stronger punch you mean Cruz right? Yeah Faber did drop his hands a ton and he back peddled a ton. I just think he's the past and Cruz is the future.
KINGMADE- July 3, 2011 at 7:47 am
Also wilson Torrents are your friend.
KINGMADE- July 3, 2011 at 7:43 am
No Karma I do not think Faber won the fight I probably should have been more clear. I think the the judge that scored all five rounds for cruz should be curb stomped as it was a bit closer than that.
Fatty McDickbutts- July 3, 2011 at 7:04 am
@karma - I disagree. I think Cruz won, forsure, but fightmetrics aren't everything. Faber dropped his hands a lot and ate shots for it, but he tagged Cruz pretty damn hard for it every time, and there's no question who's got the stronger punch.

Also, why are people so pissed about the Siver fight? We're not fighting Stockton rules.. he won the first and the third but lost the second terribly which means he wins the fight
KarmaAteMyCat- July 3, 2011 at 6:05 am
@Kingmade

Your serious? You think Faber won that fight? Really? I don't know what you were watching but Cruz controlled the Octagon majority of the fight, Landed far more strikes, He was by far the more active fighter I.E. Aggressor. Cruz had four takedowns in round five ALONE his head movement and foot work was nothing less then amazing. You sure sound like you don't like Faber.. I'm not saying that fight deserved a 50-45 but that fight was Cruz's by a long shot. It wasn't half as close as Joe Rogan was playing off when you do the Math and include logic I.E. Unified Scoring System.
rogerw- July 3, 2011 at 5:40 am
Siver has got to hire a decent translator, or maybe take some English lessons himself. He obviously understands the language, so can't be a big jump to learn to speak it too.
KINGMADE- July 3, 2011 at 1:31 am
If I wanted to pay to see someone dance I would ask your momma out. Cruz can go out in a car accident for all I care and I don't even like faber. I hate people that try to steal rounds with a cheap take down at the end. Helen Keller should be fired for that 50-45 score. Faber put him on his ass in 3 different rounds.
elksnyper- July 3, 2011 at 12:49 am
....AND just like his STDs, you cant get rid of Tito.

WAR Tito.

Fml.

Maybe Shamrock/Coleman can go on another cycle to finish Tito off.
fatbellyfrank- July 2, 2011 at 10:41 pm
Fucken great night for MMA all round, surely no-one could find holes in this card, and the lawns finished
RoyNelsonMuntz- July 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm
Yeah, I'm kinda glad Tito won. I never liked Bader, and now we get Tito hanging around for awhile longer. Everyone needs a villain.
KarmaAteMyCat- July 2, 2011 at 9:38 pm
The scoring was a bit whatever but anyone who had Faber winning that fight is absurd. Cruz new he won, He landed more strikes kept control of the cage and in the last round had four takedowns against Faber. The Tito thing is hilarious!! God so many people are pissed and I was just purely amused by the entire situation. Good times.
Lesnarischamp- July 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm
or maybe lil' nog is finished?.. I am pretty surprised that he's considered a favorite over Franklin next month.
RwilsonR- July 2, 2011 at 9:10 pm
W. T. F. ???!!!
 
I miss one frickin PPV and I don't even know this sport anymore. I miss an awesome BW fight, Condit hits a flying knee, G-Sot is KO'd, Wandy turns into Chuck, and Tito beats someone other than Ken Shamrock... with stand-up AND submissions! Why oh why couldn't I have missed Rampage vs. Hamill instead?
Lesnarischamp- July 2, 2011 at 9:09 pm
Has anyone actually been impressed with Bader outside of the Nogueira fight? I thought he was down 2-0 to Jardine before his KO. Maybe I just have a hate-on for Bader...

I questioned how he'd respond after the demolition by JJ, and despite Ortiz's excuses, his fights with Griffin, Rashad, and Machida were pretty close.
RwilsonR- July 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm
I couldn't watch the fights tonight, so I'm just now reading 'bout 'em. You know CP, I thought you decided to stop with the fake stories after that one you made up about GSP awhile back flopped. So what gives? Why this BS fake story about Tito knocking Bader silly and then choking him out? At least make up something reasonably plausible. Now I have to go check another site to see what really happened.
RoyNelsonMuntz- July 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm
Is the press conf. up yet? or is it just my comp that not working?
serofibrinous- July 2, 2011 at 8:57 pm
normally the play-by-play is better than this garbage
ReX13- July 2, 2011 at 8:50 pm
ok, ya'll imma see if i can go interest mamaplata in some NJJ. (Nekkid Jiu Jitsu). talk to you soon with five things to take away.
ReX13- July 2, 2011 at 8:46 pm
MKO>> hey man, just wait til i try it. I'd still be working on Tito- Bader
RoyNelsonMuntz- July 2, 2011 at 8:42 pm
@MKO: Agreed. I can go to sherdog for that shit, plus it's on time.

@Frank: Man, that flying knee takes the cake for me too; I just feel like the brass would rather give it to Leben since it was against Wandy, and within 30 seconds of the fight.

And man, talk about a good KO, but I feel like we got cheated out of an incredible brawl right there.
BallsDeep- July 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm
Really awesome fight, Faber didn't do quite enough to win the belt. But 50-45 is absolutely absurd. Even Cruz couldn't believe he won, so 50-45?
MKO- July 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm
I had Cruz winning, but 50-45 is absurd.
Great card.
Also, the liveblogging on here has become unbearable. Remember when it used to be witty and informative? Now it just kinda tells the bare minimum of what happened and then bitches.
Jason Moles- July 2, 2011 at 8:36 pm
Wow... what a great night of fights.
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