If the UFC isn’t careful fans might start to think Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber is a yearly occurrence that comes around every July. Following their Bantamweight title fight last July at UFC 132 the two will likely feel a bit of déjà vu when they step back into the Octagon on July 7th at UFC 148 for their third meeting. The rivals will square off in the same exact arena, one year and five days after Cruz evened the score with a unanimous decision victory.
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Two weeks ago Dominick Cruz made his second UFC title defense and fourth overall by defeating Demetrious Johnson at UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson. During the main event fight though, Cruz suffered a right hand injury that required surgery. Ironically the injury suffered against on October 1st to the right hand was identical to the injury he had repaired on his left hand prior to making his UFC debut.
July was month you did not want to miss as an MMA fan. It was like a good movie. There was action and drama, heroes and villains, and most importantly, something was always happening to keep you interested. Four big, important, events happened this past month, and one of them wasn’t even technically an event. We began the month with UFC 132: Faber vs. Cruz and closed it with Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson. In between was arguably the more intriguing part of the month with the UFC 133 lineup changes and the Alistair Overeem saga.
Coming off the first ever fight to go to the judges’ scorecards, Brian Bowles will step back into the Octagon against Urijah Faber at UFC 139 in November. Both fighters last fought at UFC 132 earlier this month, Bowles defeating Takeya Mizugaki and Faber losing a unanimous decision to Dominick Cruz.
Following a very impressive weekend of MMA action, episode 7 breaks down the amazing UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber card and cover some news in the world of MMA.
While the main event might have made your head explode if you were a judge, it was just what us fans needed to cap off the marathon of Zuffa cards. What to make of all these knockouts and upsets though? Let’s take a close look at what transpired and where these guys are headed in the UFC 132 Wrap-up.
This past weekend, at UFC 132, Tito Ortiz shocked the world when he defeated Ryan Bader and rejuvenated his career. Moments later, another legend’s career came crashing down as Chris Leben left Wanderlei Silva face down on the canvas after just twenty-six seconds. For many MMA fans it was an emotional, bittersweet night that went from a huge peak to a low valley in just a matter of minutes.
June was a month to remember for Mixed Martial Arts fans as every single weekend was jam packed with loads of televised events. Starting back on May 27th, there has been six weeks in a row with Major MMA action on TV, culminating with last weekends UFC 132.