At WEC 26, UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz made his debut versus Urijah Faber. At UFC 148 the two were set to meet again, until the injury bug bit Cruz. Now Faber is set to take on Renan Barao for the interim title at UFC 149 on July 21st.
The end of Tito Ortiz’s illustrious UFC career was in sight heading into UFC 132, but then Ortiz shocked much of the MMA world when he subbed Ryan Bader in the first round. Now Ortiz appears to be closing out his career again as he takes on Forrest Griffin for the third time at UFC 148 on July 7th.
Two of the greatest Heavyweight Bouts Jiu-jitsu specialists finally got their chance to square off when they met inside the Octagon™ at UFC® 92 for the Interim Heavyweight Bouts championship. However, it wasn’t their ground skills that were showcased; Mir picked apart Nogueira while on their feet ending the fight in the second round via TKO.
With some of the fastest hands in the division, Junior Dos Santos has troubled most of his opponents with flurries of fists. He’ll now face a heavy-handed legend, Mirko Cro Cop.
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