For the second straight year it looks like bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will meet Urijah Faber in headlining action on July 4th Weekend, as UFC executive Lorenzo Fertitta revealed the organization is looking at UFC 148 to host the event. Cruz-Faber met at UFC 132 in 2011 where the 19-1 title-holder held “The California Kid” off for 25 minutes to pick up the closely-contested decision win.
Prior to their pairing inside the Octagon, Cruz and Faber will face off as coaches on the upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter. The long-running reality show starts March 9 on FX and will feature live fights for the first time in the series’ history.
UFC 148, specifically set for July 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, will actually mark the third time the talented 135ers have faced off with Faber getting the better of a still raw Cruz during their WEC days. The loss remains the only of Cruz’s career.
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