Faber (34-10 MMA, 10-6 UFC) – who retired this past weekend after a victory at UFC on FOX 22 – is the only man who holds a victory over Cruz (22-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC). The victory came in their first meeting, a featherweight title bout at WEC 26 in March 2007. The ending came just 98 seconds into the fight when Cruz tapped to a guillotine choke.
Cruz won the rematch at UFC 132 in July 2011. Cruz defended his bantamweight title in a “Fight of the Night” winning performance.
At UFC 199, the two men met in a rubber match to settle the score.
Cruz dominated the fight, showing off his incredible skills and ability to avoid the powerful strikes of Faber that plagued him in the rematch. In the end, Cruz won the fight by scores of 50-45, 50-45 and 49-46.
Cruz is now set to face off with Faber’s Team Alpha Male teammate Cody Garbrandt (10-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) in the UFC 207 pay-per-view co-headliner, which takes place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
WSOF champ Marlon Moraes: The only person that doesn’t want to see me fight Dominick Cruz is Dominick Cruz
WSOF bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes is currently riding a 12-fight winning streak and is ranked No. 5 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA bantamweight rankings. But that’s not good enough for Moraes.
After a loss in a title eliminator against Phil Davis earlier this year, Muhammed Lawal needed to get back in the win column in a big way.
MMAjunkie Radio is on vacation this week and returns Dec. 26 to start gearing up for UFC 207 fight week. Now, though, is the perfect time to download and catch up on past episodes.
Stream or download Monday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Urijah Faber and Muhammed Lawal.
The UFC’s January return to the “Mile High City” has another addition to the card.
David Branch sports an incredible 9-0 mark under the WSOF banner, and he’s not only won a pair of titles for the promotion, he’s also defended both belts. And yet he’s only get hungrier as he earns more success.
As the video promos have no doubt made clear by now, UFC 207 features the long-awaited return of one Ronda Rousey. But the real fire may be coming in the night’s co-main event.
The story of Ronda Rousey’s fighting career is full of unusual twists, but one of the most bizarre came right at the very beginning.
A pair of lightweights looking to rebound from a recent loss is the latest addition to UFC 208.
Holly Holm not worried about potential champion vs. champion fight with Ronda Rousey: ‘A lot can happen in 3 months’
Holly Holm was on top of the world after knocking out Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. Undefeated, the UFC women’s bantamweight champion and having just knocked off a woman once thought unbeatable, Holm seemed unstoppable.