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Video: Watch Dominick Cruz settle the score with Urijah Faber ahead of UFC 207 showdown with Cody Garbrandt









In many ways Dominick Cruz’s career will forever be defined by his rivalry with Urijah Faber.

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.

And for more on UFC 207, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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