On Wednesday, the world’s biggest MMA organization OFFICIALLY announced “UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber 2″ will take place July 2nd inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“There is no love lost between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber and they are both fired up to not only fight again, but to fight for the UFC bantamweight title,” UFC president Dana White said. “The bantamweight division is one of the most exciting weight classes in this sport and Dominick and Urijah will both bring it for five rounds.”
In addition, a middleweight shootout between Chris Leben and Wanderlei Silva, a lightweight contest pitting Dennis Siver against Matt Wiman, a light heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader and Tito Ortiz, as well as an explosive welterweight scrap between Dong Hyun Kim and Carlos Condit were also confirmed for the star-studded show.
“Wandy came and asked for this fight and Leben wanted it just as bad,” White added. “This is gonna be fun! When you add in the Siver-Wiman and Kim-Condit fights, and the fact that Tito will be fighting Ryan Bader to keep his career alive, it’s hard not to get excited for UFC 132.”
Tickets for the event go on sale tomorrow morning.
Although the UFC announced five bouts in today’s press release, the UFC 132 event page confirmed three additional contests. However, at one point or another, all of the fights listed below had been verified by the company.
As it currently stands, Jason “Mayhem” Miller’s return to the Octagon will no make it on the main card.
Here are the athletes expected to perform July 4th weekend:
Andre Winner vs. Anthony Njokuani*
Erik Koch vs Cub Swanson*
George Sotiropoulos vs. Rafael Dos Anjos*
Jason Miller vs. Aaron Simpson
Brian Bowles and Takeya Mizugaki
Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller
Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman
Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader
Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben
Urijah Faber vs. Dominick Cruz (UFC Bantamweight Champion)
* Not officially added to UFC 132 roster