View Full Version : Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson, Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles on Tap

22-07-2011, 07:04
For the first time in four years, the UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc) will present a championship bout free on cable television.

Dominick Cruz (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/dominick/cruz/1057/) is set to put his bantamweight strap on the line against Demetrious Johnson (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/demetrious/johnson/1495/) on Oct. 1 at UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc) on Versus 6, UFC president Dana White told NBCSports.com (http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/43849856/ns/sports-mma/) on Thursday night and later confirmed on UFC.com.

Cruz (18-1) earlier this month made his UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc) debut in a successful title defense against Urijah Faber (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/urijah/faber/959/) via unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 132 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC+132/). Johnson (10-1) has been one of the leading candidates for the No. 1 contender spot with his wins this year against Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto and Miguel Torres (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/miguel/torres/957/).

The last time a title fight was offered without pay-per-view was the champion vs. champion bout between UFC light heavyweight titleholder Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and PRIDE champion Dan Henderson (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/dan/henderson/129/) at UFC 75. It's important to note that while the fight was presented on Spike TV, it took place in the U.K. and aired in the U.S. via same-day, tape-delay.

With Cruz booked to face Johnson, the two other contenders Faber and Brian Bowles (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/brian/bowles/958/) will face off at the UFC 139 pay-per-view on Nov. 19, White also confirmed to UFC.com (http://www.ufc.com/news/UFC-139-fight-card-updates?139).

The winner between Faber and Bowles will likely be next in line for the bantamweight belt. As a bantamweight, Faber (25-5) is 2-1 with wins against Takeya Mizugaki (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/takeya/mizugaki/1051/) and Eddie Wineland (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/eddie/wineland/961/). Since losing the belt to Cruz at WEC 47 in March 2010, Bowles (10-1) has defeated Damacio Page (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/damacio/page/1043/) and Mizugaki in UFC contests this year.

el bastardo
22-07-2011, 08:51
Het wordt gewoon weer Cruz vs Faber na deze partij...