Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber
Star Wars. The Godfather. Back to the Future. Cruz vs. Faber?

Well when you talk about great trilogies, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and top contender Urijah Faber have had one of the more memorable run over the last few years.

It will all come to a close during the UFC card set for July 7 in Las Vegas, when Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber meet with the 135lb title on the line.

UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta revealed the date for the fight on Twitter on Thursday.

Currently the series is tied at one win a piece for each Faber and Cruz, the two bantamweights will first spar during the 15th season of the ‘Ultimate Fighter’, which kicks off on March 9 in Las Vegas.

The show will run for 12 weeks, leading up to the ‘Ultimate Finale’ and then just about a month later Faber and Cruz will square off for one fight go round before closing the book on their trilogy of fights.

The two fighters will definitely have a lot more to say during the upcoming reality show, and it will all build towards a crescendo when they meet on July 7, almost exactly a year after their last showdown.

Cruz defeated Faber in that fight by unanimous decision at UFC 132.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 199 Video Highlights: Dominick Cruz Routes Urijah Faber in Trilogy Fight

  • 24 days ago
  • 15 views

Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz put his belt on the line for the first time against longtime rival Urijah Faber in the UFC 199 co-main event on Saturday. read news >>

UFC 201 Gets Namajunas-Kowalkiewicz Showdown

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 views

Respected strawweight contenders will square off in the Octagon on July 30, as No. 3-ranked Rose Namajunas takes on No. 6-ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz in a UFC 201 bout at Philips Arena in Atlanta. read news >>

Muhammad Makes Debut against Jouban in July

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

Unbeaten as a pro, Chicago's Belal Muhammad will make his Octagon debut on July 7 in Las Vegas when he faces Alan Jouban in a welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. read news >>

Will Brooks makes UFC debut on July 8

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 views

Highly-regarded lightweight Will Brooks will make his Octagon debut on Friday, July 8, as he faces Ross Pearson on the TUF 23 Finale card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. read news >>

Anthony Johnson Reportedly out of July 23 Fight vs. Glover Teixeira

  • 11 days ago
  • 119 views

UFC star Anthony Johnson has reportedly been forced to withdraw from his July 23 matchup against Glover Teixeira. Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com reported Johnson's withdrawal. Damon Martin of Fox S read news >>

Historic Scottish Rite Temple to Host Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel on July 29

  • 8 days ago
  • 10 views

Invicta Fighting Championships returns to Kanas City for its 18th event on Friday, July 29 as historic Scottish Rite Temple hosts Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel. read news >>

Johnson-Teixeira Off Chicago Card

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 views

The July 23 co-main event bout between light heavyweight contenders Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira has been postponed, as Johnson has been forced to withdraw in order to tend to a serious read news >>

Countdown to UFC 200: The Showstoppers

  • 3 days ago
  • 25 views

With three cards stacked from top to bottom over three consecutive nights in July, the 2016 edition of UFC International Fight Week is on track to be the biggest and best ever. These are the fighters read news >>

UFC 200 Primer: Ranking the 200 Biggest Moments in UFC History

  • 2 days ago
  • 15 views

UFC 200 on Saturday, July 9 is poised to be a landmark fight card in several different ways. With three titles on the line, the return of Brock Lesnar and another monster pay-per-view buyrate expecte read news >>

UFC 200 Primer: Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 6 hours ago
  • 15 views

The focus at UFC 200 on July 9 may be on the women's bantamweight championship fight between Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes, but another bout at 135 pounds is worth keeping an eye on as well. The featu read news >>