Urijah Faber and Brian Bowles

Urijah Faber and Brian Bowles

Urijah Faber and Brian Bowles, both former WEC champions, both have a blemish on their records that they want to wash away… a loss to current UFC bantamweight Dominick Cruz.

One of them will get the opportunity to avenge the loss, but they must first fight each other. The winner will then fight for the title.

UFC president Dana White confirmed that fact in a report Saturday on ESPN.com.

“Both Urijah and Bowles lost to Cruz. The winner of their fight will earn a rematch,” White told ESPN.com, before defending his the next challenger to the 135-pound divisional title, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.

“Johnson is 9-1, on a four-fight win streak and beat former (bantamweight) champ (Miguel) Torres in his last fight.”

So, in fact, the winner of the Faber-Bowles fight will still be counting on Cruz to hang on to the belt when he squares off with Johnson in the main event of UFC on Versus 6 on Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C.

The winner of Faber-Bowles would still get the title shot, just not the shot at redemption.

Faber and Cruz square off as part of the supporting cast of UFC 139, expected to take place in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 19, where UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez returns to defend his belt against Junior dos Santos.

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