Friday, February 7, 2020

UFC 132: Erasing the Blemish

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UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber 2: Las Vegas, Nev. – MGM Grand Garden Arena – July 2, 2011

Dominick Cruz avenged the only loss of his career, beating Uriah Faber at UFC 132.

Cruz successfully defended his UFC bantamweight title by unanimous decision. Faber had beaten Cruz four years earlier in a WEC featherweight title bout.

Tito Ortiz won his first fight in five years, beating Ryan Bader with a guillotine choke at the 1:56 mark. Bader had a 12-0 record until he met Jon Jones and Ortiz.

Dennis Silver beat Matt Wiman by unanimous decision with 29-28 scores. Chris Leben knocked out “The Axe Murderer” Wanderlei Silva in 27 seconds.

Carlos Condit opened the PPV with a knockout win over Dong Hyun Kim.

On the Spike TV pre-show, “The Young Assassin” Melvin Guillard knocked out Shane Roller at the 2:12 mark.

Future lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos knocked out George Sotiropoulos in 59 seconds. Check it out.

All of the Facebook preliminary fights ended in unanimous decisions. Aaron Simpson beat Brad Tavares; and Anthony Njokuani defeated Andre Winner.

In bantamweight fights, Jeff Hougland beat Donny Walker; and Brian Bowles defeated Takeya Mizugaki.

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