After months of hype, ‘UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber 2' is finally upon us. The UFC's lastest offering is scheduled to be held Saturday July 2nd, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each of the card's eleven bouts will be available to fight fans.
The action begins at 3:15 p.m. PT/6:15 p.m. ET as UFC 132's undercard streams live on the UFC Facebook page. Former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles and Phoenix resident Aaron Simpson highlight the four fights on the action-packed preliminaries.
Coverage will continue when the UFC's two featured prelims broadcast live on SPIKE at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. Two lightweight fights are to be televised. Explosive up-and-comer Melvin Guillard is set to square off against WEC-veteran Shane Roller, and Rafael dos Anjos will battle George Sotiropoulos, who is looking to rebound from his first loss in five years.
Then the primetime action begins, as UFC 132 launches at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET live on pay-per-view. Defending champion Dominick Cruz is favored to beat the challenger, Urijah Faber, in their scheduled rematch with the bantamweight title at stake. A winner of eight straight fights, Cruz was last defeated in 2007, when he lost at the hands of Faber via an early first round guillotine. The match was for the now-defunct WEC featherweight title.
Dominick Cruz (-165) vs. Urijah Faber (+135)
SB Nation Arizona prediction: Dominick Cruz via unanimous decision
Wanderlei Silva (-175) vs. Chris Leben (+145)
SB Nation Arizona prediction: Chris Leben via unanimous decision
Tito Ortiz (+400) vs. Ryan Bader (-600)
SB Nation Arizona prediction: Ryan Bader via unanimous decision
Carlos Condit (-125) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (-105)
SB Nation Arizona prediction: Dong Hyun Kim via second round KO
Dennis Siver (-130) vs. Matt Wiman (EVEN)
SB Nation Arizona prediction: Dennis Siver via first round KO
Preliminary Card (to be broadcast on SPIKE):
Melvin Guillard (-300) vs. Shane Roller (+240)
SB Nation Arizona prediction: Shane Roller via first round submission
George Sotiropoulos (-225) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (+185)
SB Nation Arizona prediction: George Sotiropoulos via unanimous decision
Preliminary Card (to be steamed on Facebook):
Brian Bowles (-500) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (+300)
SB Nation Arizona prediction: Brian Bowles via third round submission
Brad Tavares (+215) vs. Aaron Simpson (-275)
SB Nation Arizona prediction: Aaron Simpson via first round TKO
Anthony Njokuani (-150) vs. Andre Winner (+120)
SB Nation Arizona prediction: Anthony Njokuani via third round KO
Jeff Hougland (+160) vs. Donny Walker (-200)
SB Nation Arizona prediction: Jeff Hougland via unanimous decision