UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta broke the news yesterday via a twitter Q&A session.
The title fight will feature the world’s top two bantamweight fighters in a trilogy match to finally determine who the better man is.
The two originally faced off for Urijah Faber’s featherweight WEC title back in 2007 and Urijah submitted the young Cruz in the very first round. In the second outing the two faced off in a division lower where Cruz reigns as king and Dominick was able to even the score, outpointing Faber in a five-round war.
The UFC has now put the two opposite each other in the upcoming “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series and in the end; they will face off for a third time to complete their trilogy.
UFC 148 is set to go down at The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 7.