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Wednesday, 03/14/2012, 12:25 pm

They are 1-1 Against Each Other But Who Is The Betting Favorite, Cruz or Faber?


After the two best bantamweight fighters in the world get done with their “Ultimate Fighter Live on FX” coaching gig, they will be locked inside the Octagon once more to determine who is the better Mixed Martial Artist.

Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz have a history that spans the course of more than five years and two weight classes.

The two first squared off in 2007 when Urijah Faber was the king of the featherweights. It took the “California Kid” just 1:38 to secure a fight ending choke and retain his world title.

However, fast forward four years into the future and the two would cross paths yet again. Last year it was Dominick who was defending his gold against Faber in the weight class below their initial meeting place. Cruz successfully earned the points on all three judge’s scorecards and paid Faber back for his only career defeat in the process.

I scored the rematch for Faber, it was close, but the only real notable action in the fight was delivered by Urijah, at least in my opinion.

The two are now scheduled to conclude their rivalry with a trilogy match, a rubber match to determine who is the better of the two.

But who have the Vegas odds makers pegged as the favorite going into the bout?

The champ of course, here are the odds provided by bestfightodds.com:

Read More: The Ultimate Fighter, Urijah Faber (News), Dominick Cruz (News)

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0 Comments to They are 1-1 Against Each Other But Who Is The Betting Favorite, Cruz or Faber?

  1. zetoe666 says:

    Faber wins this one just like he won the first 2.

    If you think Cruz won the rematch, you’re trippin hella tuff.

  2. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    I got Cruz pulling an upset.

  3. Michael says:

    I think Cruz might have this one this time . I do believe Faber won the rematch but then again its what ever.

    The reason why i think Cruz will take this one is because i dont see Faber ever improving he always looked good but never has improved in the fights i have seen. But Cruz improves and i think after going a complete 5 rounds with him he will improve on a way to beat Faber.

    We will see and i wont count either one of them out.

    • allahu akbar says:

      i smell a edgar vs maynard 3 type of fight

    • Scotty says:

      Cruz improving? He hasn’t changed at all.. Still does the same exact things, jumps around, in n out all over the place, and goes for a takedown to score more points! No one has just been able to figure out how to stop it but I think Faber did in the 2nd fight and feel he is going to add to what he did in he 2nd to get the win!

  4. &; says:

    I scored the first one for Faber as well, but when are fights are that close it is tough to really argue either way.

  5. jrog says:

    some Vegas oddsmakers gonna pay my rent for me thanx fools

  6. hypehypehype says:

    cruz clearly won the second match. im a faber fan but open your eyes and get of his dick people. he will win this time i hope. maybe choke that annoying pointfighter out again with 1 arm :)

  7. k says:

    lol the only fight faber won is their first fight.

  8. mean170 says:

    I like watching Faber, but Cruz is a tough watch. All his movement is good, but he jumps in and out so much that he rarely damages his opponent. I like fighters that at least game plan to finish fights, and i think Cruz doesn’t.

  9. John says:

    Cruz is 10x the fighter faber is. Faber’s got a lot of personality, but he’s a dick. Cruz will walk right through him, like he did last time.

  10. John M says:

    Faber’s seen Cruz’s bullshit running and dancing method from the last fight and his others ones, he will come back with a better game plan and finish Cruz.

  11. UFC VIDEOS says:

    Gotta go with Dom Cruz right?

  12. G says:

    Let me get this straight. Faber submits Cruz in their first fight, then he knocks Cruz on his ass three times (and takes him down several times) in their second fight (that goes to a decision because of Cruz’s running away style and point fighting), and now people somehow magically think Cruz is the favorite? This is a wonderful time to bet some cash on Faber. Wow. People are fucking stupid.

  13. Rocko's Modern Life says:

    I would be afriad to punch Faber in the chin. My fist might be sucked into that butt chin of his lost forever. #TeamCruz

  14. jbeamazing says:

    im trying hard to care is it just me

  15. Sick Brah says:

    If cruz wins its gonna be by being a faggot and dancing around like a spastic.

    Hope faber smashes the ****.

    Yes mad.

    • Faber Made the mistake of not capitalizing enough when his punches buckled Cruz. He hasnt been the same since breaking his hand, but I’d bet money he’s gonna finish Cruz this time..

      • Sick Brah says:

        Agreed bro. Hopefully the same fighter shows up that showed up against bowles, that was some impressive work there.

        • Yeah, when he goes in there looking to finish he does it, other times he gets the chance but doesn’t go for it. I wanna see the Faber that fought bowles also. Or the Faber we used to see before losing to Brown, the one with Sick Striking and some of the scariest elbows, submissions and slams in MMA

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