Dana White Says That Faber's New Opponent Will Be Announced Tonight on TUF

NEW YORK - MARCH 06:   UFC president Dana White speaks at a press conference at Radio City Music Hall on March 06, 2012 in New York City.  UFC announced that their third event on the FOX network will take place on Saturday, May 5 from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
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Andrew BarrCorrespondent IMay 18, 2012

If there was ever a night not to miss The Ultimate Fighter Live, tonight is that night.

Ever since UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz was sidelined by an unfortunate knee injury, forcing him to pull out of his UFC 148 trilogy bout with Urijah Faber, fans have been wondering who would step in to replace the injured champ.

According to UFC president Dana White, we'll have the answer soon enough.

"Faber's opponent will be announced tonight on TUF Live on FX at 10pm! MGM has Iaquinta -480 vs. Ogle +360 & Pichel +250 vs Saunders -350," tweeted White.

Cruz tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during a practice and it is still unknown how long he will be out of action. However, if other cases of torn ACLs are any indicator, it will be at least nine months until we see the champ back in action.

Faber and Cruz both are likely disappointed by the fight's cancellation. The two have a long-standing rivalry and both own a win over one another. UFC 148 was meant to be the night that settled the score.

After news of Cruz's injury broke, Faber talked a bit about who he thinks should get to fight him for the Interim Bantamweight Championship. The fighters he named are Renan Barao, Michael McDonald, and Ivan Menjivar.

Andrew Barr is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and a stand-up comedian. Check him out on Twitter @AndrewBarr8.

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