UFC 132 is this year's Independence Day card, and it has the possibility of being one of the best cards of the year. The card doesn't have huge names, but it sure does have some exciting match-ups. From top to bottom, Las Vegas could be seeing the best fights of the year.
Urijah Faber vs. Dominick Cruz is set to be the first ever Bantamweight title fight in UFC history, and if Urijah Faber can do what he did in the WEC, we might witness a new champion crowned. This is a rematch of a 2007 battle at WEC 26, but both fighters are much different these days.
Wanderlei Silva also makes his triumphed return when he steps into the cage with the gritty Chris Leben. Leben and Silva have both been known for stepping into the cage and letting their hands do the talking, and I don’t know why this would be any different.
Tito Ortiz looks to get his first win in nearly five years when he steps up against Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Bader. Dana White has confused countless amounts of fans by keeping Ortiz around, and now it’s put up or shut up time for the Huntington Beach Bad Boy.
Carlos Condit is showcased in the welterweight division when he faces Asian prospect Dong Hyun Kim. Condit is only a few steps, if not one step, away from challenging for the welterweight strap, but he faces no easy task in Kim.
UFC 132 was tentatively supposed to feature a rematch between B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch serving as the main event, but the fight was scrapped due to a Penn injury. The Penn injury may have been a blessing in disguise, as the first fight between the two was average at best.
UFC 132 is a showcase of the new Bantamweight division, and here are some reasons why you need to watch.