The UFC is taking a big chance this weekend by making a bantamweight fight the main event at UFC 132. Sure, hard core MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fans know who Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber are, but the UFC makes their money by selling a fight to the casual MMA fans. Do casual fans know who Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber are? The PPV numbers for UFC 132 will tell the story.
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The UFC is taking a good chance on this fight card. While the casual MMA fan might not recognize Cruz and Faber, they have surely heard of Wanderlei Silva and Tito Ortiz. Both Silva and Ortiz are also on the UFC 132 fight card and will both be fighting to keep their careers in the UFC afloat. These two MMA veterans will boost the card's allure and make MMA fans happier about purchasing the PPV.
Cruz vs. Faber should be an exciting fight. These two have cardio for days and will keep the action fast paced. Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben is most likely going to be a bar brawl type fight. Both of these fighters like to stand and bang! Unfortunately, Ortiz vs. Bader might be boring. Both have a strong wrestling background and when you get two strong wrestlers to fight, they tend to be tentative with the grappling/wrestling and overly cautious with the stand up striking.
Here's the complete UFC 132 fight card:
Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber
Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben
Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman
Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader
Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Spike TV Preliminary Bouts
George Sotiropoulos vs. Rafael Dos Anjos
Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller
Brad Tavares vs. Aaron Simpson
Brian Bowles vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Anthony Njokuani vs. Andre Winner
Jeff Hougland vs. Donny Walker
UFC 132 takes place this Saturday July 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. By the way UFC, when are you coming to Los Angeles?