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UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2, Cruz vs. Faber 3
January 29 @ 8:54 am
UFC 199 takes place on June 4 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
In the UFC 199 main event we see an eagerly anticipated collision as reigning UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold (15-2) faces off against long time contender Michael Bisping (28-7) in a rematch of their first encounter in 2014 where Rockhold claimed victory. The UK’s Bisping steps in on two weeks’ notice, replacing the injured former champion Chris Weidman. Both men have taken their out-spoken personalities to the max, and the pre-fight momentum gathered by Bisping shows once again that the right replacement can generate a serious amount of intrigue, with a three fight win streak including his latest victory over former champion and all time great, Anderson Silva.
in the UFC 199 co-main event, the long lasting grudge between reigning UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz (21-1), and former WEC Featherweight Urijah Faber (33-8), will finally be finally be settled when they do battle for a third time.
Featherweight great Faber took the initial victory in 2007 under the WEC banner, for what was MMA’s top featherweight crown at the time. Cruz evened the score in a rematch four years later, retaining the newly introduced UFC Bantamweight title in 2014. When the duo meet once again in a rubber match for the 135lb Bantamweight crown, Faber will reach for the top spot that has eluded him for the past eight years, while Cruz has since developed to become one of MMA’s most technically gifted athletes who proudly boasts the title of being ‘the least hit fighter in the UFC.’
UFC 199 full card:
Middleweight Championship: Luke Rockhold (c) vs. Michael Bisping
Bantamweight Championship: Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Urijah Faber
Featherweight: Max Holloway vs. Ricardo Lamas
Middleweight: Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard
Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Bobby Green
Featherweight: Brian Ortega vs. Clay Guida
Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. James Vick
Strawweight: Jessica Penne vs. Jessica Andrade
Featherweight: Cole Miller vs. Alex Caceres
UFC Fight Pass Prelims
Welterweight: Sean Strickland vs. Tom Breese
Light Heavyweight: Jonathan Wilson vs. Luiz Henrique da Silva
Middleweight: Kevin Casey vs. Elvis Mutapcic
Lightweight: Polo Reyes vs. Dong Hyun Kim