Report: UFC Bantamweight Champ Dominick Cruz Tears ACL, Out Of Planned Fight With Urijah Faber At UFC 148

It appears that UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has suffered a torn ACL and will not be able to defend his title against Urijah Faber.

Currently, Cruz and Faber are coaching opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter: Live. was the first to confirm news of the knee injury suffered by Cruz. MMA Weekly and other media members are also reporting that Cruz is out.

Cruz-Faber was originally set as the main event to the July 7 card from Las Vegas, but the UFC middleweight championship bout between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen was shifted to the card. Now, it remains a mystery if Faber will still compete at the card and what will happen to the UFC bantamweight title while Cruz rehabs.

Photo credit: Dave Mandel/Sherdog

Update: Dana White has confirmed Cruz is out.

  • sam_snee

    shitty balls! can i say that here?

    • Steve Barry

      You just did. :)

  • warriordave927

    Wonder if they’ll let urijah fight for a interim belt since don will be out for a while,anybody have any idea who he would fight if that were the case

    • Dana Becker

       I know you asked, and were answered, in other posts, but, just for sake of keeping things in line: Barao, MacDonald, Menjivar, in that order:)

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