UFC 132 features a rematch between current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz and former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber. UFC 132 will also be headlined by an interesting matchup between tough MMA fighters Chris Leben and Wanderlei Silva. Here are my predictions for UFC 132 scheduled for July 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dominick Cruz versus Urijah Faber
Faber won their first encounter at WEC 26 rather easily, submitting Cruz in the first round. Cruz dropped down to bantamweight division shortly after, and has been undefeated in his last eight fights. I like Faber a lot and he’s undefeated in the bantamweight division as well, but I don’t think he’ll be able stop Cruz’ momentum. Cruz wins by decision.
Wanderlei Silva versus Chris Leben
This should be an all out brawl with both MMA fighters leaving it all in the Octagon. Eventually Silva will catch Leben and send him home early. Silva wins by TKO.
Tito Ortiz versus Ryan Bader
Tough matchup for Tito, Bader was one win away from fighting for the UFC light-heavyweight title. Unfortunately for Bader, he ended up losing to the current light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and he’ll be motivated to get back in contention. Bader wins by decision.
Carlos Condit versus Dong Hyun Kim
Kim’s undefeated MMA record will come to an end when he faces Condit at UFC 132. Condit is clearly worthy of his intimidating nickname “The Natural Born Killer.” In the past five years, Martin Kampmann is the only MMA fighter that has been able to defeat him (12 fights total). Condit by KO
Matt Wiman versus Dennis Siver
I like Matt Wiman, but I don’t think he has the tools needed to deal with Siver. Siver will have no problems using his solid wrestling skills to dominate the fight. Siver wins by decision.
Brian Bowles defeats Takeya Mizugaki
Brad Tavares defeats Aaron Simpson
George Sotiropoulos defeats Rafael dos Anjos
Melvin Guillard defeats Shane Roller
Anthony Njokuani defeats Andre Winner
Donny Walker defeats Jeff Hougland