The California Kid: Urijah Faber’s Six Greatest Moments

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Cruz vs. Faber

WEC 26: Urijah Faber vs. Dominick Cruz

Reigning UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is widely considered to be the very best 135 pounder of all-time. Possessing an ultra-impressive 22-1 career record, Cruz holds two UFC victories over Faber, but as you may remember, “The California Kid” is the only man to ever beat “The Dominator”.

The two met for the first time at WEC 26 on March 24, 2007 where Faber defended his 145-pound title over Cruz with a first round submission victory. It was a dominant performance for Faber and it marked the start of a rivalry that would span nearly a decade. If you enjoyed this story, please share it on social media!