Urijah Faber vs Dominick Cruz Full Fight Video

WEC 26 took place on March 24, 2007. This card featured a Bantamweight championship fight between the champ, Uriah Faber, and the challenger, Dominick Cruz.

Cruz was new to the organization and this would be his first fight in the WEC.

Faber was coming off of back to back wins over both Joe Pearson by submission in Round 1, and Cole Escovedo by KO in Round 2. He was explosive, tough, and highly favored to win this match.

Round 1:  Faber and Cruz come to the center and start the feeling out process. Faber throws a high kick that lands to Cruz’s shoulder. Cruz backs off momentarily then closes the distance. They start to circle each other in the middle, feeling each other out. Faber charges forward, throwing a sharp right hand that Cruz blocks. Faber drops his hands and taunts Cruz to come in, then throws a wicked left right combo. Cruz blocks, dodges, and returns with a left right combo of his own. Faber looks very confident, throwing another attempted high kick. Cruz backs out of the way, and they engage again.

They both circle each other in the center, trying to establish some offense. Faber backs up slightly then charges forward, throwing a haymaker right hand that misses the mark. Cruz immediately counters with a punch and a high kick which lands to the top of Faber’s head, but doesn’t do any damage. Faber moves forward, hands down at his sides, showing no respect for Cruz’s power. As they circle Cruz attempts a couple of right hands that miss. Faber backs up and blasts forward, catching Cruz with a strong right hand. He grabs Cruz’s head in the clinch and tries to land a knee.

Cruz pushes Faber back and they square off once again. Cruz grabs Faber and attempts a takedown. They both go to the mat, but Uriah has Cruz’s neck. They both scramble, attempting to gain a better position, but Faber still has Cruz’s neck surrounded with his right arm. Cruz is able to stand and break free momentarily, when Faber catches him with a knee to the face. They both drop down to the mat again, with Uriah once again holding onto Cruz’s neck with his right arm. Dominick is trying to improve his position, while Faber attempts to connect his hands for a full guillotine.

Cruz continues to work and Faber is finally able to clasp his hands together, then throws his left leg over Dominick’s back into a guillotine choke. Cruz starts trying to fight it, and Faber uses his own momentum to flip him completely over onto his back, still holding the choke. Cruz still tries to fight off the choke, but Uriah’s grip is way too tight, and after a few more seconds Cruz is forced to tap. Referee Herb Dean separates the two and Uriah Faber defeats Dominick Cruz by submission in Round 1.

Urijah Faber vs Jens Pulver Full Fight Video

Uriah Faber vs. Jens Pulver II was a WEC 38 bantamweight fight that took place on January 25, 2009.

The two met previously at WEC 34 in 2008. Uriah Faber won by unanimous decision after a hard fought match.

Pulver lost his next fight, losing by KO to Leonard Garcia in Round 1. Faber lost his next fight, and the WEC belt when he was stopped by Mike Brown in Round 1 by KO. It was time for these two to get it on again.

Round 1: Faber and Pulver meet right in the center. They feel each other out briefly and Faber blasts forward with a front kick to the body. They continue circling, Pulver looking more cautious than Faber. Faber steps in, tries to throw a high kick, and Pulver catches it and takes him down. Pulver hovers over Faber who is throwing several strong upkicks that push Jens back.

Faber gets enough space and jumps up to his feet. Pulver comes in and throws an overhand left that barely misses. As he’s in close, Pulver grabs Uriah into a clinch and attempts to throw knees. Uriah defends and scrambles, until he is able to take Pulver down to the canvas. Pulver immediately fights his way back to his feet, while Faber has a hold of his waist. Uriah tries to land a knee upstairs, but misses. Pulver pushes away, and the two square off again. Faber throws another high kick that Pulver blocks with his glove. Pulver is pushing the action by moving forward, attacking Faber with punches.

Faber avoids his shots and spins Pulver’s back against the cage. Faber pulls Pulver’s neck down and throws a knee. It appears to land, but it doesn’t do much damage. The two separate again. Faber throws a strong right hand but Pulver avoids and throws a counter shot of his own. He misses as well. They engage in the center again. Uriah rushes Pulver with an attempted left hook that he uses to push Jens back into the cage.

Pulver gets his back off of the cage and they both scramble in the clinch. They separate and Uriah throws another high kick. The kick does no damage and Jens moves forward. Jens throws a couple of jabs that miss, then Uriah responds with a couple counter punches.

They don’t look like hard shots, but suddenly Pulver looks dazed on his feet. Uriah sees it and charges Pulver with punches. Pulver is trying to avoid his attack but Faber is relentless. Faber finally catches Pulver with a knee that drops him to the mat. Uriah pounces, dropping punches to the side of Pulver’s face. Pulver grabs one of Uriah’s legs and twists him around, but Uriah grabs Jens neck in a partial guillotine choke and drops down. Uriah is only squeezing his neck for a couple seconds when Pulver quickly taps out. The referee jumps in and separates the two. Uriah Faber is the winner, defeating Jens Pulver by guillotine choke in the 1st Round.

The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale: Urijah Faber stops Scott Jorgenson in the 4th

Kevin and George from the Uncut Sports Show breakdown all of the action from this weekend’s Ultimate Fighter Season 17 Finale, including the main event of Urijah Faber vs Scott Jorgenson.

In the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale Urijah Faber forced Scott Jorgensen to tap out to a rear-naked choke in the fourth round of their bantamweight battle. What’s next for pretty boy Faber? Will he step up and fight Renan Barao?