We knew it would be and so it has come to pass.
With his victory at UFC 128 over Eddie Wineland in his Octagon debut, Urijah Faber has earned a shot at the bantamweight title and his arch nemesis, Dominick Cruz. The date? July 2. The location? Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event? UFC 132.
The promotion announced the pending contest on its official Twitter account earlier today.
So far, he's seen nothing but success, winning both fights in his new weight class: a submission victory over Takeya Mizugaki and a decision win over the previously mentioned Wineland.
Now it's time to see if "The California Kid" can go get that belt.
To do so, he'll have to defeat Dominick Cruz, a fighter who's done nothing but "Dominate" since he started his young career back in Jan., 2005.
"El Grinder-O" has been on a stellar run, winning 17 of his 18 career contests. The lone blemish? To none other than Faber himself, a featherweight title fight in the WEC back in 2007.
Cruz was choked out via guillotine in the first round of that bout, but made his debut at 135-pounds just one fight later and hasn't lost since, defeating the likes of such fighters as Joseph Benavidez, Brian Bowles and most recently, Scott Jorgensen.
These two have had a grudge building in the media for some time, with Faber calling Cruz a "d-bag" and Dominick repeatedly stating he would love to avenge his only career loss.
Let the games begin, gentlemen.
UFC 132 has yet to be officially announced by the promotion but is filling up quickly, as the rematch between B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch will take place on the card as well as a light heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader and Tito Ortiz.
As always, keep it locked right here to MMAmania.com for more updates to this still-developing fight card.