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Did someone order a trilogy?
Okay, maybe you didn't but you're getting one nonetheless when Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz hooks up with his arch nemesis, Urijah Faber, for one more tussle expected to take place at UFC 148 on July 7, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The two first met up back in the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) days when "The California Kid" was ruling the roost as featherweight champion. Faber submitted Cruz in that fateful first meeting, besting his foe in just 1:38 of the first round.
Payback's a bitch, though, and "The Dominator" got his just over four years later at UFC 132 with a unanimous decision victory in the main event of the promotion's annual Fourth of July weekend fight card.
Perhaps that's why he's been inserted as the slight favorite at -215 for the trilogy bout, according to noted oddsmaker Nick Kalikas on his MMA Oddsbreaker show.
Faber comes in as the underdog at +165.
A lot can affect this line moving forward, the least of which being the issues that arise between the two during their stint coaching The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15, which debuted this past Friday (March 9) on FX. For that we'll have to stay tuned.
In the meantime, let's hear your initial reactions to these preliminary odds. Too high? Too low? Let's talk turkey in the comments section below.