clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

UFC 132 fight card: Previews, predictions and a complete guide to 'Cruz vs Faber'


For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Cruz vs. Faber" event, going down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC 132 will feature the very first bantamweight title fight in company history as titleholder Dominick Cruz puts his 135-pound strap on the line against arch rival Urijah Faber.

Also on the card, middleweight marauders Wanderlei Silva and Chris Leben will go to war while Tito Ortiz will attempt to avoid a forced retirement when he hits the mat with Ryan Bader.

It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.

But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered. 

In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.

In we go:

UFC 132: "Cruz vs. Faber" 

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

UFC 132 predictions and previews:

Predictions from the man himself, Nostradumbass

Spike TV "Prelims" preview and predictions

Facebook "Prelims" preview and predictions

Fight preview: Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

Fight preview: Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben

Fight preview: Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader

Fight preview: Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Fight preview: Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman

Fight card: Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman and the conundrum of the lightweight division

Fight card: Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim -- the forgotten welterweight contenders

Fight card: Tito Ortiz faces retirement against Ryan Bader

Fight card: Wanderlei Silva and Chris Leben to spark human fireworks in "Sin City"

Fight card: Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber meet in the first WEC inspired UFC main event

UFC 132 press conferences:

Pre-fight press conference

Post-fight press conference

Press conference photos gallery

Press conference staredown pics

UFC 132 weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in photos gallery

Weigh-in video highlights

Weigh-in staredown pics

UFC 132 odds:

Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben

Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader

Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Dennis Siver vs. Matt Wiman

UFC 132 news:

Event poster

Hooters ring girl contest winner pic

Conference call updates and live blog

Open workouts photos gallery

Facebook video streams live on July 2

Live streaming schedule for the event

How to watch the event live online

UFC 132 editorials:

Ultimate Submissions: Urijah Faber chokes out the competition -- including Dominick Cruz

Bad Boy for Life: The rise and fall of Tito Ortiz (Part one)

Bad Boy for Life: The rise and fall of Tito Ortiz (Part two)

History in the Making: Tito Ortiz takes on Frank Shamrock in old school UFC classic

History in the Making: Urijah Faber makes quick work of Dominick Cruz in their first fight

History in the Making: 'The Axe Murderer' Wanderlei Silva's greatest hits

History in the Making: The incredible comeback wins of Chris Leben

Dominick Cruz is never going to get treated like a champion

Dominick Cruz is fueled by negativity, jealousy and revenge

Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber can't wait to punch each other in the face

Dominick Cruz won't be ready for Urijah Faber

Urijah Faber is savvy to what Dominick Cruz will do inside the cage

Urijah Faber is cutting too much weight and will lose to Dominick Cruz

Urijah Faber will help Dominick Cruz grow up by taking his title

Wanderlei Silva will have a job forever because the fans love to watch him fight

Wanderlei Silva wants 10 more fights before leaving the fight game

Chris Leben is afraid Wanderlei Silva is going to send him into a coma

Will Chris Leben's legacy be defined in his showdown against Wanderlei Silva

Tito Ortiz is done with relationship drama and dirty laundry

Tito Ortiz will walk away when the time comes -- but it's not yet

Tito Ortiz doesn't care about being the betting dog against Ryan Bader

Tito Ortiz had to beg for his job after Matt Hamill loss

Tito Ortiz will retire with a loss to Ryan Bader

Ryan Bader made a mistake calling Tito Ortiz a stepping stone

Carlos Condit wants a title shot if he beats Dong Hyun Kim

Carlos Condit training for a big tough dude in Dong Hyun Kim

Carlos Condit will feat the takedown on July 2

Melvin Guillard is the best at everything in the lightweight division

Andre Winner doesn't want "Fight of the Night" -- he wants "Knockout of the Night"

UFC 132 videos:

"Cruz vs. Faber" video trailer

Extended video preview

Countdown to UFC 132

UFC 132 preview with ESPN's MMA Live

"Cruz vs. Faber" preview with Dana White

Dominick Cruz video blog episode one

Dominick Cruz video blog episode two

Dominick Cruz video blog episode three

Dominick Cruz video blog episode four

Dominick Cruz video blog episode five

Dominick Cruz video blog episode six

UFC Fighter Diary featuring Dominick Cruz

UFC Fighter Diary featuring Carlos Condit

UFC Fighter Diary featuring Melvin Guillard

Up Close and Personal with Wanderlei Silva (Episode one)

Up Close and Personal with Wanderlei Silva (Episode two)

The Shoot! Dominick Cruz ready for rematch against Urijah Faber

Randy Couture predicts Urijah Faber vs. Dominick Cruz

Dominick Cruz is going to whoop Urijah Faber's butt(chin)

Dominick Cruz will be better than Urijah Faber

Dominick Cruz is the irritator or the eluder -- but not he dominator

Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber preview their rematch

Dominick Cruz will put his giant knuckle in the middle of Urijah Faber's (butt)chin

Dominick Cruz can run but he can't hide from Urijah Faber

Urijah Faber and Team Alpha Male ready for Dominick Cruz

Urijah Faber talks about life threatening brawl overseas and other stuff

Urijah Faber describes the bad blood between he and Dominick Cruz

Urijah Faber is laughing with Dominick Cruz -- not at him (yeah, right)

MMA training with Urijah Faber

Wanderlei Silva has a mad, crazy man inside him

Wanderlei Silva hard sparring for Chris Leben fight

Wanderlei Silva training with Fabricio Werdum for Chris Leben fight

Train hard Chris Leben, Wanderlei Silva is bringing the heat

Chris Leben isn't scared to go toe-to-toe with Wanderlei Silva

Chris Leben vs. Wanderlei Silva will be a bloody, three-round mess

Chris Leben video blog for Wanderlei Silva fight

Chris Leben won't make it out of the first round against Wanderlei Silva

You really want to see Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben

Ariel Helwani trying to stir up beef between Tito Ortiz and Ryan Bader?

Ryan Bader has the ability to knock out Tito Ortiz

Ryan Bader knockout video of Keith Jardine at UFC 110

Dana White says Tito Ortiz is 'absolutely' gone if he loses to Ryan Bader

Tito Ortiz explains how his Twitter account was hacked

Ryan Bader expecting the best Tito Ortiz ever

Fighters predict Ryan Bader vs. Tito Ortiz

Ryan Bader prepared for a once in a lifetime fight against Tito Ortiz

Meet Carlos Condit -- not your typical MMA fighter

Carlos Condit knockout video of Dan Hardy at UFC 120

Carlos Condit is going to beat up Dong Hyun Kim until he doesn't move anymore

Dong Hyun Kim thinks he, not Carlos Condit, can actually beat Georges St. Pierre

Randy Couture predicts Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller

Melvin Guillard plans on making a highlight out of Shane Roller

Rafael dos Anjos has better jiu-jitsu than Georges Sotiropoulos

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.

What has been the biggest story heading into this event? The long, long rivalry between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber? Tito Ortiz's possible retirement? Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben? Something else?

Sound off, Maniacs.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania