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UFC 132 results wrap: 'Cruz vs Faber' event review, news and notes

Photo by Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Photo by Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to pay-per-view last Saturday night (July 2, 2011) with UFC 132: "Cruz vs. Faber," featuring Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz successfully defending his title for the very first time inside the Octagon and exacting revenge against Urijah Faber in the process.

But that's not all.

Middleweight sluggers Chris Leben and Wanderlei Silva met in the center of the cage, as promised, and delivered a stunning knockout finish, via "The Crippler" crumpling "The Axe Murderer," again, as promised.

And what else is there to say about the performance of Tito Ortiz?

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 borne from Saturday night's Independence Day event.

In we go.

UFC 132: "Cruz vs. Faber"

Results and live play-by-play

Recap and post-fight discussion

Post-fight press conference video

Bonuses and awards

Event photos gallery

Facebook "Prelims" results and recap

Fight recap: Rafael dos Anjos sends George Sotiropoulos to the back of the lightweight line

Fight recap: Melvin Guillard does Shane Roller dirty ... real dirty

Fight recap: Carlos Condit flys through the air, connects with a knockout knee and lands at the top of the 170-pound ladder

Fight recap: Tito Ortiz shocks the world and rocks Ryan Bader before choking him out

Fight recap: Dennis Siver wins it by a hair over Matt Wiman

Fight recap: Chris Leben knocks out Wanderlei Silva in the first round -- and maybe out of the UFC

Fight recap: Dominick Cruz gets his revenge on Urijah Faber

UFC 132 post-fight fallout

It was close but the Fight Metric report shows the judges made the right call in the Cruz vs. Faber main event

Ryan Bader is really pissed off that he's the guy that ended Tito Ortiz's losing streak

Dominick Cruz vs Urijah Faber -- the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat (Pic)

The Hooters girl contest winner carried cards around the Octagon and looked hot doing it

Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader highlights

Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber highlights

Chael Sonnen watched Chris Leben knock out Wanderlei Silva and determined "The Axe Murderer" can't cut it in the fight game anymore

Is Carlos Condit worthy of a title shot? He lets his flying knee knockout speak for itself

Melvin Guillard doesn't give a care about rankings -- but he wants Jim Miller next

Tito Ortiz wins and brings happiness to a cancer patient and his family

Carlos Condit spent time practicing the flying knee he used to knock out Dong Hyun Kim

Chris Leben never once visualized his fight against Wanderlei Silva would end the way it did

Who is Dominick Cruz defending his title against next? Brian Bowles or Demetrious Johnson?

Win, lose or draw, Wanderlei Silva is one of the all-time greats

Poll: Who should Tito Ortiz fight next?

Dominick Cruz is willing to move up to featherweight to fight Jose Aldo

That my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being. What gets your vote for the biggest story coming out of UFC 132?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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