UFC 148: Cruz vs. Faber in Las Vegas, NV at the MGM Grand Garden Arena continues to grow as Ortiz vs. Griffin is added onto the main card. The event will take place July 7, 2012 and broadcast as a pay-per-view special. The event is also expected to coincide with a UFC Fan Expo that weekend.
It was six years ago that we first saw Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin bout at UFC 59: “Reality Check.” The fight ended in a controversial decision for the then “Huntington Beach Bad boy.” In their second meeting it was Griffin who would come out the unanimous victor at UFC 106 in 2009. Both men would like to finish out the rubber match now as Ortiz looks to retirement following the bout whether he wins, loses, or draws.
Here is the UFC 148 card as of now:
Bantamweight title fight: Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber
Middleweight bout: Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le
Middleweight bout: Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch
Bantamweight bout: Renan Barão vs. Jeff Hougland
Light Heavyweight bout: Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin