clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Confirmed: Dominick Cruz Out of UFC 148 With ACL Injury

New, 180 comments
Getty Images for Studio 54

It appears that UFC 148 might have lost another bout. There are reports coming out saying that UFC bantamweight champion and TUF Live coach Dominick Cruz is out of UFC 148 due to an ACL injury and won't be completing his trilogy with Urijah Faber, at least for now. Veteran MMA announcer Mauro Ranallo just tweeted about it: is reporting that Dominick Cruz has torn his ACL and is pulling out of UFC 148. UFC hasn't confirmed it yet.
May 07 via Twitter for iPad Favorite Retweet Reply

The information was originally reported by PhyteGurus, and was confirmed by MMA Weekly.

Cruz won the WEC bantamweight title back at WEC 47, which was turned into the UFC bantamweight title after the merger. He defended the belt twice in the WEC and twice in the UFC thus far. His UFC 148 co-main event bout with Faber would have been their third meeting, with each taking one of the first two bouts.

It is unclear at this point if Faber will be staying on the card, or how it might affect the rest of the Ultimate Fighter Live season. Either way, this is a huge blow to an event which has already lost Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch when it was moved to UFC 149 last week.

UPDATE: Dana White confirms the ACL Tear:

It's true Cruz blew his ACL. Stay tuned for more info
May 07 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

SBN coverage of UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2