UFC 199 to take place at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on June 4 featuring two championship fights

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Friday that UFC 199 will take place on June 4th at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. The event will be headlined by two championship fights.

Luke Rockhold (MMA Record: 15-2, UFC: 5-1) defends the UFC Middleweight Championship against Chris Weidman (MMA Record: 12-1, UFC: 9-1) in a rematch of their UFC 194 title bout that saw the then-challenger Rockhold defeat then-champion Weidman for his title and to hand him his first career loss.

Also headlining the event is another championship rematch featuring San Diego native Dominick Cruz (MMA Record: 21-1, UFC: 4-0) and Urijah Faber (MMA Record: 33-8, UFC: 9-4) will completely their trilogy at UFC 199, with Cruz defending the UFC Bantamweight Championship against Faber. Faber and Cruz first fight at WEC 26 on March 24, 2007 when Faber defeated Cruz via Submission for the WEC Featherweight Championship. After that, Cruz would go on to fight at Bantamweight and became the WEC Bantamweight Champion on March 6, 2010. Cruz had been the champion when World Extreme Cagefighting merged with UFC after defeating Scott Jorgensen at WEC 53 on December 16, 2010 retain the WEC Bantamweight Championship and win the newly created UFC Bantamweight Championship. Cruz’ would then make his first successful defense was against Faber on July 2, 2011 at UFC 132. He would defend the title once more against Demetrious Johnson on October 1, 2011 before vacating the title in 2014. Cruz regained the title when he defeated TJ Dillashaw back in January.

In recent years, The Forum has played host to many major boxing fights, hosted a GLORY Kickboxing event, Freestyle Wrestling World Cup events, and was the site of a WWE Live event in December 2015 featuring Brock Lesnar. The Forum has also hosted MMA. In 2006 WFA 4: King Of The Streets took place at The Forum (when it was known as the Great Western Forum) and saw Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Bas Rutten, Lyoto Machida, Jason Miller, Martin Kampmann, Ricco Rodriguwz and more fight on the card.

UFC 199’s main card will air live on Pay-Per-View, and prelims will air on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

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