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Cruz defends belt, picks up another

Originally Published: July 4, 2011
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

Just so I have this straight, Urijah Faber lost to a white belt on Saturday?

Dominick Cruz's in-cage promotion from "beginner" by Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach Lloyd Irvin will go down as a classic footnote in his rivalry with Faber, the only fighter to hold a win over the current UFC bantamweight champion. Much more important than the anecdote and nifty new blue belt, obviously, are the fights, and their rematch will go own as one of the most satisfying contests of the year.

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