Recently it was reported that the UFC was planning a year end bout between Cody Garbrandt and Dominick Cruz, and today the promotion has officially announced the fight.
As expected, Garbrandt will challenge the bantamweight champion at UFC 207, which will take place on December 30th in Las Vegas.
Garbrandt has been tapped for the title shot after taking out Augusto Mendes, Thomas Almeida and Takeya Mizugaki this past year.
Cruz, on the other hand, has scored decision wins over TJ Dillashaw and Urijah Faber this campaign.
So, that’s the fight a ton of people want to see, even if Garbrandt is sitting in the #6 spot at 135.
UFC 207 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena. In the main event, bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes will take on Ronda Rousey.