Urijah Faber still has his eyes set on a fight against Norifumi Yamamoto. Interestingly enough, Dana White revealed during a recent UFC Fight Night 52 press conference that he would love to book it if "The California Kid" escaped UFC 175 unscathed; which he did. After T.J. Dillashaw dethroned Renan Barao as ruler of the bantamweight division at UFC 173, it didn't take long for fans to start foaming at the mouth for a potential teammate vs. teammate match up pitting T.J. against Urijah Faber.
Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight contender Urijah Faber will take on international veteran Masenori Kanehara at the UFC Fight Night 52: "Hunt vs. Nelson" mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Fight Pass, which is scheduled for Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 20, 2014, according to Fight Sport Asia (via FOX Sports).
It would have been Faber vs. Norifumi Yamamoto, but "Kid" was ruled ineligible following an injury.
Faber (31-7) is fresh off a submission more
If anyone had a question as to whether Urijah "The California Kid" Faber was still an elite bantamweight, you can put those concerns to rest.
In an efficient and effective performance, Faber defeated a young, hungry and skilled Alex "Bruce Leroy" Caceres by submission. The finishing maneuver was a rear-naked choke, which Faber has used to stop eight opponents in his illustrious career before Saturday's win. When the bout was over, per the UFC pay-per-view broadcast, Faber said:
"He's very tough, more
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TUF alumn Marcus Brimage, faces off against Russell Doane in this Bantamweight tilt that should pleasantly surprise casual fans despite taking Urijah Faber's spot on the main card for UFC 175. Marcus Brimage vs. Russell Doane Bantamweight
This fight is opening the main card while Urijah Faber takes on Bruce Leeroy on the undercard? Did Faber steal Dana's blackjack money or something?
Well I don't think it's some sort of travesty. In the post-TUF world, producers want fights that can sell on tele more
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