Urijah Faber will welcome onetime Sengoku champion Masanori Kanehara to the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Sept. 20. more
In a surprise booking, Urijah Faber welcomes Masanori Kanehara to the UFC this September in Japan.
In February, Urijah Faber fought Renan Barao in the main event of UFC 169 in New Jersey. His next fight against Alex Caceres was placed on the televised prelims of UFC 175, which marked the first time Faber had ever been on a preliminary card in his Zuffa career. "The California Kid" will now travel to Japan, where he'll be part of what looks to be the UFC's biggest Fight Pass card to date. Fight S more
The UFC has signed longtime Japanese regional veteran and bantamweight star, Masanori Kanehara.
Not everyone's journey to the UFC is the same and for Masanori Kanehara, that journey was an especially long one. Although no official debut date has been announced (it could be assumed he'll be fighting on the Saitama card) and no opponent has been lined up, the UFC made his signing official last week with the addition of Kanehara to their bantamweight roster.
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Urijah Faber will compete outside of America for the first time in his 39th MMA fight, and he will be welcoming a longtime MMA veteran to the Octagon.
Masanori Kanehara, a former Sengoku featherweight champion, has signed with the UFC and is set to make his Octagon debut against "The California Kid" at the UFC Fight Night 52 card in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 20. FightSportAsia first reported the bout.
Kanehara (23-11-5) enters the UFC coming off a DQ loss in Japan, which snapped a six-fight winni more
A bantamweight bout between division standout Urijah Faber and promotional newcomer Masanori Kanehara has been added to UFC Fight Night Japan, MMAWeekly.com confirmed with sources on Monday. more
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Despite the fact that Weidman beat him at his own game, the former UFC light heavyweight champ could hold his battered face high at night's end, knowing that he didn't regress in defeat.
The UFC's brass will surely pit the The Dragon, who hasn't faced an unranked opponent since 2007, with yet another top-flight foe in his next more
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