Urijah Faber Expected to Rematch Ivan Menjivar at UFC 157 in Anaheim


It’s a rematch almost 7 years in the making but former WEC champion Urijah Faber will look to exact a bit of revenge when he faces Ivan Menjivar at UFC 157 in Anaheim.

Sources close to the fight confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that verbal agreements are in place for the bantamweight showdown set to happen as part of the Feb 23 in Anaheim.

Faber and Menjivar first met in January 2006 in Canada as part of the TKO promotion. Faber won the fight, but it was after an illegal kick to a downed opponent courtesy of Menjivar.

Now with both fighters competing at 135lbs, they will meet again at UFC 157 in Anaheim.

Faber was originally expected to come back a little earlier as part of the UFC 156 card, but with his following in his home state of California, it seems only natural to have him compete in Anaheim instead.

Tatame.com first reported the match-up but MMAWeekly.com later confirmed the bout would take place at UFC 157, not UFC 156.

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