MENU
#UFC Fight Night 83 #Saturday Night Fights #GGG #Luke Rockhold #David Branch #Phoenix Fight Night #Vengeance Fighting Alliance #Duelo De Giagantes



Urijah Faber and Ivan Menjivar are expected to cross paths again in a bantamweight showdown at UFC 157.

The Feb. 23 event takes place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., and the evening’s main card airs live on pay-per-view following the FX-broadcast prelims. MMAWeekly.com first reported the Faber-Menjivar pairing on Monday.

The bantamweights previously met almost seven years ago under the defunct TKO banner, with “The California Kid” winning by disqualification after Menjivar landed an illegal kick to his downed foe.

After winning 21 of his first 22 fights, Faber, 33, has posted a 5-5 record in his last 10 outings dating back to November 2008. A former World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight king, Faber has competed at 135 pounds in his last five fights, coming up short in his bid to capture the undisputed title from Dominick Cruz last year before falling to Renan Pegado in an attempt to win the interim belt this past July at UFC 149.

Menjivar has won four of his last five bouts. Nearly a 12-year pro, the 30-year-old kicked off 2012 with a come-from-behind submission win over “Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 alumnus John Albert but was later outlasted by Mike Easton at UFC 148 in July. Most recently, “The Pride of El Salvador” offered UFC debutant Azamat Gashimov a rude Octagon welcome, submitting the Russian with a belly-down armbar last month at UFC 154.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Urijah Faber Fights

  • a year ago
  • 849 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Report: Aussies Alex Chambers, Nadia Kassem booked for UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

The UFC’s return to the “Land Down Under” has another fight ticketed for the card between a pair of Aussies who used to train together.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night Rotterdam: Bleacher Report Main-Card Staff Predictions

  • 18 days ago
  • 6 views

After nearly a month off surrounding the boxing super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the UFC is back with UFC Fight Night 115 in Rotterdam. The trip to the Netherlands, fittingly, read news >>

Edmonton to Report on UFC Fighter Death—After UFC Leaves Edmonton

  • 17 days ago
  • 3 views

Tim Hague died in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on June 18. He was 34 years old. The cause of death was brain injury sustained during a boxing match in the city two days before. It was the fourth profess read news >>

Report: Fertitta brothers sell remaining UFC stake, signaling end of an era

  • 11 days ago
  • 62 views

Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, who bought the UFC for $2 million in 2001 before selling it for $4 billion in 2016, have “fully divested” in the MMA promotion. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Edmonton to Report on UFC Fighter Death—After UFC Leaves Edmonton

  • 17 days ago
  • 4 views

Tim Hague died in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on June 18. He was 34 years old. The cause of death was brain injury sustained during a boxing match in the city two days before. It was the fourth profess read news >>

Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis Announced as UFC Virginia Headliner | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 5 views

Though it has been expected for quite some time, Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis on Wednesday was officially named the UFC Fight Night 120 main event. read news >>

Report: 'TUF 23' winner Tatiana Suarez meets Viviane Pereira at UFC Fight Night 120 in Norfolk

  • 20 days ago
  • 8 views

At long last, the Season 23 winner of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Tatiana Suarez, will return to the octagon this fall. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Donald Cerrone vs. Darren Till expected for UFC Fight Night 118 headliner in Poland

  • 12 days ago
  • 8 views

A welterweight headliner between two striking specialists is expected to serve as the headliner for UFC Fight Night 118.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Report: Fertitta Brothers No Longer Own Any Part of UFC after Selling Remaining Stake | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 21 views

Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta are officially out of the mixed martial arts business. The Fertitta brothers, who last year sold off a majority stake in the UFC for more than $4 billion to a conglomerate read news >>

Urijah Faber defends 'gentleman' and fellow DWCS commentator Snoop Dogg

  • 2 days ago
  • 18 views

After working with Snoop Dogg on Dana White’s Contender Series, retired UFC vet Urijah Faber has nothing but nice things to say about the rapper: “The way he treated me and other people was pretty gr read news >>