As the rumor mill has been suggesting, Urijah Faber (pictured) and Raphael Assuncao will in fact collide when the UFC returns to Brazil on March 21.
The UFC confirmed the bantamweights will headline the card Thursday via Twitter.
Faber is victorious in six of his past seven outings. “The California Kid” will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the tango.
Assuncao is one...
The UFC will return to Brazil on March 21 with a big card headed to Rio de Janeiro including the headline fight pitting Urijah Faber against Raphael Assuncao in a pivotal bantamweight matchup.
UFC officials announced the new card on Thursday.
Faber and Assuncao both sit high in the rankings at 135-pounds and the winner will likely be poised for a title shot at some point in 2015...
UFC Fight Night: Faber vs. Assuncao
When: March 21st, 2015
Where: Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
How: Fox Sports 1
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Raphael Assuncao vs. Urijah Faber
Former WEC champion Urijah Faber has seemingly found himself in yet another No. 1 contender fight, as it has been reported that “The California Kid” will be taking on the streaking Raphael Assuncao in the main event of UFC Fight Night 62.
Globo was the first to report the news earlier today, as UFC officials have yet to formally announce the match up.
UFC Fight Night 62 is...
We'll get right to the point - Urijah Faber's Team Alpha Male is coming out with a pin-up 2015 calendar. Roll your eyes if you want, but chances are your girlfriend or boyfriend doesn't mind hearing the news.
Although the Sacramento-based super team knows there is more to life than beingreally, really, really, ridiculously good looking, they clearly still understand that it's...
Urijah Faber is heading to Japan for his next fight as he’s just been scheduled to welcome Masanori Kanehara to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 52 on September 20th.
Kanehara is a 31 year-old veteran of promotions like DEEP, Pancrase and Sengoku where he was once there featherweight tournament champion, and has amassed a 23-11-5 record over the course of his 11 year MMA career....
Perennial title challenger Urijah Faber will begin his next campaign against Alex ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Caceras at UFC 175 in Las Vegas on July 5th.
Faber was last seen in the Octagon at UFC 169 back in February where he suffered a disappointing first round TKO loss to Renan Barao in his third unsuccessful attempt to get his hands on the UFC bantamweight title.
Despite coming up short...
Urijah Faber (pictured) was fighting in front of his hometown peeps in Sacramento, and the arena went nuts when his “California Love” (actually, Tupac’s “California Love”) hit the speakers for his walkout, so all the pressure was on him to win.
Then again, it wasn’t a title bout so Faber was pretty much a lock to leave victorious. Interesting fact, Faber owned a 29-6...
There was a palpable buzz in the arena on Saturday night when Urijah Faber hit the cage.
A hometown favorite that grew up and called Sacramento home for years, Faber was greeted with the loudest ovation of the night as he hit the cage. Some fighters will discount what it means to have the crowd on their side, but 'The California Kid' fed off the energy and turned it into a flawless...