Urijah Faber Expected to Return at UFC 156

November 6, 2012
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Urijah FaberFormer WEC champion Urijah Faber has been on the sidelines since UFC 149, but it looks like he is marked for a return at UFC 156 on Feb. 2 in Las Vegas.

UFC Tonight reported on Tuesday night that Faber has been targeted for a return on Super Bowl weekend.

Faber last saw action at UFC 149 in Calgary in July. He failed in his bid to capture the interim UFC bantamweight championship. That honor instead was bestowed upon his opponent, Renan Barão.

Not only did he lose the fight, however, but he also suffered a rib injury in the process.

Faber is currently in China promotion the UFC’s first event there, but should his rehab stay on track and pending a doctor’s clearance, he will return at UFC 156.

No opponent has yet been targeted for Faber’s return to the Octagon.

A featherweight title bout pitting champion Jose Aldo against Frankie Edgar headlines UFC 156.

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  • I’m surprised I haven’t seen many fans rooting for Faber vs Edgar at 145. I’m sure Faber would do it in a second. That should really be Edgars test b/c if he losses to Aldo where does he go? Back up? Or does he stay? If he leaves thats messed up b/c another guy could have had that title shot. But this is business so thats how it goes.

  • horace

    Faber the pocket midget ever won a big fight??

  • Mark Cervantes

    Michael McDonald is the name?

    • shakejunt

      seems to be the choice by default, no one else is really on the same level or available. hopefully faber won’t knock off the contender, but if he does i guess he can get his rubber match with cruz regardless of the outcome of the eventual fight with barao.

  • horace

    Faber is the most over-hyped undelivering loser in MMA