Urijah Faber to Meet Masanori Kanehara at UFC Fight Night Japan

July 28, 2014
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Urijah FaberA 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.

The 135-pound bout adds to the developing fight card, which takes place Sept. 20 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. FightSportAsia.com first reported news of the fight.

Faber (31-7) most recently got back on the winning track, dispatching Alex Caceres at UFC 175 earlier this month. The win came after losing his bid for the division title against then-champion Renan Barao in February.

Kanehara (23-11-5) is a rare case as a fighter making his UFC debut while coming off a loss. In his last outing, the Japanese fighter was disqualified for throwing his opponent out of the ring at DEEP: 66 Impact. Prior to the loss, Kanehara won six in a row.

UFC Fight Night Japan is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson, and will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

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  • Bouncer

    I’m not sure why Faber is taking yet another fight that could be devastating to his career.. I understood the first time of not fighting on PPV, because he would get more exposure but this…

    • asd

      Think again. Who is there in the top-10 for him to fight that he hasn’t already fought?
      No-one.

      • Timothy Malone

        Bryan Caraway

        • Wolf Ticket

          That would be so much fun for all the Caraway haters like myself :)