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WEC 52 Adds Five More Fights

Written on September 28, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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The Faber vs Mizugaki showdown is getting better and better as five more bouts were added to the WEC 52 lineup. Check on the additional match-ups in the article below.

WEC 52: Faber vs Mizugaki officially added five more fights last Monday. A featherweight tilt between Chad Mendes and Javier Vazquez, plus a bantamweight bout pitting Eddie Wineland versus Damacio Page will round-up the main card.

Chad “Money” Mendes is undefeated in eight outings, wherein half of it are coming by either knockout or submission. Money’s strong take-downs have provided him victories over Erik Koch, Anthony Morrison and Cub Swanson. Javier “Showtime” Vazquez, on the other hand, is coming from a back-to-back wins in WEC. Showtime has a five winning streak before loosing his first two fights in WEC via split decision. And for the record, the Cuban native has earned ten of his 15 wins by submission.

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Faber vs Mizugaki Bout Headlines WEC 52

Written on September 22, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Taking what seems to be the best and worst moment of their MMA career last April, Takeya Mizugaki and Urijah Faber will lock horns against each other as they headline the upcoming WEC 52.

Former WEC featherweight champ Urijah Faber will make his much awaited advance to 135 pounds, as he faces Takeya Mizugaki on the upcoming WEC 52 on November 11, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Urijah “The California Kid” Faber has not competed since his unanimous decision loss against Jose Aldo at WEC 48 last April. But be that as it may, Faber got victories over Dominick Cruz, Bibiano Fernandez, and Jens Pulver in addition to his 19 out of 23 career wins via knockout, TKO or submission. Takeya Mizugaki, on the other hand, secured seven wins out of his past nine fights. His sole defeat came from Miguel Torres and Scott Jorgensen. He last fought in April, outperforming Rani Yahya via unanimous decision at WEC 48.

Meanwhile, two more fights are made official for the event, which will air live on Versus network. Former WEC Bantamweight king Brian Bowles will make his comeback, squaring off Wagnney Fabiano at 135 pounds. Another is a pivotal showdown at 145 pounds between Josh Grispi and Erik Koch.

WEC 52 “Faber vs. Mizugaki”
Thursday, Nov. 11
Palms Casino Resort
Las Vegas

Urijah Faber vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Brian Bowles vs. Wagnney Fabiano
Josh Grispi vs. Erik Koch
* Chad Mendes vs. Javier Vazquez
* Damacio Page vs. Eddie Wineland
* Michael McDonald vs. Clint Godfrey
* Zachary Micklewright vs. Dustin Poirier

* Not Official

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Faber Debuts for WEC 52 Against Mizugaki

Written on September 03, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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After the face-off between Faber and Mizugaki was scratched from the WEC 51 card, "The California Kid" is now ready to try his hand in a new division. The fight that was set for September is now all systems go to take action this November at the WEC 52 in Las Vegas.

After a knee injury that sidelined Urijah “The California Kid” Faber for a couple of months, his debut is now set for WEC 52 versus Takeya Mizugaki. Primed to return on November 11, the former featherweight king dropped his last fight against Jose Aldo in April. After that, he decided go down to 135 pounds, making it the most talked about moves in MMA. He was set to face Mizugaki for WEC 51 in September, but a knee injury from training pushed the card off the fight. However, Japanese fighter and former bantamweight title holder, Takeya Mikugaki, is happy to wait a couple of months to welcome the 145-pound champ. Winning over Rani Yahya in his recent fight, Mizugaki is anxious enough to be Faber’s first test in the 135-pounds division.

The Faber and Mizugaki bout will likely to be a co-main event for the WEC 52 in Las Vegas this coming November. The November show is set to feature the return of Brian Bowles, former bantamweight champion, versus Wagnney Fabiano. More fights will be announced for the upcoming WEC event, so be sure to check back again.

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