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The biggest star in the history of WEC fought for the promotion for the final time at WEC 52, and it went just as planned. Urijah Faber choked out Takeya Mizugaki with just seconds remaining in the first round.
Urijah Faber’s plans for his last fight for WEC went as it should be, after defeating the Japanese favorite — Takeya Mizugaki. Mizugaki was holding his own early in the first round, but Faber proved how well-rounded of a fighter he is. It was only a matter of time when he took on the Japanese’s back, and attempted a rear-naked choke. Faber started the choke from a standing position, and re-positioned it after they fell on the mat. He continued to squeezed tightly until Mizugaki was left unconscious.
For a moment, there was a scary scene with a blocked out Takeya Mizugaki on the floor. But he quickly came to, and appeared to be okay. This is Urijah Faber’s first victory in the bantamweight division. He will move in the UFC most likely as a number one contender. Indeed, Faber’s star is on the rise, and soon to shine even brighter.View Article Source »
A bright future is certainly coming along Urijah Faber's way, and he already have plans for it. After defeating Mizugaki on the penultimate event of WEC, he is eyeing a rematch against Dominick Cruz.
For four years, Urijah Faber has been the face of World Extreme Cagefighting. A long-reigning featherweight champion, he’s the only WEC star that could rival his popularity with any UFC counterpart. And with the news about UFC-WEC merger, it seems like Faber will be having his place among the elite
Still, that time will not come, until he headlines another WEC fight. And if all goes well, Faber will take on Mizugaki before gracing his way to the UFC. After that, it is possible that Faber will have a rematch to the only MMA fighter that he abhors — Dominick Cruz.Read the rest of the article »
"I feel great at this new weight. My body feels incredible, and I’m still motivated to fight. These next couple of years are going to be awesome.” -- Urijah Faber
The UFC-WEC merger poses a good and bright future for Urijah Faber. During his Savage Dog Show interview on Sherdog Radio Network, Faber pointed out that UFC is a top brand while WEC has the most exciting fighters. And for him, the two promotions is a great combination. On a business point of view, everything will skyrocket. The bonuses will run from $10,000 to $65,000, and the pay-per-view averages and viewer count will also go up.
When asked about his drop to 135 pounds, Faber stated that it’s going to give him another edge in the competition. Being tough, skilled and creative, his weight loss will make him faster and just as strong as the other fighters. With that, Takeya Mizugaki should view this as a threat for their upcoming WEC 52 match. Indeed, Urijah Faber is looking forward to his brighter days in the future.View Article Source »
Form Athletics is now under the wings of K-Swiss.
Seven months after its official launch and half a year in operation, Form athletics has been acquired by sneaker titan K-Swiss.
Form Athletics, a sports apparel company based in Laguna Beach California is co-owned by WFC featherweight champion Urijah Faber. The apparel’s visibility was seen on MMA during the reign of Faber as his involvement with the brand.Read the rest of the article »
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