The UFC’s annual Independence Day weekend card just keeps growing stronger, as officials announced today that former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber will meet Alex Caceres in a bantamweight bout at the July 5 event.
The UFC’s #2 ranked bantamweight, Urijah Faber (30-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC), is coming off a February title fight loss to champion Renan Barao. Prior to the loss, “The California Kid” had strung together four-straight victories, which included wins over Michael McDonald, Iuri Alcantara, Scott Jorgensen and Ivan Menjivar respectively.
Meanwhile, Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres (10-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has won four of his past five fights, with his lone blemish being a no-contest, this after a split-decision win over Kyung Ho Kang was overturned when he tested positive for marijuana. Caceres’ most recent effort saw him score a third-round submission victory over the highly touted Sergio Pettis at the UFC on FOX 10 event in Chicago. That victory earned “Bruce Leeroy” two “Performance of the night” awards, resulting in $100k in bonus money.
UFC 175 takes place Saturday July 5 live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view card is headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring champ Chris Weidman taking on former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. In the co-main event, women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her title against surging Canadian contender Alexis Davis.
UFC 175 now includes the following contests:
- Champ Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida – Middleweight title fight
- Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis – Women’s bantamweight title fight
- Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
- Alex Caceres vs. Urijah Faber
- Matt Mitrione vs. Stefan Struve
- Uriah Hall vs. Thiago Santos
- Chris Camozzi vs. Bruno Santos
- Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. Luke Zachrich
- Ildemar Alcantara vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
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