Archive: Urijah Faber

Oct 11, 2012 6:36 am

Exclusive: Miguel Torres Talks About the WSOF and Showing He’s Still a Top Fighter

  The name Miguel Torres still carries a lot of weight, especially considering he fights at 135lbs. After ruling the WEC bantamweight division for nearly two years, Torres ran into some tough fighters and lost two of his last three bouts for the organization before being swallowed up by the UFC. The excitement surrounding the...

Sep 17, 2012 9:34 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Joseph Benavidez Interview Part One

Joseph Benavidez is nothing if not persistent. The story of how he drove around looking for Urijah Faber’s gym while on vacation in California is well documented. Thankfully for him as well as the fans his persistence paid off and the two hooked up and have forged a strong bond and working relationship. Faber and...

Sep 15, 2012 10:26 am

Bisping Goes After Team Alpha Male | UFC NEWS

As we all have learned over the past several years, British middleweight Michael “The Count” Bisping rarely has a filter. As such, while in attendance at the UFC 152 pre-fight press-conference, “The Count” told onlookers that he felt his fight with Brain Stann should be placed higher than the flyweight title fight between Joseph Benavidez...

Jul 23, 2012 5:43 am

Faber injured in UFC 149 main event | UFC NEWS

Urijah Faber came up short in his fight against Renan Barao on Saturday night. UFC 149 was his second attempt at the UFC Bantamweight Championship. His opponent Barao was quicker, cleaner, and smarter in their five round fight. At some point in the opening rounds Renan caught Urijah with a knee to the body that...

Jul 22, 2012 4:39 am

UFC 149 Fighter Bonuses; Jimmo KO obvious pick | UFC NEWS

Ryan Jimmo’s destruction of Anthony Perosh was the no-brainer knockout of the night. What about the rest of the bonuses handed out? The main card didn’t deliver as anticipated at UFC 149: Faber vs. Barão on Saturday night in Calgary, but the athletes in the opening bout of the main card and some standouts on...

Jul 21, 2012 7:39 pm

UFC 149 smashes Saddledome record

UFC 149 takes place at the Scotiabank Saddledome and according to UFC President Dana White the event’s attendance has set a new record. White once again took to Facebook to express his excitement. UFC #149 Faber vs Barao breaks Scotiabank Saddledome gate record @ 4.1 million beating The Rolling Stones” Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 16, 2012 11:37 pm

Video | Fighting For The Belt : Renan Barao | UFC News

Go inside Renan Barao’s fight camp as he prepares for his long-awaited shot at a title. His incredible unbeaten streak includes 13 submissions and six knockouts, yet his journey to the Octagon and an opportunity to fight for the belt was filled with obstacles. See Barao fight for the interim Bantamweight championship at UFC 149:...

Jul 14, 2012 3:20 am

Video | UFC 149 : Extended Preview | UFC News

Two of the most explosive fighters in the UFC collide for the interim bantamweight title, as Urijah Faber and Renan Barao headline the UFC’s first event in Calgary. Plus, Hector Lombard makes his UFC debut against Tim Boetsch. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM Share Tweet Email +1...

Jul 14, 2012 3:09 am

Video | UFC 149: Renan Barão Pre-Fight Interview | UFC News

Renan Barao, owner of an astounding 31-fight unbeaten streak, looks to see his dream come true by using his speed and fluidity to defeat Urijah Faber and become the UFC interim bantamweight champion. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 14, 2012 3:02 am

Video | UFC 149: Urijah Faber Pre-Fight Interview | UFC News

Former WEC champ Urijah Faber talks about his upcoming title fight against Renan Barao, and why he expects to stop Barao’s 31-fight unbeaten streak. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 10, 2012 1:55 pm

VIDEO | Faber vs. Barao Preview | UFC NEWS

Urijiah Faber takes on Renan Barao for the interim bantamweight title at UFC 149. Like such an explosive matchup needs any hyping, here is the video preview of this blockbuster main event.   Here is the full fight card for the July 21st card. MAIN CARD (PPV): Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao (for interim bantamweight...

Jul 9, 2012 5:50 am

Video | UFC 149 Preview | UFC News

Renan Barao’s stats suggest that he’s a future titleholder. But on July 21, will he have Urijah Faber’s number? Watch UFC 149 and find out. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jun 30, 2012 7:08 pm

Urijah Faber "MMA Needs Chael Sonnen"

By Evan Stoumbelis Urijah Faber spoke recently about Chael Sonnen at a press conference. Faber talked about how he’s known Chael for a long time and how the two met while Faber was wrestling at UC Davis and Sonnen was wrestling at Oregon, Faber even went far enough as to call Sonnen an “outstanding individual”...

Jun 28, 2012 11:49 am

Faber Thinks He's Faced Tougher Guys Than Barao | UFC NEWS

Urijah Faber (26-5) recently spoke to Inside MMA about his upcoming interim bantamweight title fight with Renan Barao (28-1, 1 NC). The two will fight in the main event of UFC 149 to determine who gets the next shot at the undisputed title when the winner goes on to face Dominick Cruz once the champ...

Jun 14, 2012 9:27 am

Rogan: Judges Who Suck Should Be Fired | UFC NEWS

Joe Rogan is now amongst the hordes of fight fans and UFC brass alike who are calling for a massive recall of current MMA judges due to their blatant lack of MMA knowledge. In an Interview with Bloody Elbow, Joe discusses why there needs to be a serious reform with MMA judging. “I think they...

Jun 12, 2012 12:37 pm

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen Weigh-Ins Venue Set For Mandalay Bay | UFC NEWS

The weigh-ins for the most highly anticipated fight of the year have been scheduled for July 6th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The weigh-in will coincide with the UFC Fan Expo that will take place July 6-7 at the same venue. In the main event for UFC 148, Anderson Silva will take on Chael...

Jun 11, 2012 5:05 am

Faber Feels Barao Is A More Dangerous Opponent Than Cruz | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Urijah Faber in an interview with MMAweekly. Faber comments on how he felt when he found out Dominick Cruz was injured and the Bantamweight Title fight was put on hold. “I was very disappointed,” “I feel for the guy. As much as we get on each other’s nerves there is a mutual...

Jun 10, 2012 2:19 am

Jose Aldo Out of UFC 149, Faber vs. Barao Moved To Main Event | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is out of the UFC 149 main event due to injury. As UFC 149 is now without the main event the UFC 148 co-main event moves to UFC 149. Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao has been moved over as the new main event in Calgary. UFC officials...

May 17, 2012 7:26 am

Fabers Replacement Opponent To Be Announced On FX This Friday | UFC NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy Dana White is expected to announce Urijah Faber’s new opponent for UFC 148 on Friday during “The Ultimate Fighter Live” broadcast on FX. This highly anticipated announcement follows the recent ACL injury sustained by UFC bantamweight champion, and ‘TUF Live’ coach, Dominick Cruz. This Friday marks the 11th episode of this season,...

May 10, 2012 2:08 pm

Renan Barao On Faber | "I’d be really glad to confront him. That’s all."

By Jamie McAllister Renan Barao comments in an interview with TATAME. Barao comments on the possibility of facing Faber. “It would be great. Actually, I fight any guy UFC tells me to. I’m prepared and I can fight anyone” He also comments on his preparation for his next bout and is still keeping one eye...