Archive: Urijah Faber

Jan 7, 2014 12:21 pm

Betting Odds Show Barao as -300 Favorite Over Faber at UFC 169

Following the announcement that Dominick Cruz was relinquishing his UFC bantamweight belt after an injury forced him out of UFC 169, the odds-makers have been busy analyzing the event’s new main event – a rematch between Renan Barao (above) and Urijah Faber for Barao’s new and much-deserved bantamweight title.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Jan 7, 2014 9:09 am

Dominick Cruz removed from BJPENN.com rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis It was announced yesterday that bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz had suffered a groin tear and would have to withdraw from his bout with interim champion Renan Barao as well as vacate his bantamweight title. The long anticipated return of Cruz was slated for February 1st in New Jersey. Now with Cruz leaving...

Jan 7, 2014 7:14 am

Urijah Faber Wants Dominick Cruz To Get Well So He Can Punch Him Again

Sure, Urijah Faber was just finishing up the holidays and just got back from Mexico, but when he got that call from UFC President Dana White asking if he would step in to fight for the title in three-and-a-half weeks against interim champion Renan Barao, there was no way he was turning it down. “Dana...

Jan 2, 2014 8:47 am

Ivan Menjivar Faces Hatsu Hioki At TUF: China Finale

As reported originally by TopMMANews.com, Ivan Menjivar, (MMA 25-11, UFC 4-4) will face Hatsu Hioki (MMA 26-7-2, UFC 2-3) at The Ultimate Fighter: China finale card. Menjivar, who fought Georges St. Pierre in St. Pierre’s first fight, will compete at featherweight for the first time in his UFC career. Menjivar recently lost to Wilson Reis...

Dec 21, 2013 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM’S 2013 Fighter of the year candidates

By Evan Stoumbelis This year has been a great one for fight fans, and as it’s winding down with its final card next Saturday it only seems right to reflect on the year and wonder who the UFC will pick as fighter of the year. In the meantime I have decided to take a look...

Dec 17, 2013 8:31 am

BJPENN.COM Rankings Update: Five Shifts Following UFC on FOX 9

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday UFC fans got to see four great fights on Fox for UFC on FOX 9. Below are our changed rankings for the fighters that fought, and won or lost this past Saturday. Head on over to the rankings section of our site for a complete top 10 ranking ladder...

Dec 16, 2013 10:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Faber Shares Friendly Text Exchange Prior to UFC on FOX 9

Prior to last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 9 co-main event between Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald the two fighters shared a friendship. While their time together, prior to their bout, may have been limited, it still didn’t stop the friendly exchanges come fight night. Urijah was able to continue his win streak with a second...

Dec 16, 2013 9:18 am

Dana White: ‘Urijah Faber’s In The Vitor Belfort Zone’

Like a fine wine… Urijah Faber has been involved with the sport of Mixed Martial Arts for over a decade. The longest reigning WEC champion and perennial UFC bantamweight contender, Faber has been impressing audiences for years. On that list of impressed spectators is UFC President Dana White, who during the UFC on FOX 9...

Dec 16, 2013 9:07 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC on FOX 9 Fighters React To Their Wins/Losses

UFC on FOX 9 took place this past Saturday from Sacrament’s Sleep Train Arena. The decision heavy card was capped off with two amazing finishes in the main and co-main events. Urijah Faber was able to submit Michael McDonald in the second round and Demetrious Johnson knocked out Joseph Benavidez in the first. Check out...

Dec 14, 2013 10:50 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Salary Report: Johnson Bags $250k For Title Defense

The California State Athletic Commission has released the UFC on FOX 9 disclosed salaries. Of the $1.1 million total pay-out, the UFC dished UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson a cool quarter-mill for his successful title defense and paid ‘The California Kid’ $200k for his second round submission over McDonald. The Full disclosed salaries are as follows:...