UFC Confirms Faber vs. Rivera Set To Headline UFC 181 Prelims


The UFC has confirmed that Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera will headline the FOX Sports 1 prelims for UFC 181 on December 6th.

The event will be headlined by Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler as the pair will face off for the second time, and Lawler will attempt to avenge his loss to Hendricks and claim the welterweight strap. In the co-main event, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will make his return to the Octagon and go for his first title defense against Gilbert Melendez.

The full lineup for UFC 181 is currently as follows:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

Champ Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler – for welterweight title
Champ Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez – for lightweight title
Travis Browne vs. Brendan Schaub
Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington
Tony Ferguson vs. Abel Trujillo

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)

Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera
Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman
Corey Anderson vs. Gian Villante
Todd Duffee vs. Anthony Hamilton

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)

Matt Hobar vs. Sergio Pettis
Clay Collard vs. Alex White

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