Urijah Faber vs Brian Bowles fight set for UFC 139 in November

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pmoney
7/21/11 10:51:57PM
On the heels of the announcement that Dominick Cruz would next defend his title against Demetrious Johnson comes news of the next number one contender bout.

Urijah Faber will lock 'em up against Brian Bowles to determine who will earn the next shot at the division crown at UFC 139 in November.

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quezocrema0032
7/21/11 11:24:55PM
And prefect number one contender fight.
Twenty20Dollars
7/21/11 11:27:10PM
Should be a solid fight, but don't have much interest in seeing Faber/Cruz 3 anytime soon.
kopower
7/21/11 11:27:59PM
I like this fight a lot. It could go either way. Slightly leaning towards Faber though.
prozacnation1978
7/21/11 11:33:54PM
Good fight should be co main I think
Winner gets title shot
FastKnockout
7/21/11 11:42:17PM

Posted by quezocrema0032

And prefect number one contender fight.



I disagree. Faber just fought the title, and I'm tired of seeing him taking the easy routes to title contention, and honestly I'm not at all interested in seeing Cruz/Faber 3 so soon. That's something that should wait at least a year or two.
pmoney
7/22/11 12:16:46AM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by quezocrema0032

And prefect number one contender fight.



I disagree. Faber just fought the title, and I'm tired of seeing him taking the easy routes to title contention, and honestly I'm not at all interested in seeing Cruz/Faber 3 so soon. That's something that should wait at least a year or two.



Oh hell yes. Awesome post, I could not agree more. If I didn't have to spread the love....

This is almost what was being discussed in the Fitch thread. The popular, undeserving fighters getting a crack at title shots over the guys who have actually been putting in hard work. Yeah, you want to have fights that are marketable and will make money. But in my mind, having the hardest working, most deserving fighters fighting who they should, when they should, will do more for your company than anything.

I hope Urijah doesn't win. I don't want him getting another title shot after one win. Plus, Bowles-Cruz is marketable. It's almost the same exact story as Cruz-Faber 2.
bjj1605
7/22/11 12:25:36AM

Posted by pmoney


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by quezocrema0032

And prefect number one contender fight.



I disagree. Faber just fought the title, and I'm tired of seeing him taking the easy routes to title contention, and honestly I'm not at all interested in seeing Cruz/Faber 3 so soon. That's something that should wait at least a year or two.



Oh hell yes. Awesome post, I could not agree more. If I didn't have to spread the love....

This is almost what was being discussed in the Fitch thread. The popular, undeserving fighters getting a crack at title shots over the guys who have actually been putting in hard work. Yeah, you want to have fights that are marketable and will make money. But in my mind, having the hardest working, most deserving fighters fighting who they should, when they should, will do more for your company than anything.

I hope Urijah doesn't win. I don't want him getting another title shot after one win. Plus, Bowles-Cruz is marketable. It's almost the same exact story as Cruz-Faber 2.



Agreed.

The question you have to ask yourself is:

Do we want MMA to go the road of a legitimate sport? Or in 10years do we want it to be almost indistinguishable from professional wrestling?
KungFuMaster
7/22/11 12:29:26AM
I agree with Fastknockout and Pmoney.

Furthermore, I would like to add Bowles barely fought Cruz a year ago and for him to face Cruz again in such a short amount of time, it is a no, no for me.

If Faber defeats Bowles, he should need at least two more wins before he contests the title again IMO.

If Bowles defeats Faber, I would like to see one more win from him before he contests the title.

Chael_Sonnen
7/22/11 12:41:49AM
I hope Bowles breaks his hands over Faber chin
prophecy033
7/22/11 1:01:17AM
I can't stand the thought of Faber fighting in a title fight again. I hope howled take him out with a flying knee
Theoutlaw08
7/22/11 8:52:17AM
I thought maybe Bowles would get a title shot, but Might Mouse makes sense too. This should be a sweet fight, Bowles is one of my newer favorite fighters, I hope he takes it to Faber.
gartface
7/22/11 9:38:52AM
I love both of these guys. It's going to be tough to root for one over the other. Good match up though.
Theoutlaw08
7/22/11 10:20:39AM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by quezocrema0032

And prefect number one contender fight.



I disagree. Faber just fought the title, and I'm tired of seeing him taking the easy routes to title contention, and honestly I'm not at all interested in seeing Cruz/Faber 3 so soon. That's something that should wait at least a year or two.



Agreed but if Bowles wins he should get the next shot.
kingsmasher
7/22/11 12:33:19PM
Man Urijah will win this easy...He has a great chin and can wrestle...Bowles hasnt fought anyone like Faber...ANd more than likely he will break his hand or it will hurt enough that Urijah will notice and be all over him...

I think Bowles is pretty much almost done in MMA and it will be because of his hands...
Bubbles
7/22/11 12:42:27PM

Posted by bjj1605


Posted by pmoney


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by quezocrema0032

And prefect number one contender fight.



I disagree. Faber just fought the title, and I'm tired of seeing him taking the easy routes to title contention, and honestly I'm not at all interested in seeing Cruz/Faber 3 so soon. That's something that should wait at least a year or two.



Oh hell yes. Awesome post, I could not agree more. If I didn't have to spread the love....

This is almost what was being discussed in the Fitch thread. The popular, undeserving fighters getting a crack at title shots over the guys who have actually been putting in hard work. Yeah, you want to have fights that are marketable and will make money. But in my mind, having the hardest working, most deserving fighters fighting who they should, when they should, will do more for your company than anything.

I hope Urijah doesn't win. I don't want him getting another title shot after one win. Plus, Bowles-Cruz is marketable. It's almost the same exact story as Cruz-Faber 2.



Agreed.

The question you have to ask yourself is:

Do we want MMA to go the road of a legitimate sport? Or in 10years do we want it to be almost indistinguishable from professional wrestling?



cant argue with this
Patchedup15
7/22/11 5:13:03PM
if faber wins does he get another shot at title.. bad move.. let him fight someone else and hopefully bring more attention to lower weight classes bc right now i can only think of a few people who make me want to watch
quezocrema0032
7/22/11 5:31:04PM
Personally I am a huge cruz fan and I think people don't give him enough credit he's beating the best guys in the world at his weight class easily. Then he fought Faber and was in a real scrap and Faber had a fight that let people know he could beat Cruz. I didn't want an immediate rematch but if Faber beats Bowles he deserves the fight against Cruz. You guys are complaining about "the deserving" fighter being skipped over but in this case there is no fighter being skipped. Cruz already beat every other top bantamweight out there except mighty mouse. And out of the top 4 (Faber, Bowles, Jorgensen, and JoeB) Faber has a win over the champ and its a 1 to 1 series. If you guys don't like that Faber is close again thank Cruz for beating everyone else and leaving no challengers.
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