Urijah Faber set to face Ivan Menjivar at UFC 156

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sparky
12/3/12 3:49:27PM
The already stacked UFC 156 looks to pick up another big fight. Former Featherweight champ and Bantamweight contender Urijah Faber will face ivan Menjivar.

A little over a week ago reports started surfacing that perennial contender Urijah Faber would return to action at UFC 156 against Vaughan Lee. The decision was widely criticized for being an extreme mismatch. With Lee struggling with a UFC record of 1-2 and his only win coming over a faded Kid Yamamoto, it's hard to argue that logic.


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cowcatcher
12/3/12 4:03:39PM
Much better match up than the one with Lee. I'm not sure who I like in this one yet. Ivan is vastly underrated and I think he has a real shot to win this fight.
JLS1980
12/3/12 4:07:50PM

Posted by cowcatcher

Much better match up than the one with Lee. I'm not sure who I like in this one yet. Ivan is vastly underrated and I think he has a real shot to win this fight.



FastKnockout
12/3/12 4:08:59PM
Anyone know who was winning their first fight before the illegal kick?
Goatenstein
12/3/12 4:18:28PM
Faber needed someone he could destroy like Lee. Get ready for more rounds of Faber point sparring win or lose.
shaneTpain
12/3/12 4:20:59PM
Menjivar's a hot & cold fighter. I'm gonna drop a couple dollars on him just incase he shows up hot tho
Bubbles
12/3/12 4:40:31PM

Posted by shaneTpain

Menjivar's a hot & cold fighter. I'm gonna drop a couple dollars on him just incase he shows up hot tho


be prepared to have a box of kleenex beside you

jay98107
12/3/12 5:08:32PM
Much credit to the UFC for matching Faber up with, ya know, a fighter of or near his caliber. The Lee match up was a matchmaking tragedy.
jjeans
12/3/12 5:13:27PM

Posted by jay98107

Much credit to the UFC for matching Faber up with, ya know, a fighter of or near his caliber. The Lee match up was a matchmaking tragedy.



Looks like we had that debate for no reason haha

Oh well, still awesome talking
Wallass
12/3/12 5:17:18PM
This makes my day! Fantastic matchmaking here!
Budgellism
12/3/12 5:32:35PM
Way better fight. I don't think Menjivar will win, but WAR MENJIVAR nonetheless.
sparky
12/3/12 6:09:03PM

Posted by FastKnockout

Anyone know who was winning their first fight before the illegal kick?



I personally think Menjivar was slightly ahead but thats unofficially
BillsNewAccount
12/3/12 6:12:28PM
When did Vaugn Lee change his name to Menjivar? I didn't think he converted in the can... I didn't even think Menjivar was a Muslim name... Or that Menjivar was fighting for number one contender.
BillsNewAccount
12/3/12 6:14:17PM
If Menjivar had a belt he could whoop Uriah silly. That's why Uriah never called out Chael... he has too many belts.
BuffaloDave
12/3/12 6:19:03PM
Much better fight, I think Faber still takes it, but Ivan has a way better chance than Che.
Gogoplatapus
12/3/12 6:55:37PM
Pride of El Salvador all day.
airkerma
12/4/12 10:46:02AM
I'll av bet with anyone crazy enough to think Menjivar will win. I'm no Faber fan boy, but it's pretty tough to deny that he is a fantastic fighter and is 3 or 4 in BW.
prozacnation1978
12/4/12 2:53:06PM
It's at 157 now. Not suprised since its in cali
It's cool with me. Going to both events anyways