Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
  MMA Playground 4.0 is live!     Returning members: check out the patch notes     New members: visit our getting started guide, read the FAQ's and start playing!

Wagnney Fabiano signs w/ WEC

Print  
Posted By Message

CantAndleDaRiddum

I Got My Black Belt in MMA

CantAndleDaRiddum Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,354
Career:299-192
Joined:Dec 2007
Chips:
318
Link

The last remaining International Fight League champion, Wagnney Fabiano, has signed on with a new organization. The IFL's only ever 145-pound champion will now compete in World Extreme Cagefighting, according to the fighter in an interview with Tatame.com.

The Brazilian stand out was dominating during his time with the IFL, actually making it to the finals of the promotion's Grand Prix tournament in the lightweight division. Instead of him competing in that weight class, the organization allowed him to move to his natural 145-pound division and compete for a title there.

Fabiano defeated L.C. Davis to win the title and then went on to decimate highly touted youngster Shad Lierley in his only title defense.

Now the former IFL fighter will step into possibly the best featherweight class of any organization in the world, including current champion and recognized No. 1 featherweight Urijah Faber.

“Faber is the best of the world now,” said Fabiano in the interview with Tatame. “To beat him, I think you have to be in a good shape. He’s an expert fighter and he has good gas. It’s complicated to beat a guy like him. You have to set a good gameplan and be calm and watch the elbows, because if he hits you it can change the whole fight.”

No official word on when Fabiano could possibly debut with the organization, but with the next WEC show slated for Sept 10, he may have to wait until a proposed show currently dated for Dec. 3.

Post #1   8/22/08 7:12:35PM   

ncordless

MODulation

ncordless Avatar
12
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,843
Career:1,853-1,062
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
1,098
This will be Faber's toughest test to date.

_______________________________________
Flame Not, Lest Ye Be Flamed Yourself.

Post #2   8/22/08 7:16:05PM   

MikeyG

Standup Guy

MikeyG Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:420
Career:223-140
Joined:Jul 2008
Chips:
42
Next to Kid and 155ers Fabiano is the best competition for Faber, I'm actually going to Fabiano in this one.

Thank you Zuffa for finally signing him.

Post #3   8/22/08 7:20:43PM   

The_Ho_Bag

MMA Sensei

The_Ho_Bag Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,250
Career:661-454
Joined:Oct 2007
Chips:
122
faber looses his to belt to him =)

WAR fabiano

Post #4   8/22/08 8:58:07PM   

saemskin

BANNED

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:319
Career:75-70
Joined:Dec 2007
Chips:
29
This is going to be a great battle. fabiano has wonderful JJ!!

Post #5   8/22/08 10:21:15PM   

Jesse_Canadian_MMA

Belt Contender

Jesse_Canadian_MMA Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:875
Career:1,776-1,097
Joined:Jan 2008
Camp: Canadian Fight Club
Chips:
69
EXCELLENT NEWS

Post #6   8/22/08 10:39:15PM   

ohiostate1016

MMA Sensei

ohiostate1016 Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,640
Career:826-528
Joined:Sep 2007
Camp: Sporting News Assassins
Chips:
153
No love for Faber???

Post #7   8/23/08 10:49:57AM   

CantAndleDaRiddum

I Got My Black Belt in MMA

CantAndleDaRiddum Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,354
Career:299-192
Joined:Dec 2007
Chips:
318

Posted by ohiostate1016

No love for Faber???



lol suprising ly not.....ive only heard good things about fabiano but am ashamed to say i havent seen him fight bc i rarely was at home when ifl came on tv

im gonna have to watch his fights before i make an educated decision on him vs faber

Post #8   8/23/08 3:31:17PM   

xtra_chewy

Standup Guy

xtra_chewy Avatar
12
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:360
Career:2,733-1,449
Joined:May 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
45
Sweet, Fabiano could very well give Faber a run for his money. But still I would probably have to go with Faber.

Post #9   8/23/08 4:09:34PM   

postman

Heavyweight Champ

postman Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,274
Career:746-420
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
1,047
I can't wait to see that fight still don't know who I would pick.

Post #10   8/24/08 8:29:35PM