MMA News: Urijah Faber vs. Jens Pulver at WEC 38

Following his loss to Mike Thomas Brown at WEC 36, Urijah Faber indicated he wanted to get back in the ring soon and fight a top opponent.  Hi sultimate goal…a re-match with Brown and a chance to get his title back.  Faber was long the king of the featherweights, but now he has been dethroned and will have to wait and fight his way back to the position of number one contender.  The WEC champ is now Mike Brown and the number one contender is Leonard Garcia.  Therefore Faber needs a win to put him into conention again.  There have been several different names dropped for the next opponent for the “California Kid”.  First several outlets reported that Faber would take on Jose Aldo at WEC 38.  However, MMAWeekly and now FiveOuncesofPain is reporting that Faber will take on former UFC lightweight champ Jens Pulver for a second time on January 25th which will air live on Versus.  That card will probably be stacked.  Believe it or not it is doubtful that Pulver vs. Faber II will be the headliner as it is expected that Jamie Varner will fight Donald Cerrone on this night and Carlos Condit will fight as well possibly against Brock Larsen. 

   I do not fully understand that matchup between Pulver and Faber as Faber looked dominant in his win over Jens Pulver.  Perhaps they want to establish a competitive trilogy of fights.  Perhaps they want to give Faber a solid opponent and a big name to boost him back into contention.  Either way a win and he may get his title shot.  The WEC featherweight division is stacked with guys like Mike Brown, Leonard Garcia, Urijah Faber, Jens Pulver, Jose Aldo, Waggney Fabiano, Josh Grispi, Cub Swanson, Hiroyuki Takaya, Diego Nunes and Akitoshi Tamura.


One Response

  1. I put my money on Pulver, although I have not been too impressed with his performances lately, if he doesn’t step up he needs to find a new profession…

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