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Faber vs. Fabiano Possible for WEC 40 in April

(Fabiano complicates Tamura’s life at WEC 37. Photo courtesy of

According to a new article on, highly-regarded WEC featherweight/former IFL champ Wagnney Fabiano may be taking on Urijah Faber in his next fight. Said Fabiano:

“I’ll be back April 5th [Ed. note: That would be WEC 40 in Chicago] and we’ll see what will happen. I still don’t know who’s gonna be my opponent, but I think it’ll be Faber. And I’ll be ready for him…I’m already training for this fight. I sincerely think that I’d complicate his life with my game style. He’s good fighting standing, but I don’t fear his striking at all…We’ll set a good strategy for him."

Fabiano most recently choked out Akitoshi Tamura in the closing seconds of their fight at WEC 37 in December, while Faber bounced back to the W column last month with his quick submission of Jens Pulver. Faber and Fabiano currently sit at #2 and #3 on CagePotato’s Featherweight Power Rankings, and the winner would very likely earn a shot at the winner of WEC 39′s Brown vs. Garcia title scrap next month.

In other important WEC featherweight news, exciting up-and-comer Jose Aldo — who has scored three straight TKO victories while in the WEC, including a first-round ownage of Rolando Perez at WEC 38 — will return to the cage after just a five-week layoff, taking on Chris Mickle at WEC 39. Mickle is a former lightweight who has compiled a 26-11-1 record (with an impressive 22 wins by submission) while fighting in various midwestern promotions including Extreme Challenge and Midwest Cage Championships. You can expect the winner of this one to immediately enter the WEC’s 145-pound title hunt.

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Anonymous- February 17, 2009 at 8:53 pm
Y'all hating on Diaz, get some nuts!!
You get in that ring!!
Bunch of spectating bitches, Nick Diaz is a Bad Ass!!
amad- February 10, 2009 at 3:44 am
Faber will beat this dude, either by stoppage due to strikes, or he'll get submitted in the 1st. then he will go on to get his belt back, move up in wgt, come to the UFC and start fighting worth fighting, or at least up to his talent level.
bonerjams 98- February 9, 2009 at 9:14 pm
See... puff,puff...cough, cough I think this is a classic example of a government conspiricy of sorts. The truth is War Machine is from the future, he is so far surpassed normal human intelligence to the degree he my sound retarded as fuck to any feeble minded human that listens to his logic or, lack of. War Machine came back in time to redefine badass motherfucker and to show the word how cool you look when you get choked out. The later of the two he has acomplished, now if he redefines badasss motherfucker like all the scriptures in the bible predict by the year 2012 a giant wormhole from the future will open and in come a race of inbred nazi tards.They will enslave the human race and infiltrate our school systems, teaching our children the truth of where babies come from and that 6-5= War Machine. In fact number 1 will be completely replaced with WM. This can't happen and when CIA caught wind of WM's foul breath they jumped on it just in time to keep WM from getting back on a winning streak and getting closer to the cataclysmic event. I'm out!
averagejoe- February 9, 2009 at 6:36 pm
Just wanted to give some love to whoever captioned the pic. Fabi has a funny, kind of esoteric way to describe being able to hit Faber in the face.
OTM Fight Shop Guy- February 9, 2009 at 2:14 pm
Im calling it right now...

Fabiano 2 mins in the first via FLYING GOGOPLATA

that or Faber via DOUBLE FLYING KNEE/ELBOW a la Ong Bak

The man at the fight shop knows all
rokabee- February 9, 2009 at 2:05 pm
Ah man, thats perfect, once Faber gets his belt back, Aldo will hopefully be the #1 contender. I would love to see Faber vs Aldo.
CanProduce- February 9, 2009 at 1:54 pm
Faber will KO thus sucker....
Asian Fart- February 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm
i hope wagnney murders that pretty boy midget. Nova UniĆ£o represent!!!
Anonymous- February 9, 2009 at 1:45 pm
I think fabiano is one of the most overlooked fighters, but come on, Faber deserves a rematch for the belt, he shouldn't have even had to fight pulver again.
Richard Tucker- February 9, 2009 at 1:17 pm
Garcia vs. Fabiano 1 coming up
beforeskin- February 9, 2009 at 1:15 pm
faber vs brown II coming up