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Reminder: Urijah Faber Makes His 135-Pound Debut Tonight



(Photos courtesy of the WEC 52 Weigh In Pics gallery on CombatLifestyle)

Urijah Faber made his public 135-pound debut yesterday at the weigh-ins for tonight’s WEC 52 event — and didn’t look a whole lot different than he did at featherweight. That’s an encouraging sign for his career rebirth at bantamweight, and it’s more than we can say for Wagnney Fabiano, who’s also on tonight’s card in his second bantamweight appearance, and is pretty freaking gross from certain angles these days. (As for Faber, he had already put on 18 pounds by last night.) WEC 52 will be broadcast live on Versus starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. Pre-fight coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET, and post-fight coverage is slated for 11:30 p.m. ET.

The complete WEC 52 lineup is after the jump…


Main Card
Urijah Faber vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Chad Mendes vs. Javier Vazquez
Erik Koch vs. Francisco Rivera
Joseph Benavidez vs. Wagnney Fabiano
Damacio Page vs. Demetrious Johnson

Preliminary Card
Raphael Assuncao vs. L.C. Davis
Anthony Njokuani vs. Edward Faaloloto
Zack Micklewright vs. Dustin Poirier
Clint Godfrey vs. Michael McDonald
Mackens Semerzier vs. Cub Swanson
Yves Jabouin vs. Brandon Visher

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Ballkick- November 11, 2010 at 8:49 pm
Takeya Mizugaki is tough as nails, How he didn't tap was amazing.
Nighty night, Takeya,....sweet dreams.
Great card.
Sloshy53- November 11, 2010 at 7:24 pm
Just watched the Eric Koch fight, and realized hes a scary dude. Fighting skills and pale appearance. Also noticed he had no nickname. Might i suggest Eric "Nosferatu" Koch, i think its fitting
El Guapo- November 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm
They should do same day weigh-ins. I know, I know, this is the way it's always been, but this shit's getting ridiculous! Dude looks Somalian..
Videodrome_NOW- November 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm
^That's funny as shit. One up as usual.
Mr_Misanthropy- November 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm
The shadow from the scale in the first picture makes it look suspiciously like Urijah just pissed his pants. Maybe he could start training with the Machidas, they could keep him around like the family cow. Mooooooo. Bessy!
Videodrome_NOW- November 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm
@Fried Taco- haha

I think Benavidez vs. Fabiano is going to be FOTN.
topdog- November 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm
Faber looks very weak. I think the weight cut will play a big factor in this fight. Don't forget Mizugaki went 5 Rds. with Torres?
CZ- November 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm
Fabiano's body looks like James Irvins face when he cut to 185.
KarmaAteMyCat- November 11, 2010 at 2:42 pm
Like seriously, Cub Swanson is a household name and Wagnney Fabiano is not a bad guy either.
agentsmith- November 11, 2010 at 1:48 pm
@ Charming Charlie:

You've been watching for 2 years and you've never heard names like Damacio Page, Wagnney Fabiano, Anthony Njokuani, Cub Swanson? Then you haven't been paying attention worth shit. Especially if you haven't taken note of a straight-up killer like Page.
DaltonSwayze- November 11, 2010 at 1:47 pm
You don't know Mackens Semeiszieizer or Cub Swanson? Fabiano? Really?
Charming Charlie- November 11, 2010 at 1:27 pm
I've been watching WEC since around 2008 and Joseph Benavidez is the only fighter besides Uriah Faber I know on that list.
omunto- November 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm
In the video you can see the camera man is also topless when he videotapes in the bathroom. Maybe Bob Arum is on to something. Two topless musclemen in a luxury suite with the fireplace going and a video camera rolling...
superflat- November 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm
I dunno man, he's starting to look like Urijah "The Anatomy Lesson" Faber to me.
Koeikan- November 11, 2010 at 1:22 pm
I thought he looked fairly drawn out (especially in his face) and he commented that it was rough towards the end (or something like that), but he seemed to be in pretty good spirits.
hooligun- November 11, 2010 at 1:21 pm
he put 18lbs back by last night! that is fkn amazing!
Fried Taco- November 11, 2010 at 1:17 pm
I wonder how much weight he lost from his chin.
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