I must admit that I was a little puzzled by the UFC’s decision to book Urijah Faber against Alex Caceres at UFC 175. A surprising win streak Caceres may have been on, but Faber is basically the last guy anyone should face before they receive a title shot in the bantamweight division. Still, I appreciated the fight itself, and thought Caceres put up a hell of a fight before the inevitable inevitably happened.
Hopefully, I’ll be able to say the same for Masanori Kanehara, a onetime Sengoku champion who was recently booked to face Faber in his UFC debut at Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson. While on paper, Kanehara isn’t the least experienced fighter Faber has faced in recent years, he is perhaps the least known. Hell, the only thing I can remember him for was that time he got obliterated by Marlon Sandro to lose said Sangoku championship.
At 23-11-5, Kanehara’s record doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in his chances against Faber either. Nor does the fact that he lost his last fight. But when you learn of the circumstances behind Kanehara last loss, you begin to realize just how much trouble Faber might be in…
Why? Because Kanehara threw his last opponent out of the f*cking ring, that’s why. Although the official status of his loss has been changed from DQ (Fighter Thrown From Ring) to DQ (Technical Foul) in the time since I began writing this article, you better believe that Kanehara is a follower of the 12OzCurls Rules of MMA, and will surely lift Faber into the heavens before delivering him to the soil (canvas) with such force that his spine is rendered INTO A JELLY. Oh yes, Tater Nation, an upset of the century is surely at hand! BY THE MORN OF 21 SEPTEMBER, YOU WILL ALL KNOW THE NAME KANEHARA!! KA-NE-HA-RA! KA-NE-HA-RA!!!!
I kid. Faber is going to wreck this poor guy.