Urijah Faber vs Ivan Menjivar Targeted for UFC 157

Urijah Faber

Urijah Faber

  • 26-6 MMA / 2-2 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Takeya Mizugaki, Eddie Wineland, Brian Bowles

Ivan Menjivar

Ivan Menjivar

  • 25-9 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Azamat Gashimov, Nick Pace, John Albert


UFC 157

February 23rd, 2013

Anaheim, California

Honda Center


Urijah Faber was denied UFC gold for the second time, following a unanimous decision defeat to Renan ‘Barao’ Pegado for the interim bantamweight title at UFC 149. He also came up short in a unanimous decision defeat to Dominick Cruz for the title back in July of last year. Faber’s last victory was second round submission win over Brian Bowles at UFC 139.

Ivan Menjivar extended his UFC record to 4-1 with a first round armbar victory over Azamat Gashimov at UFC 154. He began his UFC career with three consecutive victories, including wins over Charlie Valencia, Nick Pace, and John Albert. Menjivar’s winning streak was snapped by Mike Easton, who earned the unanimous decision at UFC 148.


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