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Francisco Rivera felt like he got pepper sprayed after eye poke incident

When Francisco Rivera got the call to fight Urijah Faber at UFC 182 he knew the odds were stacked against him. Rivera was coming off a decision loss to Takeya Mizugaki from earlier in the year and Faber was unbeaten in non-title fights during a career that spanned more than 35 bouts over 11 years.  Still the power punching Rivera didn't back down from the challenge and after five...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera Requires Eye Surgery, Rematch Plans With Urijah Faber On Hold

Earlier this week both Francisco Rivera and Urijah Faber seemed set on the idea of having an immediate rematch following an unfortunate end to their encounter at UFC 181 on Saturday night due to an accidental eye-poke, but it seems those plans will have to be put on hold for now. Rivera had somewhat surprisingly appeared to be getting the better of Faber at the weekend up until a...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera’s eye needs surgery, rematch with Urijah Faber has uncertain future

Francisco Rivera may have had the opportunity to rectify his controversial UFC 181 defeat to Urijah Faber, but the inadvertent eye poke that Faber ultimately capitalized on for the fight-ending choke did more damage than initially thought. Both Faber and Rivera noted earlier today that they would be interested in a rematch, but Faber’s caveat was for the rematch to happen sooner...
Via Fight Hub TV
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Urijah Faber and Francisco Rivera to rematch at UFC 182?

Controversial losses and decisions happen all too often in MMA, and it is rare to see anything accomplished or changed after the fact. Francisco Rivera is out to change that trend after he was the victim of some bad luck and circumstances this past weekend at UFC 181. In the biggest fight of his career, Rivera took on former WEC champion and perennial UFC contender Urijah Faber...
Via Fight Hub TV
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Urijah Faber and Team Alpha Male release Fight Club themed calendar

We'll get right to the point - Urijah Faber's Team Alpha Male is coming out with a pin-up 2015 calendar. Roll your eyes if you want, but chances are your girlfriend or boyfriend doesn't mind hearing the news. Although the Sacramento-based super team knows there is more to life than beingreally, really, really, ridiculously good looking, they clearly still understand that it's...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Urijah Faber stops Rivera with eye-poke, choke at UFC 181

LAS VEGAS --- After a round of mostly feints and feeling one another out, former world champ Urijah Faber stunned Francisco Rivera with an accidental eye poke to the face from a left strike, a move that backed up the power puncher against the cage. Faber followed up with powerful knee strikes to the head that dropped "Cisco" to the mat. From there, Faber got to the left side of the...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 181 prelims deliver the ultraviolence

UFC 181 ticket holders that showed up late to tonight’s fights at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Fight City, Nevada missed quite the show. A couple of exciting UD showings from Clay Collard and lightweight champion Anthony Pettis’ younger brother Sergio kicked off the Fight Pass portion of the card before FOX Sports 1 aired four fights, three of which ended in impressively...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Urijah Faber

Urijah Faber Vitals 5’6″ 135 lbs (Bantamweight) 69″ reach, Orthodox May 14, 1979 Record 31-7 (UFC: 7-3) Current Streak 1 straight win Training NCAA D1 wrestler Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held King of the Cage Bantamweight Champion: 2004-2006 (four successful title defenses) WEC Featherweight Champion: 2006-2008 (six successful title defenses)   Strengths - […]
Via MMA Manifesto
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UFC 181’s Urijah Faber vs Alex Caceres

As “The California Kid” Urijah Faber (31-7, pictured) gets set to face Francisco Rivera (10-3 (1nc)) at UFC 181 this coming December 6th, let’s take a look at his impressive submission win over “Bruce Leeroy” in his last fight at UFC 175.
Via MMAInsider
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Urijah Faber charging towards the gold following fourth straight win

There was a palpable buzz in the arena on Saturday night when Urijah Faber hit the cage. A hometown favorite that grew up and called Sacramento home for years, Faber was greeted with the loudest ovation of the night as he hit the cage. Some fighters will discount what it means to have the crowd on their side, but 'The California Kid' fed off the energy and turned it into a flawless...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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