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Urijah Faber Set To Make WEC Bantamweight Debut In Nov.

According to, former WEC featherweight champ Urijah Faber will return to action against Japanese star Takeya Mizugaki at WEC 52 on November 11th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The bantamweights were originally slated to square off at WEC 50 last month, however “The California Kid” was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury.

Although Faber has dropped three of his last five contests, all coming in championship scraps, he remains the organization’s most popular and recognizable athlete.

Mizugaki holds a respectable 13-4-2 record, however made quite the splash in his WEC debut as a last-minute replacement to challenge then champ Miguel Torres for the bantamweight crown. Despite dropping a unanimous decision, the Japanese stud won over many stateside fans with his Rocky Balboa-esque performance.

No venue has been rumored for the yet-to-be announced show. However, it’s believed Faber/Mizugaki will serve as the card’s co-main event. Former bantamweight champion Brian Bowles is expected to face Wagnney Fabiano in Sin City as well.