With only two WEC cards to go before the UFC absorbs the organization, all eyes are on WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki on Thursday, Nov. 11 from The Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas.
“This card is filled with the fastest, most explosive competitors in our sport and we expect to give fans another awesome night of action on November 11,” WEC General Manager Reed Harris.
Former WEC featherweight champion “The California Kid” Urijah Faber makes his highly-anticipated 135-pound debut as he makes the cut to bantamweight in search of his second world title reign. He’ll take on one of the division’s toughest in Japanese striking sensation Takeya Mizugaki.
Plus, featherweight contenders Chad Mendes and Javier Vazquez collide in a pivotal 145-pound contest, while former bantamweight champion Brian Bowles locks horns with grappling ace Wagnney Fabiano. Rising featherweight stars Josh Grispi and Erik Koch meet in a bout between two of the sport’s hottest prospects.
“Urijah Faber’s debut at 135-pounds is something both fans and fellow fighters have been waiting to see,” Harris said. “His first fight in the division pits him against Mizugaki, who has fought the best-of-the-best at bantamweight. The main event, plus the Bowles-Fabiano, Grispi-Koch and Mendes-Vazquez fights, makes this a special night at the Palms.”
As always, we will be providing live free coverage of the show, as well as the latest breaking news leading up to the event. We will also have the weigh-ins, pre-fight and post-fight press conferences streamed LIVE here on FightLine.com.
Here is the current card:
Urijah Faber vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Josh Grispi vs. Erik Koch
Joseph Benavidez vs. Wagnney Fabiano
Chad Mendes vs. Javier Vazquez
Damacio Page vs. Demetrious Johnson
Raphael Assunção vs. LC Davis
Anthony Njokuani vs. Edward Faaloloto
Zach Micklewright vs. Dustin Poirier
Clint Godfrey vs. Michael McDonald
Cub Swanson vs. Mackens Semerzier
Yves Jabouin vs. Brandon Visher