Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar
We head to the bantamweight ranks for a rematch from 2006, as former WEC champion Urijah Faber (26-6) takes on Ivan Menjivar (25-9). Faber earned the win via DQ back in 2006. The referee will be Jason Herzog.
Round 1: Menjivar with a big overhand right that catches Faber on the back of the head. Faber unloads with his own left, and Menjivar scores a huge takedown. Faber rolls him over to his back and is in side control. Faber working to tie up his arms and unload with some ground-and-pound. Full-guard for Menjivar, who is likely looking to trap an arm and lock in a submission from his back. Faber with a big left that gets through. Elbow from Faber connects, and another, followed by a third – all from inside the guard. Menjivar gets up, but Faber spiders his way onto his back and has his legs locked with 30 seconds left. Faber going for a standing rear-naked choke and he gets it, forcing Menjivar to submit.
Urijah Faber def. Ivan Menjivar via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:34 of Round 1