UFC to announce Urijah Faber's new opponent Friday

source: mmajunkie.com
 

Friday's 11th episode of "The Ultimate Fighter: Live" features the season's final two quarterfinal fights, but the most newsworthy moment of the night will involve one of the season's coaches.

As expected, UFC president Dana White will on Friday announce Urijah Faber's new opponent for UFC 148, where "The California Kid" and the soon-to-be-named foe will compete for the newly minted UFC interim bantamweight title.

The replacement slot was necessitated when opposing coach and current bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz was forced to bow out of the card with a blown ACL.

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UGCTT_SidRival site profile image  

5/18/12 10:33 PM by UGCTT_SidRival

I laughed

Jeven site profile image  

5/17/12 4:41 PM by Jeven

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5/17/12 4:13 PM by Pacquiao vs Klitschkos

Mayday! Mayday!

DWray site profile image  

5/17/12 4:09 PM by DWray

My guess is Barao since he's already on the same card.

sparkuri site profile image  

5/17/12 2:38 PM by sparkuri

 It's BJ Penn 

The_Spider site profile image  

5/17/12 2:16 PM by The_Spider

Just give it to Kenny Florian.

LiftStrong site profile image  

5/17/12 1:48 PM by LiftStrong

Pretty sure Jabouin and Menjivar train together at Tristar. Id like to see MayDay vs Uriah and then Jabouin vs Barao

MMALOGIC site profile image  

5/17/12 1:45 PM by MMALOGIC

 Me thinks Mayday Mcdonald.

dnwsr site profile image  

5/17/12 1:05 PM by dnwsr

It's going to be Barao and that is a better stylistic match up than Cruz/Faber IMO. It should be a great fight.

Gu31232 site profile image  

5/17/12 12:21 PM by Gu31232

I say, put Barao or McDonald against Faber. If they put Barao against him, then but Jabouin in against Menjivar, and give McDonald a tune-up fight... I'd like to see him against Cisco Rivera... Rivera is on a 3 fight win streak and KO'd Mayday's younger brother in Tachi Palace Fights. That would be an interesting grudge match, even though I think that Mayday would win that one handily. Brad Pickett would be a good fight for McDonald, too, and would be a guy who would test McDonald's wrestling.Barao has dominated pretty much everyone he has faced in the UFC and the WEC, so I think that he deserves the shot against Urijah. McDonald is still young and even though he beat Torres, there are still alot of questions about how he would do against a good wrestler.