Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Other > MMA Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-04-2012, 12:31 AM   #1
Rob_Floyd
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,713
vCash: 847
Default Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar (UFC 157)

Quote:
Canadian bantamweight Ivan Menjivar will face off against Urijah Faber at UFC 157, sources told UFC Central's Showdown Joe Ferraro.

The Salvador native Menjivar, who trains full-time at Montreal’s Tristar gym, is coming off a first-round submission of UFC newcomer Azamat Gashimov earlier this month at UFC 154 in Montreal.

UFC 157 will take place Feb. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

With a victory over Faber, Menjivar is all but guaranteed a shot at the interim UFC bantamweight championship, currently held by Renan Barao. Menjivar is 4-1 since joining the UFC’s 135-pound division.

Barao, who beat Faber this summer at UFC 149 in Calgary, is expected to face Michael McDonald in January.

Current champion Dominick Cruz is injured, and will be out for far longer than expected -- he just underwent his second ACL surgery and will not be returning to action anytime soon. Cruz last fought in October 2011.

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, who trains with Menjivar, underwent surgery in December on a second ACL injury and went nearly 19 months after his previous fight before returning on Nov. 17 to defeat Carlos Condit by unanimous decision.

Faber is 3-2 in his last five fights, with his only losses to Barao and Cruz.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

This is actually a rematch. Their first fight (2006) ended in a DQ. You can see the fight ending illegal kick at 3:00 into this video. It appears to miss completely.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP7FFRIhnu4[/ame]


Should be a great fight, though. Both guys are typically exciting.
Rob_Floyd is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-04-2012, 12:51 AM   #2
Ne5ville14
Rationalist by default...
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,318
vCash: 500
Default Re: Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar (UFC 157)

That's nice !

TBH I don't have a clue who would win this !
Ne5ville14 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 06:22 AM   #3
Flea Man
มวยสากล
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: @ferociousflea
Posts: 39,937
vCash: 75
Default Re: Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar (UFC 157)

It's a fantastic fight between two well-rounded veterans.
Flea Man is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Other > MMA Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013