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  • 12-30-2010, 03:33 AM
    Faber for the win!
  • 12-30-2010, 02:32 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ckauffman28 View Post
    so this narrows it to brock/mir or chael/silva for tuf i guess...
    God, I hope not.
  • 12-30-2010, 01:53 AM
    I like this alot, was wondering when we'd get to see Urijah's UFC debut. Glad to hear its fairly soon.
  • 12-29-2010, 10:28 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Masscore View Post
    Don't forget Pettis v. Edgar/Maynard winner.
    that fight is jan 1st filming starts in january i mean its possible but i doubt it and i think dana said that silva/sonnen, brock/mir and faber/torres were the three possible coaching match ups.
  • 12-29-2010, 09:56 PM
    mma #1 fan
    I like this fight
  • 12-29-2010, 09:43 PM
    This makes a lot of sense on a lot of levels.

    1. Cruz has been fighting with a hand injury since his fight with Bowles. This finally gives him some time to heal it.

    2. Faber is only 3-3 in his last six fights. Not exactly title shot material. I know he has a win over Cruz but that will be 4+ years ago by the time they have a rematch. So it is nice to see Faber have to beat two people in a row for once before getting a title shot. He was on the verge of becoming the next Randy/Penn when it comes to title shots.

    3. It made no sense for Cruz and Faber to coach TUF right now. This next season I think is going to be LWs or MWs. Let them coach a season that will focus on the the BWs and FWs.

    4. Torres - Lets not forget that he is still in the mix and might get the first crack at Cruz before Faber.

    so this narrows it to brock/mir or chael/silva for tuf i guess...
    Don't forget Pettis v. Edgar/Maynard winner.
  • 12-29-2010, 09:30 PM
    so this narrows it to brock/mir or chael/silva for tuf i guess...
  • 12-29-2010, 09:29 PM
    Interesting that they're not going to go ahead and rush Faber into a title shot against Cruz. I guess they want to give him at least one showcase fight with the actual UFC brand behind him.
  • 12-29-2010, 09:04 PM

    Ex-WEC champs Urijah Faber and Eddie Wineland expected to meet at UFC 128

    Ex-WEC champs Urijah Faber and Eddie Wineland expected to meet at UFC 128 |

    A battle between former WEC champs is brewing for the UFC's third trip to New Jersey.

    Urijah Faber (24-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), once tops in the featherweight class before his reinvention as a bantamweight, is expected to meet Eddie Wineland (18-6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), the first-ever 135-pound champion, at UFC 128.

    Sources close to the event today told (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | that at least one fighter has agreed to the planned matchup, which was first reported by

    Although not officially announced by the promotion, UFC 128 takes place March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark and is expected to feature a light-heavyweight headliner between champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and former champ Rashad Evans.

    The bantamweight bout marks the UFC debut of Faber and Wineland, who were both victorious in their final obligations to the WEC before the promotion officially ceded its talent to the industry leader.

    Faber met former contender Takeya Mizugaki at WEC 52 in his first bout as a bantamweight and cinched a first-round rear-naked choke that won him "Submission of the Night" honors.

    Wineland slammed his way out of the WEC with an ode to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson earlier this month in the promotion's final event, WEC 53. Newcomer Ken Stone made the unwise move of pulling a standing guard on the Indiana native in the first round of their preliminary-card meeting and found himself violently introduced to the canvas and knocked out.

    The sensational finish capped off a four-fight streak for Wineland, who became the first WEC bantamweight champion when he knocked out Antonio Banuelos for the belt at WEC 20. (He subsequently lost the strap to Chase Beebe when he returned the next year to the Zuffa-owned promotion.)

    Faber vs. Wineland is likely to take place on UFC 128's televised main card, though its placement could not be confirmed at the time of this writing.
    im gonna cry if i miss this card!

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