Urijah Faber vs. Masanori Kanehara Set For UFC Fight Night 52 On 9/20

has reportedly signed a bout agreement for his next Octagon appearance. Despite initial rumors of a Faber vs. match in Japan, “The California Kid” will instead fight at the UFC Fight Night 52 event, which takes place in Saitama.

Kanehara (23-11-5) is 6-1 in his last seven fights, however is not ranked anywhere in the top 15 of his division. The only loss in his last seven bouts was in his last fight against in April, a bout he lost via disqualification for throwing Kitada out of the ring.

Faber (31-7) is ranked number two in the world at Bantamweight and is 5-1 in his last six Octagon appearances, with the lone defeat being his second fight with Renan Barao in February, a fight he lost via TKO in the first round. Faber’s last UFC appearance saw him return to the win column with a third round submission victory over Ultimate Fighter veteran .

UFC Fight Night 52 takes place on September 20, 2014 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan and will air exclusively on . Also announced for the show thus far is a main event of vs. , Miesha Tate vs. , Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury and vs. .

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