Ex-champ Faber looks to get back on track in 135-pound debut at WEC 52

Urijah Faber is a star in World Extreme Cagefighting, having held the organization’s featherweight (145-pound) title for more than two years until losing to Mike Brown in November 2008.

Including that defeat, Faber (23-4) is 2-3 in his last five fights, so he has a lot to prove Nov. 11 at the Palms when he makes his 135-pound debut in a bantamweight bout against highly touted Japanese striker Takeya Mizugaki (13-4-2) in the main event of WEC 52.

The fighters were scheduled to clash in August, but the bout was postponed when Faber was injured in training.

WEC 52, which also features four other fights on the main card and six on the preliminary card, is the WEC’s penultimate event before the organization merges with its big brother, the UFC, in 2011.

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