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Urijah Faber’s 135 lb debut postponed as injury sidelines “California Kid” from WEC 50

A previously anticipated match-up between former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber and heavy handed Japanese wrestler Takeya Mizugaki scheduled for WEC 50 will have to wait for now as “The California Kid” recently broke the unfortunate news that the bout has been scratched via his Twitter account.

Faber reported that he suffered an inury on Monday that will prevent him from competing on the card.

The bout with Mizugaki was expected to be Faber’s debut in the 135 lb division, as the 31-year-old Isla Vista resident has spent the bulk of his career competing at the 145 lb mark.

Faber vs. Mizugaki was slated to take place during “WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez” from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on August 18.

It also appears that Mizugaki will be scratched from the card entirely as has reported that the promotion has no immediate plans to salvage his participation in the event.

Stay tuned to as we keep you up to date on a possible return date for the former WEC champion.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    damm i was really looking forward to seeing this as both Faber and Mizugaki are great fighters. Hopefully the WEC still finds a way to give us Faber vs Torres soon.

  • Rece Rock says:

    I really enjoy watching faber fight… I’m a big fan & was looking forward to a rebirth of his career in this weight class… Guess we will see what happens…

  • nate says:

    damn. I really wanted to see this fight too. on a completely unrelated note. urijah faber is thee ONLY man alive with a deeper chin butt than John Travolta.

  • Dufresne says:

    What about Jay Leno?

  • tons of fight for Urijah at 135. I can wait for him to be 100%. I honestly envy the guy for getting back in the cage so soon after the leg beating and overall assault he took from Jose. Urijah will be champ in a year . . . year and half. Stud.

  • Dachman says:

    It seems the love feat with Faber never ends. He is a good guy but I think everyone has caught up, his championship days are now behind him. Torres would dominate him I feel.


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