Las Vegas, NV (USA) – Former featherweight champion “The California Kid” Urijah Faber makes his highly-anticipated 135-pound debut as World Extreme Cagefighting®returns to The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. on Thursday, Nov. 11. The 31-year-old pound-for-pound great, who once held the featherweight title for over two years, makes the cut to bantamweight in search of his second world title reign. He’ll take on one of the division’s toughest in Japanese striking sensation Takeya Mizugaki.
Plus, featherweight contenders Chad Mendes and Javier Vazquez collide in a pivotal 145-pound contest, while former bantamweight champion Brian Bowles locks horns with grappling ace Wagnney Fabiano. If that wasn’t enough, rising featherweight stars Josh Grispiand Erik Koch meet in a bout between two of the sport’s hottest prospects.
With four explosive fights perched atop this card, WEC: Faber vs. Mizugaki is sure to rock The Pearl on Nov. 11.
“Urijah Faber’s debut at 135-pounds is something both fans and fellow fighters have been waiting to see,” WEC General Manager Reed Harris said. “His first fight in the division pits him against Mizugaki, who has fought the best-of-the-best at bantamweight. The main event, plus the Bowles-Fabiano, Grispi-Koch and Mendes-Vazquez fights, makes this a special night at the Palms.”
Tickets for WEC: Faber vs. Mizugaki go on sale Friday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. PT and will be priced at $181, $131, and $71. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to WEC newsletter subscribers on Thursday, Sept. 23 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the WEC newsletter through wec.tv. Tickets will be available at The Pearl box office, online at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 Ticket prices do not include service charges.