UFC 139: Urijah Faber secures another shot at the UFC Bantamweight title

MMA veteran and former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber secured his second shot at the UFC Bantamweight title, thanks to a victory over Brian Bowles as part of the UFC 139 main card action.

Faber looked more aggressive from the first minutes of the fight, with Brian Bowles countering with the best he has to offer. Bowles survived a few submission attempts and managed to execute several striking combinations, but it was all Urijah Faber going after Dominick Cruz‘s belt. Faber got Bowles rocked in Round 2, before locking a super tight Guillotine Choke. Faber squeezed hard and rolled over different angles, leaving Bowles no choice but to tap out.

Urijah Faber improves his record to 26-5, successfully bouncing back from the controversial decision loss to Dominick Cruz at UFC 132. Faber will now get his shot at revenge, while at the age of 32 this could be his last chance to become a champion in the UFC.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Scrappymcgee/ scrappymcgee

    could develop into a rayrobs lamotta situation

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/OperationCWAL/ OperationCWAL

    Faber and Cruz TUF coaches!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/KeithFarrell/ KeithFarrell

    I was expecting this to be a dog fight, but this was a CALI fight!
    Best I’ve seen Faber looking in a LONG time, especially in the UFC.
    This next fight is going to be so good… TUF 15 coaches pelase!!!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ryan22/ Ryan22

    wow faber did really well tonight. if he can pull off a performance like that against cruz…were looking at a new champ then

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/S2681043/ s2681043

    i would love too see faber work on a strength and condition training to put on weight and jump up too welterweight. tho he may be slightly undersized in the division. he has the skillset to beat GSP. faber would control gsp with his wrestling and win by Ground and pound round 2!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/MMA_DEMON/ MMA_DEMON

    you have gone too far now.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Hondata79/ hondata79

    What the hell ! I picked Faber round 2 sub… And lowkick gave me -5 thanks alot that really screwed my score it should have been over 200 !

    Cheaters !

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Mmauk/ mmauk

    i got screwed too, i should have 265 for 139 instead i have 240

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/MereDictum/ MereDictum

    Same. I picked Faber by ko (2d rd) and got neg 5 points. Glitch in the matrix? Noticed the glitch didn’t happen across the board- didn’t happen to some staff. O)

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/ViciousNature1/ ViciousNature1

    if Faber comes into the fight with cruz like he did tonite against bowles i can see him taking the belt,only thing i think cruz has on him is the foot work n pace.