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Complete WEC 52 Preview: Urijah Faber Debuts at Bantamweight Against Takeya Mizugaki

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Mixed martial arts fans won't have to wait until Saturday to get their eyes on some explosive, high-paced action as WEC 52 will take place on Thursday, November 11th from the Pearl at the Palms in...

Submission ace, Javier "Showtime" Vazquez, tells MMA Weekly that touted prospect, Chad Mendes,...

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Submission ace, Javier "Showtime" Vazquez, tells MMA Weekly that touted prospect, Chad Mendes, won't be able to blanket him this Thursday at WEC 52: "There’s no pressure (on me), I’m not the ‘unbeatable prospect’," said Vazquez. "All the pressure is on Chad Mendes, not on me. I’m going to go out there and do my thing; he’s the one who’s supposed to be the next big thing." "My last two fights I worked with Erik Paulson and tried to improve my stand-up, trying to get a different look at the game, and improve my overall skills, but this fight I went back to my wrestling and submission game. I couldn’t have had a better camp to figure out how to beat a wrestler." "This entire camp I’ve worked with Antonio McKee, and nobody can do a better job of slowing a fight down and controlling from the top like Antonio does," he stated. (Chad) is not going to bring anything different or better than what Antonio brought. Antonio was having a real hard time holding me down, so I don’t think (Chad) will be able to do it, to be honest." "The more he tries the hold me down, the more he’ll get beat up; and the more he tries to scramble, the more likely he’s going to get caught." WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki coverage Photo: ESPN

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Merging Zuffa's Lightweight Divisions: Cross-Promotional Fights The Way To Start?

  For a long time now, the UFC's Lightweight division has been a shark tank. In the past it was ruled by BJ Penn, who, when not trying to fight with opponents in other weight divisions, was...

WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki Officially Announced For November 11: "I’m excited to take this fight a...

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WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki Officially Announced For November 11: "I’m excited to take this fight at 135-pounds and test myself against the best bantamweights in the world," Faber, who owns a record of 23-4, said. "Mizugaki is really tough, but I’m ready to make an impact and work toward becoming a champion again." - Urijah Faber vs. Takeya Mizugaki - Brian Bowles vs. Wagnney Fabiano - Josh Grispi vs. Erik Koch - Chad Mendes vs. Javier Vazquez - Eddie Wineland vs. Damacio Page* - Zack Micklewright vs. Dustin Poirier* - Clint Godfrey vs. Michael McDonald* * - Not officially announced WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki Coverage
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