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MMA Crossfire – Urijah Faber and Francisco Rivera agree to clash at UFC 181

The California Kid is back.

Former WEC champion and Team Alpha Male leader Urijah Faber (31-7-0) will face Francisco “Cisco” Rivera (10-3-0, 1 NC) at UFC 181 in December.

Faber submitted Alex Caceres at UFC 175 in June, while Rivera is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 173. Cisco has won six of his last seven bouts.

Faber continues to work his way slowly back towards another title shot.

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The bout was verbally agreed to Wednesday October 15th.

Other scheduled bouts include former boxing champion and women’s bantamweight Holly Holm (7-0-0) gets her first fight against Invicta FC alum Raquel Pennington (4-5-0).

Heavyweights #3 Travis Browne (16-2-1) and Brendan Schaub (11-4-0) will battle, TUF 20 coaches Anthony Pettis (17-2-0) and Gilbert Melendez (22-3-0) will fight with the lightweight crown on the line.

The main event features Johny Hendricks (16-2-0) defending his welterweight title in a rematch against Robbie Lawler (24-10-0, 1 NC).

Tickets are on sale now.

Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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