Urijah Faber

UFC on ESPN+ 13: Urijah Faber returns against Ricky Simon

Can the "California Kid" reign supreme in Sacramento return?

UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber (34-10-0) will return to the octagon for the first time in approximately two-and-a-half years against Ricky Simon (15-1-0) in his hometown of Sacramento, California.

“The California Kid,” 40, is returning after retiring in December 2016, after his decision win over Brad Pickett at UFC on FOX 22.

He will take on the up and coming Simon, 26, who is on a eight fight win streak. He took a unanimous decision win over Rani Yahya in his last bout at UFC 234 last February.

UFC on ESPN+ 13 is scheduled for July 13 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. Current bouts include:

Urijah Faber (34-10-0) vs. Ricky Simon (15-1-0)

Ryan Hall (7-1-0) vs. Darren Elkins (24-7-0)

Cynthia Calvillo (8-1-0) vs. Livinha Souza (13-1-0)

Nicco Montano (4-2-0) vs. Sara McMann (11-5-0)

Karl Roberson (7-2-0) vs. John Phillips (21-9-0)

Benito Lopez (9-1-0) vs. Martin Day (9-3-0)

Beneil Dariush (16-4-1) vs. Drakkar Klose (10-1-1)

Marvin Vettori (12-3-1) vs. Cezar Frreira (13-7-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.

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

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