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Old 11-25-2008, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Faber Vs Aldo likely for January WEC card

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With new WEC featherweight champ Mike Brown on the sidelines due to torn cartilage in his ribs, the organization appears set to offer former champion Urijah Faber (21-2 MMA, 6-1 WEC) a bout with heavy-handed Brazilian Jose Aldo (12-1 MMA, 2-0 WEC) at WEC 38**

Sources close to Aldo first alerted MMAjunkie**com (www**mmajunkie**com) of the potential bout, which has yet to be signed**

Faber has openly requested a rematch with Brown, but the new champ will not be ready in time for a Jan** 25, 2009, date with "The California Kid" in San Diego**

Coming off his upset loss to Brown -- Faber's first in over three years and a span of 14 fights -- the 29-year-old remains one of the most marketable stars for the WEC** While Faber would certainly prefer an immediate shot to regain his title, a chance for him to fight in his home state -- and for the WEC to capitalize on his popularity there -- would seem too good to pass up**

Aldo, a four-year veteran of professional MMA, has defeated Jonathan Brookins and Alexandre Franca Nogueira in his first two bouts with the WEC** Both victories came by way of TKO, marking the 22-year-old's sixth and seventh wins by knockout or TKO in his 13 career bouts** Aldo also holds two submission wins in his young career**

Aldo is currently on a five-fight winning streak, and last tasted defeat against PRIDE and Shooto veteran Luciano Azevedo in November 2005**
This is not an easy fight for Faber**

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Old 11-25-2008, 04:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh shit, another loss for Faber** Aldo is no joke, will avoid the takedown and punch Urijah in the face a lot**
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I picked Aldo in the PFFL, thinking he wouldn't be fighting anyone decent for a while seeing as he's just been fighting on the undercards so far** I'm still fairly confident though**
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