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I don't really know how I feel about it. It just seems like a huge cut for him. Well actually, to be fair I don't know what he walks around at and maybe he isn't cutting all that much for 145. It just looks to me that he's cutting a lot and cutting 10 more lbs is A LOT more weight to cut.

As for the actual fights, as long as he ain't half dead from the cut, I'd expect some awesome fights. He's always game and never has a boring fight!
 

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Faber vs Torres set it up..

Even after Fabers Mini Me beat him? Torres showed a lot of flaws in his game that Faber mastered...

And if Fabers dude was able to take him out, i dont see this being a competitive fight...

I wouldn't mind seeing Torres get smacked around some more for all that top P4P talk people like Frank Mir talked about....

Seeing people look at his record and think is the best in the world with the level of competition he faced always annoyed me....
 

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I think that Faber would beat anyone at 135 right now. He already beat Cruz before, I think he is too fast for Bowles, and I don't see him having too many problems with Torres. Now with that being said, I would still love to see these fights! :thumb02:
 

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Urijah Faber will now officially be a problem for the bantamweight division.

The former WEC featherweight champion will make the move down to 135lbs for his next fight on August 18 as he faces Japanese fighter Takeya Mizugaki in the WEC.

The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight stating bout agreements have been issued at this point for the bantamweight showdown.

After a successful run at featherweight that including a long title reign, Urijah Faber (23-4) ran into a tough contest in his last fight, facing current 145lb king Jose Aldo at the first ever WEC pay-per-view. Faber lost a unanimous decision to the Brazilian champion, and afterwards speculation began immediately about a move down in weight for the "California Kid."

Faber had gone back and forth with the decision due to teammate and close friend Joseph Benavidez also competing in that division, but ultimately he's decided to make the move and will face a tough test in his first fight at 135lbs.

Takeya Mizugaki (13-4-2) made quite the impression on American fans during his WEC debut in 2009 after stepping in as a late replacement to face then champion Miguel Torres for the bantamweight belt. Mizugaki lost a decision to Torres, but gained a slew of fans after battling for every second in the fight, and proving he could hang with the best in the world at 135lbs.

Since that time, Mizugaki has gone 2-1 in the WEC with wins over Jeff Curran and most recently over Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Rani Yahya at the WEC pay-per-view in April. The Japanese heavy hitter will be the first to welcome Faber to the division in August.

The August 18 event has not yet been announced by the WEC, but early indicators are that the show will take place in Las Vegas. MMAWeekly will have more information about the show as it becomes available.
http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=11707&zoneid=13
 

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Is anyone pumped for Mizugaki vs Faber I know with all the talk can he cut but now that have announced this I am totally pumped for Faber dropping to 35 Mizugaki always brings it and Faber is always entertaining and what do u guys think of this.How about the next ppv have Aldo defending his title along with Torres vs Faber that would be worth the 44.95
 

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Faber won't have to spend to much time at 35. It will be less then two years before Aldo moves up to lightweight, and you can damn sure bet it won't be in the WEC's LW division... he'll go straight into the UFC.

As for Faber, that will allow him to stay interesting with a few new fights, probably even capture that title, then challenge whoever for the vacated FW crown.
 

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Faber is having a tough time with the cut, I think it will be a good fight, cause faber has excellent conditioning to counteract the weight cut.
 

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exactly, and when he wrestled in the 150's, he got destroyed, so that is not a good idea at all.
 

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DOn't know how big of a cut would be for him, but i clearly think he has a better chance of winning the title at than at 145.
That Aldo...see what he did?! he's so mean ! :thumb02:
lol no one's taking Aldo's belt so every featherweight better move either up or down, Urijah's got the right idea =P
 

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lol no one's taking Aldo's belt so every featherweight better move either up or down, Urijah's got the right idea =P
Haha, or Aldo had to, He is the Anderson Silva of the lighter weight classes.
 
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