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Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber has withdrawn from a bout with Takeya Mizugaki at WEC 50 “Cruz vs. Benavidez” on Aug. 18 at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Faber, 31, who was to make his bantamweight debut, suffered a knee injury earlier this week in training and will be out of action most likely until September, said Mike Roberts, Faber’s MMA Inc. agent. Roberts said Faber’s injury will not require surgery.

It is not clear if Mizugaki will remain on the card against a new challenger.

The 26-year-old Japanese import waged one of the more notable bouts of 2009 against former champion Miguel Torres at WEC 40. In April, Mizugaki earned a unanimous decision over Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Rani Yahya at UFC 48 “Aldo vs. Faber” in Sacramento, Calif.

Also on the card, WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will defend his title against Joseph Benavidez. Team Alpha Male’s Benavidez shot into his title contendership with a commanding performance over former 135-poumd kingpin Miguel Torres at WEC 47. Benavidez also trains with Faber.

| Sherdog | Faber Out of WEC 50, Expected Back in September |
That's a shame. Was looking forward to this fight a lot. Would have been good to get a look at Urijah in his first fight after dropping down in weight. Mizugaki's always good to watch too, his fight with Miguel Torres was a war. I hope they manage to get this rescheduled for September, instead of replacing Faber with another fighter.
 
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Same here, was really looking forward to the fight. It doesn't completely ruin the card though. Cruz vs Benavidez should still be a superb fight, and there really isn't a bad fight on the card. These smaller weight guys always come to put on a show, and it should be an entertaining card. WEC 51's the card I'm looking forward to. Chan Sung Jung vs George Roop, Aldo vs Gamburyan and possibly Miguel Torres too. Should be awesome, love a bit of WEC. Just wish they'd start showing it on ESPN in the UK!
 

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Noooo! Why is this happening? :(

If only that man's knees were as strong as his heart :p

This truly is sad news, glad to hear he doesn't need surgery though...

Wonder what will happen to Takeya now, no match or a new opponent?
And who could it be?
 

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Read earlier on MMAJunkie that Mizugaki has been pulled off the card, so it's looking like they'll reschedule the fight for when Urijah recovers.
 

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Read earlier on MMAJunkie that Mizugaki has been pulled off the card, so it's looking like they'll reschedule the fight for when Urijah recovers.
That sounds good, was looking forward to this match... So at least we will get it, just a bit delayed :)
 

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Yeah, he said that the cut was going well, before he had to eat a lot to keep on the weight. He was at 150, which would make for a good cut down to 135 considering he normally cuts from about 165 to 145.
 

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Bummed to see him out, hope he makes onto maybe 51, or 52.
 

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He said that it isn't extremely bad. He should be back pretty soon.
 

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Bummer. I guess this will be the mainevent of WEC 51 then. Now the card isn't so stacked with names anymore, but I'm sure WEC will make up for it with two relatively unknown guys who will battle their hearts out.
 

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Bummer. I guess this will be the mainevent of WEC 51 then. Now the card isn't so stacked with names anymore, but I'm sure WEC will make up for it with two relatively unknown guys who will battle their hearts out.
Nah, 51 has got Aldo, and even if a WEC card isn't "stacked" usually there are still amazing fights, maybe even more [email protected]
 

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Bah I hate injuries :( (not nearly as much as the fighter does themselves though)

Hope Faber recovers quick, I was looking forward to his move down to 135.
 

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I sooooooo want to see a Faber/Torres fight when he returns. MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!
 

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