An exciting bantamweight bout between former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber and England’s Brad Pickett has been added to UFC on FOX 22.
UFC on Fox 22 will be held event held on December 17, 2016 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
A women’s strawweight bout between Paige VanZant and former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Michelle Waterson is expected to serve as the event headliner.
Faber (33-10 MMA) is riding the first two-fight losing streak of his MMA career. A unanimous decision loss to champion Dominick Cruz at UFC 199 for the title was followed by a unanimous decision loss to Jimmie Rivera at UFC 203 in Cleveland.
Pickett (25-12 MMA) is 1-4 since his return to the bantamweight division. A split decision win over Francisco Riviera was followed most recently by a submission loss to Iuri Alcântara at UFC 204 in Manchester.
With this bout, UFC on FOX 22 now looks like this:
Paige VanZant vs. Michelle Waterson
Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall
Bryan Barberena vs. Colby Covington
Alan Jouban vs. Mike Perry
Josh Emmett vs. Scott Holtzman
Bojan Velickovic vs. Sultan Aliev
Urijah Faber vs. Brad Pickett
James Moontasri vs. Alex Morono