December 17th will mark the final fight night for one of MMA’s most storied fighters. Urijah Faber has announced his swan song.
With the poetic finale that he deserves, the California Kid will compete in his hometown of Sacramento one last time before hanging it up for good. It’ll be a bittersweet goodbye for fans and fighters alike, as Faber leaves a legacy of exciting bouts and unparalleled sportsmanship.
The fight will mark his 16th inside the Octagon and his 44th since turning pro back in 2003. With a record of 33-10, the 37 year-old has mixed it up with a who’s who of the lower weight classes and earned a slew of post-fight bonuses and championship belts along the way.
The decision comes on the heels of back-to-back losses to bitter rival Dominick Cruz and rising contender Jimmie Rivera; his only two fights of the calendar year.
And his opponent – a legend in his own right – promises to give Faber and the fans one hell of a send-off.
Brad “One Punch” Pickett has been wowing UFC audiences since 2011, originally hailing from the WEC. Shockingly, he and Faber have never crossed paths with some division changes providing a possible explanation as to why. Alas, it seems only fitting that we get to see these two share the Octagon on such a meaningful occasion.
Buckle up guys, a great fight just got even better.