Former WEC featherweight champion and WEC poster boy Urijah Faber will be making his UFC debut March 19th at UFC 128 against Eddie Wineland in what will be Faber’s second fight at bantamweight.”UFC 128 is gonna be my debut in the UFC and it’s gonna be two of the most exciting 135 pounders in the world.” Faber said.
A former WEC bantamweight champion and winner of two “Knockout of the Night” bonuses in the promotion, Eddie Wineland, will also be making his UFC debut at UFC 128. Wineland is well-established as one of the more dangerous fighters of all the bantamweights, but Faber believes he will emerge victorious as he believes in his well-rounded assault. “Eddie Wineland is a very good opponent, his style is very exciting,” Faber says. “When it comes down to match ups, that’s what I like to see. I feel like, as a threat, he’s a threat in one area: he’s a dangerous stand up guy. But, he’s facing a guy that’s good at everything. I’ve made that my goal, to become a well-rounded fighter and I’m dangerous in every aspect of this game.”
Faber is planning to utilize his multi-pronged attack to put Wineland away within the distance. “I’m the better guy here. There’s no doubt in my mind that I should be winning this fight, it’s just a matter of how I get it done,” Faber said. “I’m willing to stand, I’m willing to take it to the ground, whatever opportunity he gives me to finish the fight, that’s what I’m looking for, that’s what I’ll be happy with.”
Faber doesn’t know how he will win the fight but says it will be a war between himself and Wineland, promising to deliver the goods for all MMA fans. “If you’ve watched Eddie Wineland, if you’ve watched Urijah Faber, there’s two things that happen,” said Faber. “One is that they go a hundred miles per hour and the other is they go for the kill. If you’re looking for a great fight which exemplifies what mixed martial arts is all about, then you’re in for a treat.”
With Faber’s debut UFC fans will finally get a glimpse of Faber if they haven’t already in the WEC, Faber is a well rounded fighter and has NEVER been in a boring fight win or lose. Faber has only been beaten 4 times. 2 of which came at the hands of Mike Brown the other two against WEC/UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and the UFC’s Tyson Griffin.