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Urijah Faber to make bantamweight debut against Takeya Mizugaki in August

The California Kid has a new home.

Urijah Faber, the once dominant king of the WEC’s 145-pound division, will indeed be making a move down to bantamweight, according to MMAWeekly.

Faber’s first opponent will be the always tough Takeya Mizugaki, who will be most remembered for giving then bantamweight champion Miguel Torres his toughest fight at WEC 40. Since then, Mizugaki has picked up victories over Jeff Curran and Rani Yahya, and he dropped a decision loss to Scott Jorgensen.

Faber went 2-2 in his last two fights, but his losses were to Jose Aldo and Mike Brown, past and present champions of the promotion.

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