It’s been more than a year since UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber has tasted victory inside the Octagon, losing a good portion of 2012 due to his stint as a coach on the Ultimate Fighter 15 and then coming up short on the scorecards in a July bout with Renan Barao. Though Faber will have a wait a little longer before getting his hands dirty again, it appears he at least has a date and opponent to start preparing for.
Faber is 2-2 in the UFC since his successful run in WEC, picking up wins over Eddie Wineland and Brian Bowles. The 26-6 fan-favorite has also found past success against the likes of Jens Pulver, Bibiano Fernandes, and Dominick Cruz.
In Lee, Faber will be facing a 12-8-1 finisher coming off a submission loss to his protégé, T.J. Dillashaw. The 30-year old Brit’s most notable performance to date occurred last February when he tapped out Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto in the opening round of their bout, the eleventh stoppage of Lee’s career.
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