“The California Kid” will be heading to the East Coast for his next clash. According to a report from the Las Vegas Sun, bantamweight Urijah Faber has been signed for action against Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FS 1.
Faber will enter the evening riding the momentum of consecutive submissions of Ivan Menjivar and Scott Jorgensen. He is 28-6 in his career with success against a slew of notable names like Brian Bowles, Eddie Wineland, and Dominick Cruz.
The 28-4 Alcantara also secured a stoppage in his last bout, knocking Illiarde Santos out in the first frame of a May match-up. 24 of his wins have featured some form of finish.
UFC on FS 1 is set for Boston on August 17 and will help launch FOX Sports 1. Other bouts expected to unfold at the event include Matt Brown-Thiago Alves, Alistair Overeem-Travis Browne, and Chael Sonnen-Mauricio Rua.