After making a few minor tweaks to their original “WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki” roster, to go along with yesterday’s MAJOR change to the company’s future, the freebie fight card is complete once again.
The show takes place inside The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 11th.
Former WEC featherweight champ turned 135-pounder Urijah Faber meets Japanese star Takeya Mizugaki in the card’s featured contest.
Mizugaki holds a respectable 13-4-2 record, however made quite the splash in his WEC debut as a last-minute replacement to challenge then champ Miguel Torres for the bantamweight crown. Despite dropping a unanimous decision, he won over many stateside fans with his relentless performance.
After an unprecedented featherweight title run, Faber lost his belt to Mike Brown at WEC 36 and followed it up with a unanimous decision loss in their mulligan at WEC 41. What sealed the bantamweight deal for Faber must have been when reigning 145-pound king Jose Aldo unleashed a whooping on his left thigh.
WEC 52 signifies the company’s second-to-last show, with WEC 53 on December 16th marking the banner’s closing act.
Versus will broadcast the main bouts live beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
Here is the finalized WEC 52 roster:
Raphael Assuncao vs. L.C. Davis
Mackens Semerzier vs. Cub Swanson
Clint Godfrey vs. Michael McDonald
Yves Jabouin vs. Brandon Visher
Edward Faaloloto vs. Anthony Njokuani
Zack Micklewright vs. Dustin Poirier
Demetrious Johnson vs. Damacio Page
Chad Mendes vs. Javier Vasquez
Wagnney Fabiano vs. Joseph Benavidez
Josh Grispi vs. Erik Koch
Urijah Faber vs. Takeya Mizugaki