The UFC is returning to Anaheim, California in the new year and the first bout has been made official.
As previously reported by MMASucka.com, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber will square off against Ivan Menjivar. UFC officials announced the match-up on Wednesday.
“The California Kid” will get to fight in front of his hometown crowd of California for the first time since UFC 139 in November 2011.
Faber and Menjivar first fought seven years ago in TKO in Canada to a controversial disqualification win for Faber. After that, Faber rose to become the top featherweight on the planet while Menjivar battled contenders across multiple weight classes around the world. With both fighters now in the UFC, the two can finally settle the score.
UFC 157 is slated to take place February 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Information on tickets, the rest of the main card and more will be released in coming days.