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Urijah Faber Explains Why He Wanted To Fight On Fox Sports 1 Rather Than PPV

Andrew Ravens

Urijah Faber

In a recent interview with Submission Radio, Urijah Faber “The California Kid” explained his desire to compete on FS1 instead of pay-per-view.

“It’s the main event on the free card, the FOX Sports 1 card, so I think as far as exposure goes, I’ll probably get a wider view,” Faber said. “I think the pay-per-view numbers haven’t necessarily been as high as they used to be, so for me, it makes more sense.

Urijah Faber has seven knockouts, 17 submissions and 5 decision victories, he has been knocked out three times in his MMA career.

“I’m the featured fight on the free card right before the pay-per-view. I don’t get a piece of that pay-per-view anyway, so I’d rather more people watched the fight.”

In his last four fights he is 3-1. He beat Scott Jorgensen via rear naked choke at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale on Apr / 13 / 2013. He beat Iuri Alcantara via Unanimous Decision at UFC Fight Night – Shogun vs. Sonnen on Aug / 17 / 2013. He then beat Michael McDonald via Guillotine Choke at UFC on Fox 9 – Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 on Dec / 14 / 2013. In his last fight he lost to Renan Barao via 1st Rd TKO at UFC 169 – Barao vs. Faber 2 on Feb / 01 / 2014.

Urijah Faber meets Alex Caceres this Saturday night.

UFC 175 goes down this Saturday night on UFC Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1 and PPV. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on Fight Pass / Fox Sports 1 and to the fight the big fights on the main card that airs on PPV. The headlining fight is Chris Weidman (c) vs. Lyoto Machida – for middleweight title, the co-main event is Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Alexis Davis – for women’s bantamweight title The event airs from Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The show starts with Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. Luke Zachrich on UFC Fight Pass, then the first prelim fight on Fox Sports 1 with George Roop vs. Rob Font and then starting the real fights with the main card at 10 p.m. ET with Marcus Brimage vs. Russell Doane. We will be providing live play-by-play coverage for each fight, as well as having minute to minute updates through the night and after the fights happen. Also, stay tuned for the post event news.

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