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Former Champs Urijah Faber, Eddie Wineland Expected to Fight at UFC 128

Urijah FaberFormer WEC champions Urijah Faber and Eddie Wineland are expected to square off in their UFC debuts at “UFC 128: Shogun vs. Evans” on March 19 in Newark, New Jersey, according to, with the winner likely to earn a shot at Dominick Cruz’s bantamweight title.

Faber (24-4) choked out Takeya Mizugaki in his 135-pound debut in November after the former featherweight champ dropped 3 of his last 5 at 145-pounds, while Wineland (18-6-1) scored a first-round slam KO of Ken Stone earlier this month for his fourth-straight win.

The matchup rules Faber out as a potential coach for The Ultimate Fighter 13 opposite Cruz, leaving Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar as the most-likely option.

The UFC 128 fight card is headlined by light heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. former title-holder Rashad Evans and also includes Brendan Schaub vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

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Pictured: Urijah Faber

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