A bantamweight tilt between Urijah Faber (28-6) and Yuri Alcantara (28-4, 1 NC) is headed to Boston. The bout is likely to land on the FOX Sports 1 main card. UFC officials announced the pairing on Tuesday.
Urijah Faber heads into this bout having won two straight fights since his loss to UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Baráo at UFC 149. In his last outing, Faber finished Scott Jorgensen at The Ultimate Fighter 17. The Team Alpha Male fighter is looking to continue his recent run when he steps into the TD Garden.
Alcantara comes into the bout looking to breakthrough in the tough bantamweight division. The Brazilian fighter has yet to taste defeat since dropping to bantamweight, looking dominant in both outings. The Marajó, Brazil native will face his toughest test to date when he takes on “The California Kid.”
UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 will take place August 17 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Light heavyweights Chael Sonnen and Maurício “Shogun” Rua will face off in the main event. The card will also feature a bout between former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne.