An exciting bantamweight fight takes place this weekend on UFC on Fox 9 between Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald. Both of these fighters have trained with each other in the past, so it’s going to be interesting to see what they will look to use once they square off in a real fight.
Faber comes into this fight off an impressive, dominant win over Iuri Alcantara. He ended up getting a unanimous decision, proving he was the more well-rounded fighter that night. Faber has now won three in a row, and one more could earn him another title shot, one that he will looking to win and bring home a championship belt to the Team Alpha Male gym.
McDonald has been one of the hottest prospects in all of the UFC. He built a lot of momentum for himself at bantamweight and even challenged Renan Barao for the interim title. He came up short the bout, however, getting submitted in the fourth round. This championship experience will only make him better, and he will looking to prove he’s still a championship-type of fighter.
He’s already started taking steps in the right direction, getting a submission win over Brad Pickett in his latest UFC outing.
Both of these fighters are known for their finishing abilities. McDonald may have the stand-up advantage, and he’s equally as dangerous on the ground. However, Faber will surely have the experience advantage, and he may be the better, stronger wrestler of the two. It’s going to come down to who wants it the most, and the stakes couldn’t be higher for either bantamweight warrior.