Former UFC bantamweight title contender Urijah Faber will be competing against one of the Miyao brothers at Submission Underground on May 14, which happens to be his birthday.
Faber broke the news to Submission Radio:
I’m actually doing Submission Grappling match for Chael Sonnen’s organization here on May 14th on my birthday against Miyao brothers, one of the Miyao brothers – he’s like a five, six-time world champ – so I’m still in training daily.”
I’m excited. You know, Chad Mendes, he had a match not too long ago with a good friend of mine, Jeff Glover and you know, both world class grapplers in their own right, and I got to watch that and it was a pretty exciting ordeal. So I’ve been training Jiu Jitsu and competing as a grappler for twenty-something odd years between wrestling to Jiu Jitsu to both, so I’m no stranger to it. It’s kind of the same gig (as MMA), you know, it’s a different set of rules but two guys going at it that are highly trained.
Known throughout the MMA world as “The California Kid” Urijah Faber is one of the biggest bantamweights in mixed martial arts. He is also an accomplished NCAA Division I wrestler and BJJ brown belt.
Faber is a former WEC Featherweight Champion, KOTC Bantamweight Champion, and GC Bantamweight Champion. He has fought numerous former bantamweight champions such as Renan Barao and Dominick Cruz.
No word yet on which Miyao brother Urijah Faber will be taking on.