Faber vs. McDonald/Browne vs. Miocic Being Targeted For UFC On Fox 9


Already set to be headlined by Anthony Pettis vs. TJ Grant for the UFC Lightweight title, UFC on Fox 9 is starting to shape up as another awesome card. Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald will now serve as the co main event for the evening, confirmed by the UFC official Twitter page:

Urijah Faber was most recently in action against Yuri Alcantara, winning a dominant decision at UFC FN: Shogun vs. Sonnen, the same night that acDonald beat Brad Pickett via triangle choke in their FOTN scrap.

McDonald is 15-2, his only unavenged loss coming to Renan Barao, and a fight against Faber is certainly an exciting prospect. Faber is 29-6 overall, a former KOTC and WEC champion and is a hard fight for anyone in the lower weight classes.

The event, set to go down on December 14th in Sacramento, California, is also rumoured to have a Heavyweight bout between Stipe Miocic and Travis Browne in the works. Revealed on Wednesday’s ‘UFC tonight’, the bout would pit the #7 ranked Browne against the #11 ranked Miocic.

Browne was also recently in action at UFC fight night: Shogun vs. Sonnen, knocking the snot out of Alistair Overeem after suffering a hellacious beating in the early goings. Miocic was last seen beating the filling out of the Pillsbury dough boy Roy Nelson at UFC 161. Nelson was, at the time, considered to be a tough fight for anyone. The end result was slightly different, as Miocic dominated Nelson for the duration of their bout.

Both guys have outstanding records; Browne is 15-1-1, Miocic 10-1 and would certainly be looking at a contender fight with an impressive victory at UFC on Fox 9. 2013 has had some absolutely stacked cards, can the UFC keep the ball rolling in to 2014?

  • WOW, co-main event on FX? These cards on FX are some serious heat! as for this fight it's a GREAT fight. Faber is BACK to improving as a fighter. I feel he leveled off for a little bit and found his focus again. He's been improving every fight it seems again. McDonald I do feel is improving faster since he's still never hit a leveling point being young in the sport. McDonald should take this as long as Faber doesn't control this with his wrestling. I don't think he will. McDonald to me is the only person with a chance to beat Barao.

    • I think that Faber could beat MacDonald, and if so he would be in with a serious chance at a title shot vs. the winner of cruz/Barao. Or if Cruz is stripped of the title then it would be Barao vs. Faber if UF beats MM

      • I think Faber is a bad match for Michael because he is just as fast and is incredibly versatile and inventive and has a new focused coach that is tuning the strikes. Michael is world class and on the feet he should win but Faber is no slouch and could get a TKO win himself and certainly will have an advantage if this goes down or to the cage.

  • Faber vs. McDonald = 🙁 I don't want either one to lose, I like both of them as fighter's and wouldn't want to see either one lose.

    • Thats how I felt when Silva fought Vitor until I learned of all the TRT stuff now its a wash. I did not want Chuck and Randy to fight back in the day either.

  • Faber will control McDonald on the ground and get the UD. Browne will TKO Miocic in round 2.