Mixed Martial Arts

Montreal's Menjivar to face Faber at UFC 157 in February

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The Canadian Press
12/5/2012 1:36:13 AM
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TORONTO - Canadian Ivan (Pride of El Salvador) Menjivar will fight Urijah (The California Kid) Faber on Feb. 23 at UFC 157 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The two met in 2006 at a TKO event in Laval, Que., with Faber winning after Menjivar was disqualified for an illegal kick to a downed opponent.

Faber (26-6) went on to become WEC featherweight champion before dropping down to bantamweight.

Montreal's Menjivar (25-9) is coming off a submission win over Azamat Gashimov at UFC 154 in Montreal.

In other UFC news, Dutch heavyweight Stefan (Skyscraper) Struve will face off against Mark (The Super Samoan) Hunt on a televised card March 3 at Tokyo's Saitama Arena.

The five-foot-10 Hunt will be giving up 14 inches and 14 years to the 24-year-old Struve.

Ivan Menjivar (Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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