Former Champs Urijah Faber, Eddie Wineland Targeted for UFC 128 Bout
12/29/2010 1:14 PM ET By Matt Erickson
After delivering one of the year's most thunderous knockouts at WEC 53 earlier this month, Eddie Wineland said he was ready for a step up in competition – that his ultimate goal was to recapture the bantamweight title he held four years ago.
Now that the first 135-pound champion in WEC history is a UFC fighter following the promotions' merger, it appears his new bosses have answered that call.
MMA Fighting has learned from sources close to the situation that the UFC is targeting a bout between Wineland and former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber at UFC 128 on March 19 in Newark, N.J. Though contracts have not yet been signed, verbal agreements are in place for the fight, which would likely hold a prime spot on the event's pay-per-view card
awesome fight right there, glad to see Faber is not getting an immediate title shot
liking the way this card is shaping up:
March 19, 2011
-Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Rashad Evans (for LHW Belt)
-Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland
-Mirko Cro Cop vs. Brendan Schaub
-Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau
-Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle
-Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani