UFC officials have announced that Urijah Faber will return to action at UFC 181 and take on Francisco Rivera in a bantamweight matchup. The UFC 181 event will take place on December 6 in Las Vegas and will be headlined by the UFC welterweight title fight between champion Johny Hendricks and challenger Robbie Lawler. The co-main event will feature the UFC lightweight title fight between champion Anthony Pettis and challenger Gilbert Melendez.
Faber (31-7) is coming off a third round submission win over Alex Caceres at UFC 175 in his last outing. It was a nice bounce back win over losing to Renan Barao for the second time at UFC 169 in his second attempt to capture the UFC bantamweight title.
Rivera (10-3, 1NC) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Takeya Mizugaki in his last outing at UFC 173. Rivera had won back-to-back fights going into the bout with Mizugaki and will be looking for the biggest win of his career against Faber.
Also, Holly Holm will make her highly anticipated UFC debut on this card against TUF alum Raquel Pennington.
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