Urijah Faber meets Jimmie Rivera at UFC 203 in Cleveland
Urijah Faber isn’t going anywhere but back into the Octagon this September.
Following a loss to Dominick Cruz in June, Faber contemplated his future in fighting but it looks like "The California Kid" is ready to compete again as he returns to action against Jimmie Rivera at UFC 203 in Cleveland.
UFC officials announced the bout via FS2 on Tuesday.
Faber last competed in June when he lost a lopsided decision to Cruz in the third fight between the two bantamweights that settled a long time grudge between the two veterans.
Now Faber will push forward in his career as he returns in September while facing one of the fastest rising stars in the division.
Rivera is 19-1 as a pro fighter and he’s currently 3-0 in the UFC with victories over Iuri Alcantara, Marcus Brimage and Pedro Munhoz.
He’ll take a decided step up in competition to face Faber as part of the UFC 203 card in Cleveland, which is headlined by heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic facing Alistair Overeem in the main event.