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Urijah Faber Added To UFC On FS1 1 Card, Faces Yuri Alcantara

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Former WEC champion Urijah Faber will compete for a third time this year, as he has agreed to face Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FS1 1 in August.

The Las Vegas Sun first reported the bout for the August 17 card from Boston.

Faber (28-6) will look to remain at the top of the list in terms of UFC contenders, and earn a third submission win of the year. He has tapped both Scott Jorgensen and Ivan Menjivar already.

Alcantara (28-4) has gone 3-1 inside the Octagon, including a knockout of Iliarde Santos.

Faber joins the likes of Alistair Overeem, Joe Lauzon, Matt Brown, Uriah Hall and Travis Browne on the FOX Sports 1 debut card. No main event has been reported to date.

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