UFC 157    February 23, 2013
Urijah Faber
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If Urijah Faber is on, he really shouldn't have much trouble. Ivan Menjivar is a solid, well-rounded bantamweight, but he's overmatched here. On the feet, he works off a decent jab and throws a lot of overhand rights. He can be dangerous with knees and uppercuts in the clinch, too. Faber is well equipped to handle all that. He gauges distances well, has good lateral movement and a speed advantage. That winging right hand of Menjivar's is going to struggle finding a home. Menjivar likes to hang around. He doesn't absorb too many clean shots and his submission defense is terrific. Mentally, you have to wonder how Faber is doing. No Dominick Cruz fight, deflating loss to Renan Barao, he's getting to the end of his career -- it could have an effect on him.