Urijah Faber and Ivan Menjivar will clash again at UFC 157 on Saturday night. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
This is the UFC 157 live blog for Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar, a bantamweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
Faber, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Menjivar, who has won four of his past five fights, on the main card.
Check out the UFC 157 live blog below.
Round 1: Jason Herzog is your referee for this bantamweight fight. They touch gloves. Faber pushes forward, but walks right into an impressive judo throw. Faber manages to work his way into side control. A big "Faber" chant tears through the crowd. Faber tries to transition into a mount and lands a couple elbows. Faber postures up, Menjivar is reaching for an armbar, doesn’t get it, and Faber is back in Menjivar’s guard. Midway through the round. Faber’s occasional elbows are connecting. Now they’re becoming more than just occasional. Faber stands, Menjivar is throwing upkicks and lands a couple to his torso. Faber’s back in Menjivar’s guard. Menjivar gets to his feet, but Faber gets his back and sinks in a rear-naked choke. Menjivar taps to a huge reaction from the crowd.
Urijah Faber def. Ivan Menjivar via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:34 of round one.
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