World Extreme Cagefighting returns Saturday evening, and people around the country can tune in to WEC 48 thanks to live stream on the internet. The evening's marquee matchup pits Jose Aldo against Urijah Faber, the latter of whom is widely considered one of the most dominant fighters the organization has ever seen.
The Aldo vs. Faber bout is for the world featherweight championship and matches two highly touted fighters. Aldo enters with a 16-1-0 career record, while Faber is 23-3-0. Nicknamed "The California Kid," Faber, a native of Sacramento, California, is strong in submissions and has "lightning-fast hand speed," according to a scouting report at www.wec.tv.
Aldo, meanwhile, will rely on a strong ground game, a scouting report at the same site says.
Neither fighter is particularly imposing, with Faber checking in at 5-6 and Aldo entering just an inch taller. But both have proven to be formidable opponents despite their size, and their championshp duel figures to be a battle. Faber is the favorite, touted in television commercials for the event as the aforementioned sentence suggests as one of the more dominant figures in the sport. But Aldo is a solid challenger, and it should shake out with the kind of intensity you want from a headlining match.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
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