WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki Preview

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WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki Preview
Urijah Faber vs. Takeya Mizugaki is the WEC 52 main event

The WEC returns to Versus this Thursday for WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki.

The show will come live from The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nev., and airs on Versus in the United States.

The night's main event features the bantamweight debut of the most popular fighter in WEC history, "The California Kid" Urijah Faber. He takes on former title challenger Takeya Mizugaki.

Other bouts scheduled for the night's main card include Chad "Money" Mendes taking on Javier "Showtime" Vazquez, Eric "New Breed" Koch facing Francisco Rivera, former title challenger Joseph Benavidez taking on Wagnney "The Silencer" Fabiano.

And a bout between Damacio "The Angel Of Death" Page and Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson opens the night's televised portion.

WEC standouts Raphael Assuncao, Anthony "The Assassin" Njokuani and Cub Swanson are among those competing on the preliminary card of WEC 52.

The members of Team Alpha Male highlight the night's big fights, and the camp is looking for a clean sweep at WEC 52.

With the recent news of the merger between the UFC and the WEC, this card has taken on added significance. In addition to being the next to last show for the WEC organization, it's a chance for these fighters to see if they will continue on to fight in the UFC.

Or if they will have to go back to the smaller shows and work their way back up.

Here is your match-by-match breakdown of the night's card.

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