Faber Headlines UFC Card in Sacramento

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Urijah Faber loves fighting at home in Sacramento, and he's bringing a whole bunch of his friends along with him for his return.

The UFC returns to California's capital city on Saturday with a show that might as well be called the Team Alpha Male Invitational.

Faber and three of his fellow Alphas are all competing on the card, headlined by UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson's title defense against Faber teammate Joseph Benavidez.

Faber hasn't fought in his hometown in nearly four years, but the popular UFC bantamweight will have the crowd behind him when he takes on Michael McDonald, who's from nearby Modesto.

Alpha Male coach Duane Ludwig will be busy with fighters in each of the card's last three bouts, but Faber believes his team can handle it.

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