Social Recap: Urijah Faber competes again in hometown at UFC Fight Night
By Kacie Van Stiphout
For the second time, UFC returns to Golden 1 Center. Just two years ago, Urijah Faber, aka "the California Kid" won his final match in his hometown of Sacramento — or so fans thought.
Faber has announced he will come out of retirement and square up against Ricky Simon on July 13. Fans all around town can't contain their excitement on social media as they're eager to see the 40-year-old compete one more time in his backyard.
It’s been a minute since I put on the game face 😠 Getting excited for #ufcsacramento. Fighting in my hood is always the best! #californialove Master Thong & Sneaky Tom 🏆 #dayones @ Sacramento, California https://t.co/8PBljTxlcM— Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) June 7, 2019
#UFCSacramento The Cailfornia kid @UrijahFaber is back in action pic.twitter.com/wlLbGFunNu— loerajeremy96 (@598_2006) June 21, 2019
The Cali Kid is back!@RickySimonUFC looks to spoil @UrijahFaber's homecoming at #UFCSacramento July 13! pic.twitter.com/s6FomVJhUi— UFC (@ufc) May 29, 2019
When I first started training and fighting, one of the guys I looked up to was @UrijahFaber. It'd be the chance of a lifetime to be able to fight the California Kid in his own backyard in Sacramento✊🏽 Let's make it happen @UFC @seanshelby! 💰💰— Manny Bermudez (@_MannyBermudez) May 19, 2019
UFC Sacramento is about to be amazing at the Golden 1 center. Suite or Cage side?— Jovan (@poolsidemuffin) June 7, 2019
It's official— Jephph (@Kindell64) May 28, 2019
Urijah Faber is coming out of retirement. He accepted a fight from the UFC
Excited to see @UrijahFaber fight again in the UFC. I will be attending the Sacramento event.— Chris G. (@chrisgomez73) May 29, 2019