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ADXC 5 to feature Urijah Faber vs. Bibiano Fernandes, Mendes vs. Lee

The next ADXC event features several former UFC fighters.

ADXC 5 will be headlined by former WEC champion Urijah Faber, who takes on Bibiano Fernandes in a no-gi match Aug. 2. In the co-main event, multiple-time UFC featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes meets former UFC interim title challenger Kevin Lee, promotion officials announced this week.

The event takes place one day before UFC on ABC 7 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, which is headlined by a bantamweight matchup between Cory Sandhagen and Umar Nurmagomedov.

Faber and Fernandes competed in MMA before, with Faber defeating Fernandes by doctor’s stoppage TKO at King of the Cage in 2006. Faber is coming off a submission win of Jeff Glover in a combat jiu-jitsu match at his promotion A1 Combat in May.

Fernandes is a former multiple-time defending ONE Championship bantamweight title holder. He is coming off back-to-back losses to John Lineker, and Stephen Loman.

Mendes announced his retirement from the bareknuckle boxing world following his split decision loss to Eddie Alavarez in the co-main event of BKFC 41 in April. Meanwhile, Lee intends on coming out of retirement and returning to MMA after briefly hanging up his gloves in July.

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