Faber, 34, has won three of his last four fights. Though “The
California Kid” came up short in his bid to capture the UFC interim
bantamweight title last year, he responded with a pair of wins to
kick off 2013, submitting Ivan
Menjivar and Scott
Jorgensen with rear-naked chokes in February and April.
Alcantara, 32, has looked sharp since making the cut to 135 pounds,
dominating countryman Pedro Nobre
in his bantamweight debut this past January. While that bout was
controversially ruled a no-contest due to strikes to the back of
the head, “Marajo” left no doubt in his next outing, as he knocked
out Illiarde Santos last month at UFC on FX 8.