Sacramento's Urijah Faber will fight Michael McDonald in the co-main event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's final Fox event of the year UFC on Fox 9 at Sleep Train Arena on Dec. 14, the UFC confirmed Wednesday.
The main card, including Faber vs. McDonald, is expected to start about 5 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on Fox (FOX40 in Sacramento). Preliminary bouts, broadcast on FS1, are expected to begin about 2 p.m.
Tickets will go sale Oct. 4. The rest of the card has not been finalized.
Faber, a former World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight champion, has won three consecutive bouts, beating Ivan Menjivar and Scott Jorgensen before scoring a unanimous decision over Iuri Alcantara at UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston last month.
Sacramento last hosted a UFC card in 2007, which featured a headline bout between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Nate Marquardt, who lost on a first-round TKO.
Kings to start camp Oct. 1 in Santa Barbara
The Kings will start training camp at UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 1.
They will practice at Pavilion Gym through Oct. 6 before traveling to Oakland for their preseason opener against the Warriors on Oct. 7.
Practices for the remainder of preseason will be held at the Kings' practice facility adjacent to Sleep Train Arena.
The Kings have home preseason games Oct. 14 against the Clippers, Oct. 17 against the Suns and Oct. 23 against the Warriors before opening the season Oct. 30 at home against Denver.
Jackson edges Norton in Northern California Open
John Jackson closed with a 2-under-par 69 to win the Northern California Open at Whitney Oaks by one stroke. The Monterey resident finished with a three-round total of 5-under-par 208.
Rancho Murieta's Grant Norton (70) finished second and Folsom's Kevin Lucas (69) finished third, two strokes behind the winner. Scott Smith, who started the final round with a two-stroke lead, shot a 74 to finish fourth.
Sacramento teenager Cameron Champ (72) tied for seventh and was the low amateur. Chad Fribley (71) of Chardonnay Golf Club tied for 12th and was the top PGA Professional.
Bee Sports staff