Urijah Faber, Kazushi Sakuraba headline UFC Hall of Fame '17 class

By Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- The UFC Hall of Fame formally inducted its 2017 class on Thursday. Honorees included fighters Urijah Faber, Kazushi Sakuraba, Maurice Smith and retired matchmaker Joe Silva.

Faber, 38, retired last year following a win over Brad Pickett in his backyard of Sacramento. He became the face of the WEC, and lighter weight classes as a whole, as a 145-pound champion.

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