Today, the WEC is hosting the most anticipated featherweight rematch in history as champ Mike Brown will be defending his title against company golden boy Urijah Faber.
Brown pulled off the ridiculous upset in November at WEC 38 when Faber ate a right fist as he attempted an unorthodox and high risk reverse-flying elbow.
Faber was sent backwards to the canvas and Brown pounced, ending Faber’s three-year winning streak in the 1stRound of their tussle.
Brown will be riding a nine fight-wining streak into the rematch, with his last win coming in his first-ever title defense against Leonard Garcia. It took Brown all of 117 seconds to submit and dispose of the Jackson Submission trained fighter at WEC 39.
Faber responded nicely in his first fight back after losing his crown by submitting former UFC lightweight champ Jens Pulver in just 94 seconds at WEC 38 back in January.
There is no doubt that Faber is the more naturally gifted of the two fighters, however Faber’s career has always been like a double-edged sword. He took MMA to new levels with his creativity and flair, however that is what inevitably cost him his his strap to Brown in the first place.
WEC 41 will be held inside the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. The promotion certainly doesn’t mind heading back to Arco as it hosted their largest event ever. A company record 12,682 fans packed in to the arena to generate a gate of $739,000 at “WEC: Faber vs. Pulver” last June.
You can catch all of the main bouts airing LIVE on Versus Network this Sunday beginning at 9PM EDT/6PM PDT.
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