WEC 41 Not as Crowded as Expected

Written by Tom Ngo
June 8th, 2009


It appears that the “WEC 41” event fell just short of the unofficial numbers originally announced by the organization. The California State Athletic Commission announced that 12,706 screaming fans packed into the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California, garnering the WEC $815,415 at the gate.

At yesterday’s WEC 41 post-fight presser, the organization believed they drew an audience of 13,027, slightly above the evening’s official numbers. In all, 10,110 seats were sold, with the remaining being handed out as comps.

Unfortunately, WEC 41 wasn’t able to break the organization’s 12,682 attendance mark set at WEC 35, the last time they hosted a show inside of Arco. The good news is that even though they didn’t sell as many chairs, they were able to top that event’s live-gate total of $738,855.

The fans inside of Arco witnessed featherweight champ Mike Brown dominate an injured Urijah Faber through the better part of 5Rounds. It was his second convincing win over the fallen champ.

Faber broke his right hand in the middle of the opening round when he struck Brown on the top of the head. Despite the early injury, Faber showed his true warrior spirit and marched on until the final horn.

Brown won by unaminous decison to run his win streak to 10.

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