MENU
#Conor McGregor #Julian Lane #Ramsey Nijem #UFC 211 #Nate Diaz #Duane Ludwig #Jewels #Justin Buchholz #Bellator 179 #Hayder Hassan #Dhiego Lima #Rory MacDonald #UFC 202 #Jon Jones #Daniel Cormier


A rumored WEC featherweight title rematch between incumbent champion Mike Thomas Brown (17-4-1) and former champion Urijah Faber (22-2) has been signed to headline WEC 41 on Sunday, June 7.

While the WEC has yet to officially announced the fight, FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the finalized matchup from a source close to one of the fighters late Monday night.

Brown vs. Faber II will take place in Faber’s hometown of Sacramento, Calif. at the Arco Arena. Despite previous comments made by UFC President Dana White, the fight card will not take place on pay-per-view and is instead slated to air on the VERSUS Network.

Faber won the then-vacant WEC featherweight title against Joe Pearson at WEC 25, the first-ever WEC event promoted under Zuffa ownership. The former University of California-Davis amateur wrestling standout went on to successfully defend the title four times with wins over Domink Cruz, Chance Farrar, Jeff Curran, and Jens Pulver.

However, Faber’s attempt to add a fifth consecutive defense to his resume ended in failure after he missed a spinning back fist against Brown at WEC 36 this past November and was TKO’d due to strikes at 2:23 of round 1.

Despite the disappointing loss, Faber rebounded with a guillotine choke submission just one minute and 34 seconds into a rematch against Pulver during WEC 38 this past January.

Against Brown, Faber will have display better tactical prowess against a significantly larger opponent who formerly competed at lightweight. One of the most underrated fighters in all of MMA, Brown is currently on a nine fight win streak.

The American Top Team fighter has not lost since second round submission against Masakazu Imanari during a DEEP event in Japan in December of 2005. A former veteran of the defunct BodogFIGHT promotion, Brown holds notable wins in his career over Yves Edwards, Renato Tavars, Jeff Curran, and his most recent victory against Leonard Garcia at WEC 39 earlier this month.

Brown’s win over Garcia was his first-ever defense of the WEC featherweight title and came at 1:57 of round 1 following a arm triangle submission. The win boosted Maine native’s lifetime record in the WEC to a perfect 3-0.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Despite Beef, TJ Dillashaw Says Urijah Faber Deserves UFC Hall of Fame | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 8 views

Pioneer to the lighter weight classes in mixed martial arts Urijah Faber will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in July. read news >>

Urijah Faber and TJ Dillashaw Explode in Face-to-Face Confrontation (TUF Redemption) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 164 views

The confrontation got heated when Urijah Faber challenged TJ Dillashaw's recollection of his split with Team Alpha Male. read news >>

WSOF Full-Fight Flashback: Marlon Moraes vs. Miguel Torres | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 68 views

Marlon Moraes is headed to the UFC, but faced former WEC world champion Miguel Torres at the inaugural WSOF1 on November 3, 2012, in Las Vegas. read news >>

Michael Bisping's Bare-Knuckle Brawler Movie Debuts in June (Trailer Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 61 views

Check out the trailer for UFC champ Michael Bisping's latest acting gig, "My Name is Lenny." read news >>

Dominick Cruz Blames Team Alpha Male Feud with TJ Dillashaw on Urijah Faber | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 77 views

When TJ Dillashaw, the UFC bantamweight champ at the time, left Team Alpha Male to train with former head coach Duane Ludwig in 2015, it sparked off a rivalry. read news >>

Champ Amanda Nunes defends title in rematch vs. Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 213

  • 12 days ago
  • 8 views

Amanda Nunes will headline UFC’s “International Fight Week” festivities for the second year in a row when she puts her UFC women’s bantamweight title on the line against Valentina Shevchenko in the U read news >>

Gunnar Nelson and Santiago Ponzinibbio Headline UFC Fight Night Glasgow | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 3 views

Welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson will take on surging Santiago Ponzinibbio in the UFC Fight Night 113 main event in Glasgow, Scotland. read news >>

Justin Gaethje and Michael Johnson Headline TUF 25 Finale | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 8 views

Justin Gaethje left his World Series of Fighting lightweight championship behind to sign with the UFC. The unbeaten Gaethje will make his debut on July 7. read news >>

Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio to headline Glasgow event

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

After earning his last five victories by submission, welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson will be seeking another spectacular finish on July 16 when he battles surging Brazilian standout Santiago read news >>

Knockout Radio LIVE: Tim Boetsch, Alex Nicholson, Mike Brown, and Michael Stevens | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 views

Tune in Wednesday at 3:30 pm ET, for Knockout Radio LIVE! for Tim Boetsch, Alex Nicholson, Mike Brown, and Michael Stevens, plus the week's Hot MMA News! read news >>