“Brown vs. Faber 2” attracts more than six million viewers

World Extreme Cagefighting’s telecast of “Faber vs. Brown 2” on Sunday, June 7, garnered a 1.1 national HH rating and made Versus the top-rated cable network in the country among all key male demographics according to a press release received by PRO MMA (promma.info) on Friday.

The fight between WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Thomas Brown and Urijah Faber was billed as “the most anticipated featherweight championship re-match in MMA history.” Faber, who had been on a 13-fight win streak, lost his title to Brown last November at WEC 36 from a first round knockout and was granted an immediate rematch.

Brown and Faber squared off at Arco Arena in Faber’s hometown of Sacramento, Calif. this past Sunday in the main event. The rematch attracted a ton of hype, and halfway through round one, fans knew they were watching a classic unfold.

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“WEC 41: Faber vs. Brown 2” live results and play-by-play

WEC 41: FABER vs. BROWN 2 takes place Sunday night June 7, 2009 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. The World Extreme Cagefighting Featherweight Title is on the line once again as the champion, Mike Brown, gives number one contender Urijah Faber one more shot at the gold.

Also on the card is the return of “Lil’ Evil” Jens Pulver as he tries to prove he is still relevant among MMA’s elite competition. Other notable names on the card include “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone, Cub Swanson, Manny Gamburyan, and Antonio Banuelos. As always, PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing live round-by-round updates and results.

WEC 41 quick results:
(FW TITLE) Mike Brown def. Urijah Faber by unanimous decision
(FW) Jose Aldo def. Cub Swanson by flying knee knockout rd1
(LW) Donald Cerrone def. James Krause by rear naked choke rd1
(FW) Josh Grispi def. Jens Pulver by guillotine choke rd1
(FW) Manny Gamburyan def. John Franchi by unanimous decision
(BW) Rafael Rebello def. Kyle Dietz by rear naked choke rd1
(LW) Anthony Pettis def. Mike Campbell by triangle choke rd1
(BW) Antonio Banuelos def. Scott Jorgensen by split decision
(BW) Frank Gomez def. Noah Thomas by arm triangle rd2
(BW) Rolando Perez def. Seth Dikum by triangle choke rd1

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WEC 41 weigh-in results

Today’s WEC 41 weigh-ins took place at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, California at 7 p.m. All fighters initially made weight, except for Frank Gomez, who made weight on his second attempt after taking off his fight shorts.

WEC 41 will be televised live on the Versus channel Sunday, June 7th, at 9:00 PM ET and features the long awaited rematch between current WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown and former champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber.

Official Weigh in results:
Mike Brown (143.5) vs Urijah Faber (143.5)
Cub Swanson (144) vs Jose Aldo (144.5)
James Krause (155) vs Donald Cerrone (155)
Josh Grispi (145.5) vs Jens Pulver (144)
John Franchi (145.5) vs Manny Gamburyan (144)
Kyle Dietz (134) vs Rafael Rebello (134.5)
Anthony Pettis (156) vs Mike Campbell (155)
Antonio Banuelos (135.5) vs Scott Jorgensen (134)
Noah Thomas (134.5) vs Frank Gomez (136*)
Seth Dikun (136) vs Rolando Perez (135.5)

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Weekend video overload

Alright, there is a ton of video footage out there right now with all the events going on so we are going to feature a few of the most significant videos here for you. It’s the weekend so kick back and check out what is going on here in the world of MMA.

Fedor & M-1 Global at the “Affliction: Trilogy” press conference

More videos after the jump…

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Dana White WEC 41 video blog (6-2-09)

Wanderlei picks Urijah Faber to win his WEC 41 fight against Mike Brown. Wandy also gives a prediction for his fight with Franklin at UFC 99… either he will get knocked out, Rich will get knocked out, or it will be a war. Dana stops by TUF 10 production to talk with Rampage and get … Read more

Dana White WEC 41 video blog starring Kimbo Slice

For the first time Dana White is doing a video blog for the WEC. WEC 41 takes place this Sunday, June 7, 2009 and will air live on the VERSUS network. Guest-starring in this video is none other than Kimbo Slice who talks about being a contestant on the upcoming season 10 of The Ultimate … Read more

WEC announces remaining bouts for “Brown vs. Faber 2” on June 7

PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified by the WEC on Wednesday of the full fight card  for “Brown vs. Faber 2” scheduled to take place at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California on Sunday, June 7 and to air live on Versus.

In the main event, former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber will get the opportunity to win back the title Mike Thomas Brown took from him last November. Also on the card is Jens Pulver, who is looking to get back in the win column, and Manny Gamburyan who will be making his WEC featherweight debut.

Another fighter making their WEC debut on this card is 13-0 undefeated bantamweight Kyle Dietz, who trains out of Spencer Fisher’s camp in Moline, Illinois. Here is the full line-up:

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“Lil’ Evil” returns to face Josh Grispi at WEC 41

MMA legend and WEC fighter Jens “Lil’ Evil” Pulver (22-11-1 MMA, 1-3 WEC) will make his return to the cage at WEC 41 on June 7 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. His opponent is 20 year old up and comer Josh “The Fluke” Grispi (12-1 MMA, 2-0 WEC), as reported by Michael David Smith.

Jens has only won one in his last six fights and it has been questioned if Pulver may be ready to retire from the sport all together. Neither of Pulver’s last two fights have gone more than two minutes into the first round and his power and chin have been called into question.

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