Brown-Faber Sequel Official for WEC 41

By Brian Knapp Mar 30, 2009
World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight champion Mike Thomas Brown will defend his belt in a rematch with former titleholder Urijah Faber at WEC 41 “Brown vs. Faber 2” on June 7 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif.

WEC officials announced the showdown on Monday.

Based out of American Top Team, Brown (21-4) has not lost in more than three years. He extended his current winning streak to nine fights when he submitted Leonard Garcia with an arm-triangle choke at WEC 39 earlier this month. Brown stopped Faber on first-round strikes in November, completing a rapid rise to the top of the featherweight charts.

The well-traveled 33-year-old also holds wins against Yves Edwards, Jeff Curran and Mark Hominick. He has never been knocked out in 25 career appearances.

Faber (22-2), meanwhile, rebounded nicely from his defeat to Brown, as he submitted former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver with an opening-round guillotine choke at WEC 38 in January. The loss to Brown snapped a string of 13 consecutive victories that began with a submission against Shawn Bias in October 2005. Faber -- a Sacramento native who turns 30 in May -- has secured 18 of his 22 wins by knockout, technical knockout or submission and has finished 11 of his foes inside one round.
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