After the WEC announced several months ago that its Aug. 3 event in Las Vegas would be headlined by three title defenses, it was thought that following up the Summer fight card would be a tough act to top. With preliminary plans coming into place for its Wednesday, September 10 event, it appears as if the Zuffa-owned fight promotion might have outdone themselves.
The event, which is expected to take place in Hollywood, Fla. at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, already was slated to feature a WEC middleweight title rematch between incumbent Paulo Filho and challenger Chael Sonnen.
However, Filho vs. Sonnen II will not be the night’s main event, as Sherdog.com’s Loretta Hunt reported late Tuesday that the camps for both WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber and number one contender Mike Brown have confirmed that the two are set to fight each other on the Sept. 10 show.
Also slated for the fight card is former NCAA champion and Oklahoma State amateur wrestling standout Mark Munoz. According to a report by MMAWeekly.com, Munoz will face former K-1 and BodogFIGHT competitor Steve Steinbeiss.
The televised portion of the card is expected to be rounded out by a lightweight matchup between former WEC lightweight champion “Razor” Rob McCullough and up-and-coming star Donald Cerrone. The winner of the fight could be named the new number one contender for the WEC lightweight title.
While not confirmed, Jens Pulver and Tim McKenzie have both been rumored for the card as well.