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Urijah Faber vs. Mike Brown, Paulo Filho vs. Chael Sonnen, and Mark Munoz vs. Steve Steinbeiss set to headline Sept. 10 WEC event

l_2fc9d40a6a4a46046d47bc8bfb2c5df9.jpgAfter 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’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, 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.

  • woooburn says:

    pulver vs leonard garcia maybe?

    if mccullough manages to beat cerrone, i hope it’s more convincing than his last fight. i think cerrone vs varner could be great if thats how things play out.

    still think it’s a shame that the WEC isnt what zuffa is shopping to networks. their fights are so consistently entertaining.

  • KS says:

    Rumors around OSU Country are that Jake Rosholt will make his WEC debut at the event as well.

  • Zack with a ck says:

    How do I love thee WEC? Let me count the ways.

    Number 1 MMA organization in the world in terms of:

    top to bottom cards
    pure sport presentation

  • Toxic says:

    My one complaint about WEC is that they are showing the same damn shows on Versus again and gain. Cycle some of that material. I like Ed 9mm Ratcliff and Micah Miller as much as the same guy, but I don’t need to see them every week. Also, kick Versus in the nuts for their nonstop Tour de France coverage for me.

  • woooburn says:

    pfff… the TDF rules. your loss.

  • JOe K. says:

    #4 I couldn’t agree more. That Tour De France stuff is ridiculous. I wish they had more WEC shows so it wouldn’t be on repeat so much.

    I also wish they would be more explicit when there is a repeat at least on or the TVGuide channel.

    Rantings aside. Right now WEC is my favorite. #3 you’re right on as well.

    Most of their fights are ridiculously awesome!


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