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Brown vs. Garcia and Condit vs. Larson set to headline WEC 39 on March 1 in Corpus Christi

World Extreme Cagefighting it set to bring two title matches to the Lone Star state when it presents WEC 39 in Corpus Christi, Texas on Sunday, March 1. The event will be held at the AmericanBank Center Arena. has learned from sources close to the event that Mike Thomas Brown will be making his first WEC featherweight title defense when he takes on number one contender Leonard Garcia.

In addition to Brown’s first-ever featherweight title defense, WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will meet Brock Larson in a rematch from their WEC 29 encounter in August of 2007.

Garcia, a former member of the UFC’s lightweight division, improved his WEC record to 2-0 following his first round TKO win against Jens Pulver during WEC 36 this past November. Prior to that, the Greg Jackson-trained fighter had recorded a first round knockout over Hiroyuki Takaya at WEC 32 this past February.

Brown won the title from former champion Urijah Faber following a first round TKO at WEC 36. The American Top Team product earned the shot at Faber after recording a unanimous decision victory over Jeff Curran in his WEC debut at WEC 34 this past June.

Condit’s previous fight vs. Larson ended following an armbar submission at 2:21 of round 1. Since the win, Condit won his next two fights over Carlos Prater at WEC 32 and Hiromitsu Miura at WEC 35 this past August.

Larson, who trains out of the Mixed Martial Arts Academy of Minnesota, has gone undefeated in three bouts since losing to Condit. His three wins have come against Troy Allison at CFX 7, John Alessio at WEC 33, and Prater at WEC 35.

In addition to Brown vs. Garcia and Condit vs. Larson II, WEC 39 is also considered likely to feature a lightweight bout between “Razor” Rob McCullough and Marcus Hicks.

  • Jim says:

    Really? Brock Larson again? I mean, he looks the part, but it’s not like their first fight left a lot of questions unanswered.

  • Brendhan says:

    Larson is a solid fighter and it isn’t as if the WEC has a ton of competition for Condit anyways. WEC in Corpus Christi? This Austinite is totally there!

  • Rich says:

    This sucks… tickets go on sale monday and i don’t get paid until friday…. NO!!!! Now i won’t get good seats, i might as well not even go… I’m sad….

  • Stan the Caddy says:

    No interest in seeing Condit vs. Larson again. Zuffa needs to amalgamate the WEC’s WW division with the UFC’s.

  • Grappo says:

    go go garcia

  • Mike Wolfe says:

    Garcia has legit power, but he’s overmatched against Brown, imo.

  • JOe K. says:

    This is going to be a sweet card.

    Garcia will win.

    I think Condit is good but over rated. Larson is a beast he will get the upset.

  • JOEgun says:

    Corpus Christi! Woohoo! Garcia is gonna take the title fo sho!

  • goodguy says:

    I think that Garcia will come out and look as impressive as Stan the Caddy’s vocabulary.

    amalgamate, very nice.

  • Evadmils says:

    LOL @ goodguy

  • Axl Rose says:

    Garcia by knockout!!! Round 1 baby!

  • CMT says:

    This is a hard one to call. I love Garcia, he is always smiling and having a good time. He looks like a standup guy. Brown might be a little too tough though. Flip a coin on this one. Either way this is gonna be a good fight.

  • DamonO says:

    I enjoy Garcia’s fights, however a title shot after 2 wins? I suppose he knocked out Jens Pulver but seriously! Urijah Faber should get a rematch before Leonard Garcia fights for the belt. I know I know, they want to rematch with Pulver because it’s a money maker considering their first meeting in the cage. Still sad.


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