The WEC officially announced today that they have scheduled WEC 44 for The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is scheduled to take place on November 18th, and will be headlined by a featherweight title match between champion Mike Thomas Brown and challenger Jose Aldo.
In addition to this official bout, MMAJunkie is reporting that a bantam weight matchup between Frank Gomez and Seth Dikun has been unofficially added to the card, and FiveKnuckles says that Kyle Dietz will likely face Noah Thomas on the November 18th card.
Mike Brown became the WEC featherweight champion defeating Urijah Faber via TKO in November of 2008. Since winning the title, Brown has defended it twice, against Leonard Garcia and most recently in a rematch against Faber this past June. Brown is currently on a ten fight win-streak, including the three title fights.
Aldo is a rising Brazilian star with a 16-1 record, including a current eight fight win-streak. Aldo made his WEC debut in June of 2008 with a TKO victory over Alexandre Franca Nogueira. Since that time he has finished every bout via T/KO and twice earned “Knockout of the Night” honors, including his most recent eight second TKO of Cub Swanson.
Pictured: Mike Brown