The event was to take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and air live on Versus.
The decision to postpone the event was announced earlier this evening.
Hurricane Ike, currently a category 3 storm, is expected to make landfall in Florida on Tuesday as a major hurricane and progress across the state on Wednesday.
â€œDue to the potential of a major hurricane hitting the South Florida area on Wednesday we were compelled to postpone the event,â€ said WEC Vice President of Operations and Production Peter Dropick. â€œFor the safety of our fans, the fighters and our staff we felt it was in the best interest to make this decision.â€
â€œWith Hurricane Ike approaching our area we have concern for the fans, fighters, our employees and the South Florida community in general,â€ said Bernie Dillon, Sr. Vice President of Entertainment for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. â€œWe felt like it would be prudent and in everyoneâ€™s best interest to postpone the event. We certainly donâ€™t want to cause any travelers or employees to get stranded here should we have a major storm.â€
WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber takes on Mike Brown in the WEC 36 main event for the 145-pound championship and WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho rematches with Chael Sonnen for the 185-pound title.
Tickets purchased for the September 10th date remain valid for November 5th with refunds are available at the point of purchase for fans that are unable to attend the rescheduled date.