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Brown-Faber Rematch Signed For WEC 41 on June 7th

Mike Brown

Mike Brown

A rematch between WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown and former title-holder Urijah Faber has been finalized to headline WEC 41 on June 7th at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California.

Five Ounces of Pain first confirmed that the matchup had been signed late Monday. According to the report, the event will air live on Versus, not on pay-per-view as previously rumored.

Brown (21-4), who trains out of American Top Team, is undefeated in his last nine bouts. After a six fight win streak, Brown debuted in the WEC with a unanimous decision victory over Jeff Curran at WEC 34 last June then challenged Faber for the title, claiming the belt with a first-round TKO. In his first title defense, Brown submitted Leonard Garcia in under two minutes at WEC 39 on March 1st.

Faber (22-2) won the featherweight title at WEC 19 in early-2006 and successfully defended the belt five times, including victories over Curran and Jens Pulver, before relinquishing it to Brown last November. He again defeated Pulver in January via first-round submission to earn an opportunity at reclaiming the championship.

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