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.
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.