The official weigh-in event for WEC 44: "Brown vs. Aldo" is set to take place from "The Pearl" at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009.
The first fighter is expected to tip the scale at 4 p.m. PT. Doors to the event will open at 2 p.m. PT for a special autograph session featuring top WEC stars Jamie Varner, Brian Bowles and Ed Ratcliff.
As usual, MMAmania.com will provide the latest coverage of the WEC 44 weigh-ins, as well as provide a detailed recap of the festivities as soon as they conclude.
WEC 44 will feature a main event featherweight title bout between champion Mike Thomas Brown and perhaps his most difficult challenger to date in feared Brazilian striker, Jose "Junior" Aldo.
Former UFC lightweights Manny "The Pitbull" Gamburyan and Leonard "Bad Boy" Garcia are also scheduled to hook ‘em up in a battle of 145-pound contenders in the co-featured fight of the evening.
Check out the complete lineup for WEC 44 below:
145 lbs.: WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Thomas Brown (22-4) vs. Jose
"Junior" Aldo (15-1)
Main card (Televised):
145 lbs.: Manny "Pitbull" Gamburyan (9-4) vs. Leonard "Bad Boy" Garcia (13-4)
155 lbs.: "Razor" Rob McCullough (17-5) vs. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis (7-0)
155 lbs.: Shane Roller (6-2) vs. Danny Castillo (8-1)
Under card (May not be broadcast):
145 lbs.: L.C. Davis (14-2) vs. Diego "The Gun" Nunes (13-0)
145 lbs.: John Franchi (5-1) vs. Cub Swanson (13-3)
155 lbs.: James Krause (10-1) vs. Ricardo Lamas (6-1)
135 lbs.: Frank Gomez (7-1) vs. Seth Dikun (7-3)
155 lbs.: Alex Karalexis (10-4) vs. Kamal Shalorus (4-0-1)
135 lbs.: Antonio Banuelos (16-5) vs. Kenji Osawa (15-8-2)
For those fortunate enough to be in "Sin City" remember that the weigh-in is FREE to attend and open to the public. Doors to the weigh-in will open at 2 p.m. PT for the general public.
And be sure to stick around immediately following the weigh-ins for a Q&A session with WEC headliners Donald Cerrone and Ben Henderson with special guest emcee Frank Mir.
Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Wednesday, Nov. 18), which is slated to air at 9 p.m. ET on the Versus network from "The Pearl" at the Palms Casino Resort.
The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 7 p.m. ET.
It’s going to be an awesome night of fights so don’t miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight WEC 44 coverage you can handle.