Former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) featherweight champion Mike Thomas Brown has been working his way back to a shot at redemption after losing the belt to Jose Aldo at WEC 44 in Nov. 2009.
Brown quickly rebounded, sinking in a fight-ending rear naked choke against Anthony Morrison at WEC 46 earlier this year. He now looks to keep the win streak rolling as he is set to be featured on the WEC's first-ever pay-per-view (PPV)card opposite Manny Gamburyan.
Brown and Gamburyan will hook 'em up at WEC 48, which is scheduled for the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif., on April 24.
Gamburyan is fresh of a unanimous decision victory of Leonard Garcia at WEC 44. The victory was Gamburyan's second straight. In fact, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alum is undefeated (2-0) since joining the promotion.
Brown was one of the names brought up most often when discussing who would need to be on a WEC PPV card to bolster the sales. The former featherweight champion has become a fan favorite of sorts with his soft-spoken manner and exciting style of combat in the cage.
The ex-champion won the 145-pound gold against Urijah Faber almost two years ago. When WEC 48 rolls around, Brown will have to watch as Faber gets the first shot at the new champion Aldo, along with the belt Brown is on a mission to get back.