The featherweight championship rematch between current title holder Mike Thomas Brown (21-4) and former division kingpin Urijah "The California Kid" Faber (22-2) will take place at the yet to be announced WEC 41 on June 7, according to a report on FiveOuncesOfPain.com.
Back in November at WEC 36 Brown stepped in as the number one contender to face "The California Kid" in what was at the time the ex-world champion's sixth title defense. The American Top Team powerhouse shocked many by stopping the seemingly unbeatable Faber in the first round with a brutal barrage of strikes.
The newly crowned champion then cemented his status as one of the best at 145 pounds four months later by successfully defending that title with a first round technical knockout win over Greg Jackson product Leonard Garcia at WEC 39.
The promotion's 145-pound division has recently skyrocketed with talent. And the line of contenders is growing longer as each event passes. Still, it's hard to argue with Faber getting his shot at redemption first after his ridiculous reign as the champion before the setback to Brown.
The Capital City Fighting Alliance member's championship run included wins over Joe Pearson, Dominic Cruz, Chance Farrar, Jeff Curran and Jens Pulver ... a pretty impressive hit list to say the least. He also recently defeated Pulver for a second time with a first round submission win at WEC 38.
Brown has looked dominant in his last two performances. As for Faber, this is somewhat of a career defining fight for him -- Brown beat him in devastating fashion. How he responds to that adversity will determine what kind of champion he really is ... or isn't.
Faber's hometown of Sacramento, Calif., will likely host the festivities at the Arco Arena. And despite previous rumors of a potential move to pay-per-view for this specific event, WEC 41 will be aired live on the Versus network.