World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) recently finalized the 10-fight line up for its big trip back to the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif., on June 7.
WEC 41 will feature a monster rematch between Mike Thomas Brown and hometown hero, Urijah "The California Kid" Faber, in a featherweight championship bout with Brown’s 145-pound title on the line. In the co main event, Jose Aldo and Cub Swanson are set to collide in another dynamite featherweight showdown.
Number one lightweight contender Donald Cerrone will also return to action against James Krause on the televised main card after an undisclosed injury forced Rich "Cleat" Crunkilton to withdraw from the 155-pound contest. And remember that The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 alum, Manny Gamburyan, will likely do his best to ensure that his prmootional debut makes the Versus telecast.
Here is the complete WEC 41 fight card:
145 lbs.: Featherweight Champion Mike Thomas Brown (21-4) vs. Urijah "The California Kid" Faber (22-2)
Main card (Televised):
145 lbs.: Jose "Junior" Aldo (14-1) vs. Cub Swanson (13-2)
155 lbs.: James Krause (10-0) vs. Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone (9-1)
145 lbs.: Josh "The Fluke" Grispi (12-1) vs. Jens "Little Evil" Pulver (22-11-1)
145 lbs.: Manny "The Pitbull" Gamburyan (8-4) vs. John Franchi (5-0)
135 lbs.: Charlie Valencia (10-5) vs. Kyle Dietz (5-0)
155 lbs.: Mike "The Beast" Campbell (6-1) vs. Anthony "Showtime" Pettis (6-0)
135 lbs.: Scott Jorgensen (6-2) vs. Antonio Banuelos (15-4)
135 lbs.: Frank Gomez (6-1) vs. TBA
145 lbs.: Rolando Perez (4-2-1) vs. Seth "2 Quick" Dikun (6-3)
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of WEC 41, beginning with the Versus telecast at 9 p.m. ET on fight night. In addition, we will deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action earlier in the evening.
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