From XFO 38 this past weekend, here's former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver picking up a much-needed win over local Illinois product Mike Lindquist.
Jens Pulver. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
“How could I have a falling out? Fallen out with who? There is nobody. They’re all gone. There was Pat, but Pat is too busy trying to make cash, making a living. He ain’t coaching people. Everyone always thought Pat had a magical touch and was teaching us all these magical things. No he wasn’t. No. Never. Never ever. It was a great combination of things that left. Jeremy left, Matt left, Robbie left. Matt Pena left. Everybody grew up more or less. We weren’t there anymore. And that’s why the great experiment is over.”
—Former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver tells ugo.com that there was no falling out with Team Miletich but that everyone moved on and the experiment is over.
Brian Bowles and Dominick Cruz squaring off at the weigh-ins for WEC 47. Photo property of the WEC.
All of the participants for WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz successfully made weight in preparation for Saturday’s card at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
WEC 47 will be headlined by a WEC bantamweight title bout between Brian Bowles and Dominick Cruz. The card will also feature the return of former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres as he takes on Joseph Benavidez.
Brian Bowles (134.5 lbs) vs. Dominick Cruz (134 lbs)
Miguel Angel Torres (134.5 lbs) vs. Joseph Benavidez (135 lbs)
Jens Pulver (145.5 lbs) vs. Javier Vazquez (145 lbs)
Deividas Taurosevicius (145 lbs) vs. LC Davis (144.5 lbs)
Bart Palaszewski (155 lbs) vs. Karen Darabedyan (156 lbs)
Scott Jorgensen (135 lbs) vs. Chad George (135.5 lbs)
Chad Mendes (145 lbs) vs. Erik Koch (144 lbs)
Danny Castillo (155.5 lbs) vs. Anthony Pettis (154.5 lbs)
Leonard Garcia (145 lbs) vs. George Roop (145.5 lbs)
Fredson Paixao (144.5 lbs) vs. Courtney Buck (145 lbs)
Ricardo Lamas (155 lbs) vs. Bendy Casimir (155.5 lbs)
Mike Brown def. Urijah Faber - Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
Jose Aldo def. Cub Swanson - TKO Round 1 0:08
Donald Cerrone def. James Krause - Submission (Rear Naked choke) Round 1 4:38
Josh Grispi def. Jens Pulver - Submission (Guillotine choke) Round 1 0:33
Untelevised results via Sherdog:
Manny Gamburyan def. John Franchi - Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rafael Rebello def. Kyle Dietz - Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1 2:55
Anthony Pettis def. Mike Campbell - Submission (Triangle Choke) Round 1 1:49
Antonio Banuelos def. Scott Jorgensen - Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Frank Gomez def. Noah Thomas - Submission (Side Choke) Round 2 3:12
Seth Dikun def. Rolando Perez - Submission (Triangle Choke) Round 1 2:30
Jens Pulver. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
“The opponent, I was more than happy. I’m like great. With my son, and with my friend being murdered – when I say friend, Justin and I go way back when we were 16. He moved out to Iowa and lived with me. It was real hard to lose him. He was somebody I was real, real close to. More than anything, I was hoping to have the holidays and everything, because I knew I wasn’t going to have a full-on six days a week to train. I would have loved to have it in March. I love the opponent. Can I do it in March? They said no and that they needed it in January, so that was the only hesitation was just the timing. You got to do what you got to do. No complaining, no excuses.”
- Former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver tells MMA Weekly that despite the birth of his son and death of close friend Justin Eilers, WEC officials refused to allow him to fight Urijah Faber in March instead of this coming weekend, leaving Pulver with the inability to train at the highest possible level for this fight.
In the above video, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber discusses his upcoming rematch against former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver, which will take place at WEC 38 on January 25 in San Diego, California.
Jamie Varner. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
World Extreme Cagefighting has released the complete fight card for it’s upcoming WEC 38 event on January 25 at the San Diego Sports Arena in California where WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner will defend his title against rising contender Donald Cerrone.
The show’s co-main event will feature a rematch between former champions as Urijah Faber will attempt to bounce back from his recent loss to Mike Thomas Brown against one-time UFC lightweight title holder Jens Pulver. Faber won an unanimous decision over Pulver in a 2008 fight-of-the-year candidate back on June 1.
WEC 38 made official
WEC has announced that their next event following tomorrow night’s show will take place in San Diego on January 25, 2009.
World Extreme Cagefighting® today announced that for the first event of 2009, the cage will head west to the hotbed of mixed martial arts - California - to hold the first ever WEC® event in San Diego. Two blockbuster matchups will lead the main card, with the World Lightweight Championship fight between Jamie Varner and undefeated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone as the main event, and the mega-rematch pitting Urijah Faber against Jens Pulver in the co-main event. World Extreme Cagefighting, featuring Varner vs. Cerrone and Faber vs. Pulver 2, takes place live from the San Diego Sports Arena on Sunday, January 25, 2009.
Aoki vs Alvarez on NYE?
Mike Brown. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
The Florida State Boxing Commission has released the official list of medical suspensions stemming from this week’s WEC 36: “Faber vs. Brown” event, which took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on November 5.
American Top Team product Mike Brown upset top-ranked featherweight Urijah Faber in the show’s main event to claim the WEC featherweight title. Chael Sonnen was also victorious in his rematch against Paulo Filho and Leonard Garcia scored a first-round stoppage of Jens Pulver in televised bouts as well.
Brown has been suspended indefinitely, receiving the longest layoff by the commission after sustaining a rib injury during his win over Faber. David Avellan, who suffered a brutal 18 second knockout loss to Aaron Simpson, has been medically suspended for two months.
The remaining fighters have all been given 30-day medical suspensions: Urijah Faber, Jens Pulver, Nissen Osterneck, Jonathan Brookins, and Rafael Dias.
We will be going live at 5:30 PM ET with complete results from tonight’s WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown event, which will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The show’s televised main card will air on Versus starting at 8 PM ET.
WEC 36 is headlined by Urijah Faber once again defending his featherweight title against gritty top contender Mike Thomas Brown. In addition, WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho will meet Chael Sonnen in a non-title rematch of their December 2007 fight and former UFC lightweight title holder Jens Pulver will look to get back on track against rising featherweight Leonard Garcia.
Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments throughout the evening. Detailed live results are after the jump.