Mike Thomas Brown. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
American Top Team product Mike Thomas Brown will defend his WEC featherweight title in a rematch against former champion Urijah Faber at WEC 41, which takes place on June 7 at the ARCO Arena in Faber’s hometown of Sacramento, California.
World Extreme Cagefighting officially announced the event and the bout this afternoon. Brown and Faber originally fought at WEC 36 in November of last year, where Brown shocked the MMA world with a surprising stoppage of Faber in the first round.
“I’m really excited to get this title shot,” Faber said in a press release today. “I had the belt for a long time and I’m eager to get some redemption. I think the biggest thing is I have to be a little more careful. The last time I got caught for being careless. I sort of live by the sword and die by the sword. He’s one of the best fighters in the world, so I need to be on my game and not his game and not make mistakes.”
Since their first meeting, Brown made a successful defense of his title with a quick submission win over Leonard Garcia earlier this month while Faber earned his second straight victory against former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver in January.
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