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WEC 31: Faber vs Curran

WEC 31
  • Wednesday 12.12.2007 at 09:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Versus
  • Promotion: WEC
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Todd Harris, Frank Mir
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Frank Mir
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate):
  • TV Ratings: 629,000 viewers
  • Number of Bouts: 9
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In the biggest WEC event yet for the growing promotion, WEC 31 featured three title fights in the Light Heavyweight, Middleweight, and Featherweight divisions, respectively. Doug Marshall defended his Light Heavyweight Championship with a first-round Armbar of Ariel Gandulla, Paulo Filho defended his Middleweight Championship with a second-round, come-from-behind Armbar of Chael Sonnen, and Urijah Faber, the most bankable star in the promotion, earned the biggest win to date in his career with a second-round Guillotine Choke of Jeff Curran.


Former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver made his promotional debut on the card, submitting Cub Swanson with an Anaconda Choke in the first round. This would be the only victory of Pulver’s WEC career.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:55 PM ET
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WEC 31 Fight Card

Bout   Info
Urijah Faber   defeats   Jeff Curran   via Submission, Guillotine Choke
Main Event | Title Fight | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  4:34 Round 2 of 5, 9:34 Total Bout Page
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Jens Pulver   defeats   Cub Swanson   via Submission, Guillotine Choke
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
#25 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
  0:35 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Paulo Filho   defeats   Chael Sonnen   via Submission, Armbar
Main Card | Title Fight | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  4:55 Round 2 of 5, 9:55 Total Bout Page
Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Doug Marshall   defeats   Ariel Gandulla   via Submission, Armbar
Main Card | Title Fight | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  0:55 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
John Alessio   defeats   Todd Moore   via Decision, Unanimous
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Bryan Baker   defeats   Eric Schambari   via Decision, Split
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
  3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Ed Ratcliff   defeats   Alex Karalexis   via KO/TKO, Punches
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  1:26 Round 2 of 3, 6:26 Total Bout Page
Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Brian Bowles   defeats   Marcos Galvão   via KO/TKO, Punch
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  2:09 Round 2 of 3, 7:09 Total Bout Page
Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Charlie Valencia   defeats   Ian McCall   via Submission, Guillotine Choke
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  3:19 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Referee: Josh Rosenthal
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